aRts vs JACK
stefan at space.twc.de
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.
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