Some ideas for the aRts-replacement

Stefan Gehn sgehn at
Fri Feb 20 09:15:11 GMT 2004

On Freitag Februar 20 2004 02:09, Koos Vriezen wrote:
> 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
Why whould I want to install that crappy old thing if my artsd is working?

> Maintaining this is in no way comparable with maintaining arts, no?
And it doesn't improve anything.

> > 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 :)

Wow, what a huge gain (not).

Bye, Stefan aka mETz
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