[kde-linux] No aRts in KDE 4.4?
james at resolutionit.ca
Thu Oct 27 19:00:45 UTC 2005
I have heard that aRts will be replaced in KDE 4.
Can someone tell me what will be the replacement sound system in KDE?
Personally, I use aRts by choice. But I assume that we're getting something
even more powerful. Perhaps someone has improved on the original aRts code?
Or will we be using ALSA now?
I just cannot shake this fear however, that because of the lack of
documentation on aRts and the subsequent deluge of unanswered complaints, we
will now be given a lesser sound system - one that does not require that you
"rt(n-e)fm" (read the non-existent manual) in order to make it run.
Is there an expert out there who can give us (me) a heads-up about what is to
come? Is there a site with this info on it already?
ps. Are there REALLY problems with aRts? I just haven't found any yet on my
dozen or so KDE systems. I run SKYPE and xmms simultaenously without loss of
any notification sounds. Running Quake is seamless - I suspect that I may
lose KDE sound during gameplay, but how would I know... I'm PLAYING! :-)
"... one of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that,
lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of
their C programs."
-- Robert Firth
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