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status: Active/Legacy (as of 15-Mar-21)

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Project Type: Programming Language Library

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The original 1998 implementation of many features of OSC, in C. It has now been superseded by more modern, complete, and usable implementations (at least in the opinion of OSC-Kit author Matt Wright).

The license is compatible both with Gnu systems and with commercial, closed-source systems; the relevant paragraph is “Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and distribute modified versions of this software and its documentation without fee and without a signed licensing agreement, is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice, this paragraph and the following two paragraphs appear in all copies, modifications, and distributions.”

Implementation Details

Platform(s): Linux, Macintosh

Features: Packet Parsing, Packet Construction, Bundle Support, Timetag Support, Wildcard Matching Support, High Speed, Bounded Latency

Supported OSC types: i: int32, b: blob, s: string, f: float32

Bundle support: Reads Bundles, Creates Bundles, Supports Nested Bundles

Transport support: UDP

Submitted to by Legacy at 2/24/21 12:32

This page of OpenSoundControl website updated Tue Aug 16 13:15:19 PDT 2022 by matt (license: CC BY).