gTick replacement?

Raphaël Doursenaud rdoursenaud at
Sun Feb 24 23:59:17 GMT 2008

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What about patching gtick to support JACK?
Should not be that hard using bio2jack :

I'm not good at writing code but I may give it a try.

Raphaël Doursenaud

Cory K. a écrit :
> Toby Smithe wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 4:44 PM, raydar <raydar at> wrote:
>>>  I discovered in the Ubuntu forums that running an app as an argument to
>>>  "aoss" is a/the way to invoke alsa-oss, so I typed
>>>     aoss gtick
>>>  in a terminal, got
>>>     /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy
>>>  and also tried having Gtick use /dev/dsp1 after launching Gtick via
>>>  aoss, but there was no difference from starting Gtick the normal way &
>>>  using /dev/dsp1 as before (no error, but no output).
>>>  So, if the problem is Jack hogging /dev/dsp, and if /dev/dsp1 is not
>>>  being hogged but it's output isn't "getting through," is there a way I
>>>  can route /dev/dsp1's output to Jack's input so that it all goes out
>>>  /dev/dsp?
>> You wouldn't want to do this anyway, because latency would be
>> horrible. The pipeline would go something like:
>> Gtick -> aoss -> OSS-JACK router thingy (which doesn't exist) -> JACK -> ALSA
>> I hate ALSA and dmix: dmix is a userspace library plug-in, and not at
>> kernel level, so not only do some apps not conform to it (they don't
>> /have/ to link against that library), it has latency problems too. I
>> welcome the day when the newly open-sourced OSS4, and its lovely
>> kernel-level vmix virtual mixer, replace ALSA and dmix forever. OSS is
>> a much nicer sound system anyway, even if it did betray us by closing
>> up last decade.
>> My suggestion is to give up on Gtick if you're intent on using JACK.
>> If you're into overkill, you could have Hydrogen give you a beat to
>> the right BPM, but I'm sure there are other applications that I
>> haven't heard of that are more suitable.
> I'm open to suggestions on this one. gtick was a nice stand-alone app.
> If some knows of one of one without this issue that would be great.
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