aRts vs JACK

Stefan Westerfeld stefan at
Sat Feb 22 22:06:33 GMT 2003


On Fri, Feb 21, 2003 at 01:15:18PM -0800, Neil Stevens wrote:
> On Friday February 21, 2003 01:01, Matthias Kretz wrote:
> > I was in the best belief, that all CSL is trying to achieve is, that
> > you're programming your audio output with CSL and automagically your
> > program is able to use any soundserver/output CSL supports. Please
> > correct me if I'm wrong... (I'm pretty sure I'm not ;-) )
> Well, but arts is the only existing system that gives us decoders, so CSL 
> would just add another layer. 
> So I don't see any value in KDE adopting CSL.

A lot of people are complaining because they want to use KDE but not run an
aRts sound server. I understand this. For instance, you can also run KDE
applications without X server (framebuffer), so why should we forever insist
on a certain sound server. Some people may want to use MAS or EsounD.

Especially if you're running on a low-resources machine without FPU (like the
iPAQ), this might be the only thing you can afford computationally.

CSL is the least cost way to achieve this for some apps.

   Cu... Stefan
  -* Stefan Westerfeld, stefan at (PGP!), Hamburg/Germany
     KDE Developer, project infos at *-         

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