If this is your first time retrieving CVS, you will need to build the
configure script and config.h.in dependency. Just run
and you should be okay.
Compilation / installation goes something like this:
If you are on x86(_64) if may be wise to send your CFLAGS along to
configure, as dependening on them, SIMD code will be activated, ie:
CFLAGS="-march=athlon-xp" ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
configure will detect that "-march=athlon-xp" activates MMX, SSE,
3dNOW!, SSE-MMX and 3dNOW! extended. You can also explicitly enable a
specific SIMD instruction set via CFLAGS, ie -mmmx activates MMX on the
GCC compiler. Refer to its manual. Currently OpenAL only features some
MMX code though, so other SIMD instruction set are ignored.
On x86 (32 bit) it is advised to have nasm installed. Then it is safe
to activate all SIMD instruction sets at compile time, as at runtime the
detection will only activate supported SIMD routines.
(Above example shouldn't be used as such though, as it doesn't do any
optimization, so send more flags and/or use the optimization configure
--enable-debug Enable debugging info.
--enable-optimization Enables optimization.
etc... Use --help to determine the rest. Most people will be fine with
Debugging options are now in the form:
in general, this will give you too much information to be useful on a
particular topic. Use --enable-debug-maximus to get all debugging
If this is your first time installing openal, you'll probably need to
The following changes have taken place that may alter the manner in
which an installation works on your machine. Please be advised:
- SDL is no longer required to build --- the conversion code
has been copied into the audioconvert directory.
If you experience any problems building or with the test code, please
email me: firstname.lastname@example.org