CSL Motivation

Tim Jansen ml at tjansen.de
Wed Feb 26 22:47:37 GMT 2003

On Wednesday 26 February 2003 23:05, Kai Vehmanen wrote:
> count. It's certainly possible that you can port all multimedia apps that
> come with GNOME and KDE to CSL, but this will never happen for the huge
> set of audio apps that are listed at http://www.linuxsound.at. And these
> are apps that people (not all, but many) want to use.

What exactly is the problem? The intention of CSL is that the usual desktop 
applications do not depend on a output system. If someone writes an audio app 
that uses JACK or ALSA directly, why can't it be used together with the CSL 

> 1) A front-end API that is part of the KDE devel API
> 	a) aRts
> 	b) gstreamer
> 	c) CSL
> 	d) Portaudio
> 	e) ... others?
> Comments? :)

GStreamer is not a front-end API. It can use aRts, CSL, Portaudio or ALSA/OSS. 
(CSL and Portaudio sinks would have to be written first though).


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