Use phonon from Qt or kdesupport?

Pierre Schmitz pierre at
Sun Jul 19 18:18:40 BST 2009

Am Sonntag 19 Juli 2009 09:18:35 schrieb Thiago Macieira:
> Phonon is Phonon. Either should be ok.

Hi. Let me through in the packagers view about this. In fact there are some 

* If we disable phonon within Qt and build the one from KDE instead we'll have
  webkit without video/audio support and you cannot use qtconfig to configure
* If you choose to use Qt's phonon you have to fix the desktop/dbus files by
  appliyng this patch:
  You also need to patch with the latest patches from the kde-qt repo to fix
  issues with different header names.

On a sidenote: The bigger problem are still the different incompatible 
backends. Qt does only provide the gstreamer backend and webkit only works 
with that. On the other hand some apps like kaffeine only work with xine 
backend. And because you cannot use different backends at the same time you 
have to switch it in systemsettings everytime you want to use for example 
Arora watching a video or kaffeine to watch TV. OK, I am going off topic here 
a bit...



Pierre Schmitz,

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