Freeze exemption for PA integration into Phonon

Thomas L├╝bking thomas.luebking at
Sat Dec 5 15:04:49 GMT 2009

Am Saturday 05 December 2009 schrieb Kevin Krammer:
> Since Tobias wrote he builds kdesupport, I would have assumed this means
> building Qt without Phonon.
> But I see that indeed the --no-phonon option is missing from the
>  recommended configure command in README.kde-qt (but I haven't updated this
>  recently).
nope, not recommanded (plus unfortunately not everyone reads README!s ;-)

> Anyway, wouldn't you still get sound in e.g. Arora since you have Phonon
>  after installing it from kdesupport? (e.g. installing into the same
>  prefix?)

Through external plugins (flash...) sure ;-)
Through QtWebkit after building Qt w/o phonon? (like <embed src="ding.wav"/>)

Not the last time i tried. (As QtWebkit was compiled w/o phonon support, but I 
run a double phonon installation since quite some time, so in fact webkit 
might meanwhile somehow load it as plugin when detecting it at runtime, but i 
doubt this)

Also just removing phonon (i.e. all sound) support from bare Qt is (to me) no 
solution at all.

Frankly, phonon is such a nice thing to have, but the current clash destroys 
this completely (at least for everyone who fails to handle the 2-lib thing)

Of course one could expect distros to handle this and self-compilers know 
about their system, but it could sadly simple work for nearby free :-(

(Though i don't know about personal/political/legal issues behind the current 


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