kX Project Audio drivers open sourced

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kX Project Audio drivers open sourced

Post by Icy EyeG » Fri May 09, 2014 2:24 pm

Hey guys,
I don't know if anyone already knows this, but the kX Project Audio drivers have been open sourced.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/general-d ... ource.html
http://github.com/kxproject

The author Eugene Gavrilov says the drivers are GPL2:
Code seems to be GPL2-covered.
However, I don't understand what he means by this:
It seems that my mailbox has been hacked, and now the full kX source code has become available online on github. The hacker has also written a nice readme file, which covers kX build process etc.
He doesn't seem worried about it, is he joking, or does it is indeed true that he was hacked, but he approves the code being on github? :?:

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Re: kX Project Audio drivers open sourced

Post by oldman » Fri May 09, 2014 3:06 pm

That forum post seems a little strange, but if you go to the website you will find that the links to the license point to the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE.
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Re: kX Project Audio drivers open sourced

Post by cruonit » Fri May 09, 2014 3:12 pm

==== Final notes

All source code is Copyright (c) Eugene Gavrilov, 2001-2014, unless specified otherwise.
The code can be re-distributed under GPL v2, unless specified otherwise.

Many thanks to kX Community.

- Eugene Gavrilov

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Re: kX Project Audio drivers open sourced

Post by Icy EyeG » Fri May 09, 2014 3:20 pm

Well, I guess that makes it official then. It's GPL2. But yes, the website is a bit strange indeed.

Anyway, I hope this can be of use for the ReactOS project somehow.

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Re: kX Project Audio drivers open sourced

Post by mrugiero » Sat May 10, 2014 3:41 am

Icy EyeG wrote:Hey guys,
I don't know if anyone already knows this, but the kX Project Audio drivers have been open sourced.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/general-d ... ource.html
http://github.com/kxproject

The author Eugene Gavrilov says the drivers are GPL2:
Code seems to be GPL2-covered.
However, I don't understand what he means by this:
It seems that my mailbox has been hacked, and now the full kX source code has become available online on github. The hacker has also written a nice readme file, which covers kX build process etc.
He doesn't seem worried about it, is he joking, or does it is indeed true that he was hacked, but he approves the code being on github? :?:
Look at the happy faces and such, he is just joking. Anyway, if you have doubts about it, you should just ask him ;)

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Re: kX Project Audio drivers open sourced

Post by Webunny » Sat May 10, 2014 9:58 am

So, anyway; can ROS actually do anything with it?

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Re: kX Project Audio drivers open sourced

Post by gonzoMD » Sat May 10, 2014 11:53 am

  • the code is at a first quick look mostly c/cpp
  • It is released under GPL
  • we already have another opensource driver included (cmedia)
So, why not?

What I'd like to see is an own AC97 Driver, so that audio runs out of the box from VM's

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Re: kX Project Audio drivers open sourced

Post by PurpleGurl » Sat May 10, 2014 1:26 pm

I'd be careful here lest his email be compromised and it is a hacker who released it, not the author.

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Re: kX Project Audio drivers open sourced

Post by gonzoMD » Sat May 10, 2014 5:53 pm

PurpleGurl wrote:I'd be careful here lest his email be compromised and it is a hacker who released it, not the author.
Google kx project and check the news section on the website. It's also to read there that the drivers are opened.

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Re: kX Project Audio drivers open sourced

Post by Webunny » Sun May 11, 2014 1:46 am

gonzoMD wrote:
  • the code is at a first quick look mostly c/cpp
  • It is released under GPL
  • we already have another opensource driver included (cmedia)
So, why not?

What I'd like to see is an own AC97 Driver, so that audio runs out of the box from VM's
Or HD audio...

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Re: kX Project Audio drivers open sourced

Post by Saibamen » Sun May 11, 2014 4:21 pm

kX is good I used this drivers for my SoundBlaster Live! soundcard few years later.
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Re: kX Project Audio drivers open sourced

Post by gamax92 » Sun May 11, 2014 5:34 pm

I wanted to use the drivers for my SoundBlaster Live, which I still have. They still cannot detect my card for some reason

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Re: kX Project Audio drivers open sourced

Post by Webunny » Sun May 11, 2014 6:18 pm

PurpleGurl wrote:I'd be careful here lest his email be compromised and it is a hacker who released it, not the author.
He was clearly joking. I guess this shows what happens if one makes a joke: there are always some who take it seriously, and then it leads a life on it's own.

Read up on the forum there: it's clear the author himself placed it under the GPL.

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Re: kX Project Audio drivers open sourced

Post by PurpleGurl » Mon May 12, 2014 1:26 am

Webunny wrote:
PurpleGurl wrote:I'd be careful here lest his email be compromised and it is a hacker who released it, not the author.
He was clearly joking. I guess this shows what happens if one makes a joke: there are always some who take it seriously, and then it leads a life on it's own.

Read up on the forum there: it's clear the author himself placed it under the GPL.
I did read the whole forum. Imagine that. And someone else could have still posed as him. I only said to be careful.

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Re: kX Project Audio drivers open sourced

Post by Webunny » Mon May 12, 2014 11:20 am

PurpleGurl wrote:
Webunny wrote:
PurpleGurl wrote:I'd be careful here lest his email be compromised and it is a hacker who released it, not the author.
He was clearly joking. I guess this shows what happens if one makes a joke: there are always some who take it seriously, and then it leads a life on it's own.

Read up on the forum there: it's clear the author himself placed it under the GPL.
I did read the whole forum. Imagine that. And someone else could have still posed as him. I only said to be careful.
He was a regular there; it's extremely unlikely, if he had been 'spoofed', that he would not have let it be removed, or at least would have reacted to it. Conversely, there would be no reason for a spoofer to tell he had been hacked, nor for the original author to let it stand if the GPL'ing weren't true. Nor for him to make smileys about it (indicating the humoristic nature of it). And besides all that, it's mentioned on the copying-readme of the project itself too.

It's good to be cautious, but there is no reason to be paranoid. It's GPL v2.

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