aRts vs JACK

Neil Stevens neil at
Fri Feb 21 21:38:36 GMT 2003

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On Friday February 21, 2003 01:37, Jozef Kosoru wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 21, 2003 at 01:27:29PM -0800, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > > > So I don't see any value in KDE adopting CSL.
> > >
> > > Well if forcing KDE users to have to use aRts and not be able to
> > > choose is a good thing to do... then you're probably right.
> >
> > Yes, KDE has to force its users to use certain libraries and services.
> >  We force X, we force Qt, we force unix, we force C++.  Forcing one
> > more thing doens't hurt.  We don't force you to run aRts after all..
> > we only force you to use it if you want audio.
> OK, I want to use audio - therefore I'm forced to use aRts - but what
> can I do if aRts does not fulfil my requirements? It is not designed for
> the professional audio.

If your sound card doesn't support multiple aps accessing the device, then 
simply suspend artsd for the duration of your work using jack or whatever.

The suspend button is accessable in the arts control app.  Auto-suspend 
functionality is also available.
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