aRts vs JACK

Stefan Westerfeld stefan at
Sat Feb 22 22:11:00 GMT 2003


On Fri, Feb 21, 2003 at 01:42:27PM -0800, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > ASAP - but I have to make a decision:
> >  - JACK output plugin for aRts
> >           or
> >  - CLS layer for JACK
> >
> > Is CSL going to be the real future?
> Well, as of now the future of KDE is still aRts, same as ever.  There are 
> no guarantees that anything will ever replace it.  The only sure thing is 
> that until someone comes up with a replacement that has all of aRts' 
> strengths and more benefits besides, aRts can never be replaced in KDE.

aRts already has CSL support (see CVS). Its just that very few people
currently use that (/me does). There is no need to replace aRts to add CSL
support to KDE. Its a very non-invasive change from the application developer
point of view. I.e. noatun and kaboodle as of today support CSL, since artsd
can output via CSL.

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

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