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 debian 2001-08-13 calc calc [734e6b] done i hope
 doc 2001-08-06 kcarnold kcarnold [65c1fe] Include the stylesheet in the docs distribution.
 include 2001-08-04 volsung volsung [c2e593] Merger of new API branch (volsung_20010721) wit...
 src 2001-08-13 volsung volsung [43ea62] OSS plugin correctly detects when audio rate ca...
 .cvsignore 2001-02-26 jack jack [771e2f] updated cvsignore
 AUTHORS 2000-12-17 giles giles [03a358]
 CHANGES 2001-08-11 volsung volsung [5a1242] Oops. Last minute doc fixes.
 COPYING 2000-09-03 jack jack [cc53f7] Initial revision
 Makefile.am 2001-08-04 volsung volsung [2483ac] Fix to put man pages in correct location depend...
 README 2001-08-11 volsung volsung [5a1242] Oops. Last minute doc fixes.
 TODO 2001-08-05 volsung volsung [ebdbe7] Documentation update.
 acinclude.m4 2000-10-30 jack jack [e35f36] the long awaited ao fixes. this hasn't been we...
 ao.m4 2001-03-26 jack jack [895d6d] fixed "NONE" problem in .m4 file
 autogen.sh 2000-10-31 giles giles [85dc86]
 configure.in 2001-08-13 gmaxwell gmaxwell [19a6a3] Backout broken fix of debian broken autoconf
 libao.conf.5 2001-08-04 volsung volsung [c2e593] Merger of new API branch (volsung_20010721) wit...
 libao.spec 2001-08-12 jack jack [52029f] Bump version to 0.8.0. Spec file looks like it...

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libao - A Cross-platform Audio Library, Version 0.8.0

Originally Copyright (C) Aaron Holtzman - May 1999
Changes Copyright (C) Stan Seibert - July 2000
More Changes Copyright (C) Jack Moffitt - October 2000

libao is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
any later version.

libao is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with GNU Make; see the file COPYING.  If not, write to
the Free Software Foundation, 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

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OVERVIEW

Libao is a cross-platform audio library that allows programs to output
audio using a simple API on a wide variety of platforms.  It currently
supports:
   * Null output
   * WAV files
   * OSS (Open Sound System)
   * ESD (ESounD or Enlighten Sound Daemon)
   * ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture)
   * Solaris (untested)
   * IRIX (untested)

HISTORY

Libao began life as cross-platform audio library inside of ac3dec, an
AC3 decoder by Aaron Holtzman that is part of the LiViD project.  When
ogg123 (part of the command line vorbis tools) needed a way to play
audio on multiple operating systems, someone on the vorbis-dev mailing
list suggested the libao library as a possible way to add
cross-platform support to ogg123.  I (Stan Seibert) downloaded the
libao library, severely hacked it up in order to make the build
process simpler and support multiple live-playback devices.  (The
original code allowed one live playback driver, the wav driver, and a
null driver to be compiled into the library.)  Jack Moffitt got it
supporting dynamically loaded plugins so that binary versions of libao
could be provided.  The API was revised for version 0.8.0.

This code is being maintained by Stan Seibert (indigo@aztec.asu.edu) 
and various other individuals.  Please DO NOT annoy Aaron Holtzman about 
bugs, features, comments, etc. regarding this code.

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