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

Stephan Kulow coolo at kde.org
Mon Oct 9 07:14:20 BST 2006

Am Sonntag, 8. Oktober 2006 21:40 schrieb 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.
> Is it by any chance because we can have software mixers?

ALSA can have software mixers too. But a) alsa is linux specific and b) alsa's 
API is _way_ too complex to be a reasonable suggestion

Greetings, Stephan

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