why should KDE use MAS?

Navindra Umanee navindra at cs.mcgill.ca
Thu Feb 27 02:54:45 GMT 2003


The KDE project (http://www.kde.org/) appears to be considering
alternative solutions to the native aRts sound framework for its
video/multimedia needs, and MAS has come up in the discussion.

Would you care to make the case for why KDE should adopt MAS and how
it should go about doing that?  How well do you think MAS will fit
into the KDE philosophy and general framework?  What rate of progress
can we expect regarding codecs and video support?  Other leading
contenders appear to be gstreamer, jack, xine, csl,

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Tim Jansen <tjansen at gmx.net> wrote:
> On Tuesday 25 February 2003 03:01, Navindra Umanee wrote:
> > > - a person who wants to propose a framework will do analysis of it based
> > > on the above list. That will immediately tell us which frameworks are
> > > better suited for our needs.
> > Any opinions on MAS?
> > http://www.mediaapplicationserver.net/
> Yes, earlier in this thread. Summary: IMHO the only sound server
> that did the network design right, but not many codecs, no video
> support yet and not broad enough for a general purpose framework. At
> least at this point.
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