Testing Request for KDE+PulseAudio users

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Sun Oct 4 19:47:56 UTC 2009

Hi Guys,

As Amarok is one of the major users of Phonon, I figured this list was 
an appropriate place to request some testing. If the powers that be feel 
this is too off topic, I fully respect this and will not labour the point :)

As many of you know, the KDE integration with PulseAudio is severely 
lacking right now. As PulseAudio adoption is now more or less across the 
board and as companies like Intel, Palm and (most interestingly) Nokia 
are currently heavily investing in PA (see Jyri's slides from the LPC 
conference (http://linuxplumbersconf.org/2009/program/) last week for 
example), the lack of integration in KDE is obviously something that 
needs addressed.

So I've done a lot of work to make everything play nice together and am 
working with Martin Sandsmark, and Matthias Kretz to get the Phonon and 
KDE side of things merged in (the pulse stuff I'll merge myself to git 
master shortly). But in doing so, I'd love to get a bit of feedback.

The process is somewhat complicated, as it requires patches to 
pulseaudio, phonon and kderuntime to work :)

I've written about it here (please give it a read before trying!):

All my work can be found here:

I've applied all these patches to the Mandriva Cooker packages, and for 
convenience you can grab rolled up patches for the above are here:

Feel free to leave feedback on my blog, as that seems less hijacky than 
abusing this amarok list :)

Take care and please only post constructive criticism :)



Colin Guthrie

Day Job:
   Tribalogic Limited [http://www.tribalogic.net/]
Open Source:
   Mandriva Linux Contributor [http://www.mandriva.com/]
   PulseAudio Hacker [http://www.pulseaudio.org/]
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