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3727 Hedgehog major always 05-26-06 21:23 06-21-06 00:03
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0003727: intermittent crashes on Intel Macs when using OpenAL
Croquet worlds with OpenAL sounds crash intermittently on Intel-flavored Macs, but work everywhere else. The crash seesm to be caused by a bug in the OpenAL libraries that Apple is currently shipping with MacOS. We are not the only ones seeing this problem, see http://www.idevgames.com/forum/showthread.php?p=114850 [^] for instance.

We need to look into compiling a fixed OpenAL library and using that while waiting for Apple to get its act together.

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(0005290)
mpm   
06-21-06 00:01   
Problem fixed!

A copy of the 3.8.12b5 VM for the Macintosh that includes an
OpenAL framework compiled from the latest OpenAL development
branch can be found at

http://hedgehog.software.umn.edu/croquet/Hedgehog/install/Squeak3.8.12beta5UwithOpenAL.zip [^]
(0005291)
mpm   
06-21-06 00:03   
a new VM that looks in the application bundle for an OpenAL framework, and a compiled from the current development version of OpenAL fixed the problem. Maybe Apple will update the OpenAL they include with MacOS at some point... meanwhile, this works.