aRts vs JACK

Stefan Westerfeld stefan at
Sat Feb 22 22:17:01 GMT 2003


On Sat, Feb 22, 2003 at 06:18:33PM +0100, Matthias Kretz wrote:
> On Saturday 22 February 2003 18:08, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > Yes, I do.   A lot.  If the soundserver crashes, the app can restart it and
> > very little actually happens to the user.  If the app crashes, it's a
> > hassle for the user.
> I consider crashing artsd very serious, a lot more serious than crashing an 
> application.

Couldn't have said this better. A lot of bugs in aRts still exist because
of this stupid "restart the sound server" thing noatun does. There is no
way to recover from such a crash because lots of the state of noatun is on
the server. So ideally, if the server crashes, noatun would segfault.

The current strategy is absolutely redicolous. If your X server segfaults,
then KDE also goes away.

> Please, I say it again (what, the fourth time?) I want to keep aRts (it's a 
> pretty cool program), I only want those users who want to use something else 
> to still be able to use KDE without a lot of hassle.

I want that, too, and I have implemented CSL for that reason, and I see no
reason not to deploy it into KDE3.2. No reason at all. I think we should
add it to kdesupport soonish.

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

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