Removing aRts

Szombathelyi Gy├Ârgy gyurco at
Fri Feb 17 10:04:36 GMT 2006

Just want to ask, is this new mm framework will usable for video, or 
just audio?

Daniel Molkentin wrote:
> Am Donnerstag 16 Februar 2006 20:34 schrieb Christian Schoenebeck:
>> What would that be? IMO the default audio server should be JACK, because
>> its the most ambitious sound server regarding RT stability and flexibility
>> (routing) and its already de facto standard for all serious sound and music
>> applications on Linux.
> This is exactly _not_ going to happen. Phonon is a convinience API for KDE
> that will allow arbitrary multimedia systems as a backend. From what I 
> understood when talking to Matthias, it is also not designed to fullfill the 
> needs of "professional" multimedia application but rather focused on the use 
> by the average user.
> So you can write your JACK-backend, but don't expect that everyone has the 
> desired to route my AmaroK-Output around in funny ways. I for one am a lucky 
> bastard if I once can download/buy a linux distribution where multimedia 
> "just works". Patents are enough of a problem here already so let's not build 
> up further barricades.
> Cheers,
>   Daniel

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