Some ideas for the aRts-replacement

Koos Vriezen koos.vriezen at
Fri Feb 20 01:09:40 GMT 2004

On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 01:32:03AM +0100, Scott Wheeler wrote:
> On Friday 20 February 2004 1:15, Koos Vriezen wrote:
> > I hope this discussion is converging to having a small sound server,
> > used by all KDE apps (with no linking penalties, lazy initialization etc).
> > Since arts already can use ESD, MAS, ALSA as sound server, we already have 
> > this Knotify should use a sound server (as defined above) and not a media 
> > framework IHMO. So what should be done is writing a sound server for KDE 
> > first.
> That doesn't make any sense -- why would we write another sound server?

Simply using ESD would be a start..actually a small wrapper that plugins ESD
and/or Jack, MAS etc.
Maintaining this is in no way comparable with maintaining arts, no?
> > Next change arts to use it, post patches to gstreamer/mplayer/xine to use it 
> > too. And  next everybody is happy because we have a light sound server, arts 
> > applications still work and development on gstreamer/whatever can 
> > continue :-) 
> Which basically means we'd be where we are now, but we'd have introduced 
> another layer and something else for us to do a bad job of maintaining.

Not quite, knotify doesn't depend on arts (was the subject of the
original posting :) 


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