RFC: KDE4, KMix and a public Mixer API (possibly freedesktop.org)

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sun Oct 8 22:35:51 BST 2006

Diego Iastrubni wrote:
>ביום ראשון, 8 באוקטובר 2006, 21:40, נכתב על ידי Thiago Macieira:
>> Christian Esken wrote:
>> >I am currently working on a Mixer Service API for KDE4.
>> >The API is targeted at mixer services (like kmixd), a Mixer (like
>> > kmix) and several MM apps. It can be used for changing volumes,
>> > retrieving volume changes, querying for mixers, detecting
>> > hot-plugged
>> > soundcards/mixers and some more services.
>> Detecting mixers would be nice, but I fail to see why we need this API
>> as a D-Bus service, rather than something ALSA provides. I am probably
>> missing something, as I am not familiar with multimedia architectures.
>I don't think ALSA is working that good on Windows. Also in Solaris. And
> what about Linux system with OSS and not ALSA...?
>The generic way is D-Bus.

I thought it was Phonon...

Why do we need to abstract the Phonon abstraction layer?

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