Phonon backends to Windows, Mac and Unix

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at
Thu Dec 13 08:37:25 GMT 2007

Trolltech is pleased to announce that it is contributing backends for Phonon 
for the three major platforms that it supports. The plugins are all licensed 
LGPL v2.1 or 3 and have been just committed to the KDE Subversion repository. 

See the news annoucements:

The Unix backend is based on gstreamer 0.10 and requires the 
gstreamer-plugins-base package to be installed as well. The Mac plugin is 
based on QuickTime 7 and CoreAudio (now we have good reason to nitpick 
on "QT" and "Qt"). Finally, the Windows backend is based on DirectShow 9 and 
requires the DirectX SDK installed in order to build.

They will be maintained in the KDE's repository server by Trolltech 
developers, who will be definitely available for discussion on future 
developments and interact with the open source community. They'll be 
developed as any other Open Source project, which means anyone interested is 
invited to join and contribute.

They're in kdebase/runtime/phonon. We have also written the CMakeLists.txt 
files for KDE builds, but we have not extensively tested them. Please modify 
those where we failed to properly detect the system configuration.

We will also create a branch in Subversion that matches the latest version in 
Qt. We will use that branch to do maintenance on patch-level releases of 
Qt -- that is, no new features. We ask people not to commit there, 
because doing so will not change the copy we have at Trolltech and will just 
make our lives more difficult.

Instead, new development should happen in trunk and other branches. Our team 
will pick up and merge bug fixes according to the Qt patch-level development 

The developer contacts are:
	gstreamer	Jens Bache-Wiig <jbache at>
	qt7 		Richard Moe Gustavsen <richardmg at>
	ds9		Thierry Bastian <thierry.bastian at>

PS: when replying, don't reply to all.
Thiago José Macieira - thiago.macieira AT
Trolltech ASA - Sandakerveien 116, NO-0402 Oslo, Norway
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