KDE 4 Multimedia: The Answer

Leon Shiman leon at magic.shiman.com
Mon Feb 23 14:45:25 GMT 2004

On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 14:19:35 +0100 Gioele Barabucci wrote:
>Subject: Re: KDE 4 Multimedia: The Answer

All -

MAS is and has been under continuing development. I can speak 
authoritatively; we are the MAS developers, maintainers of the code 
base, the website ( www.MediaApplicationServer.net), and of the 
public CVS, which is regularly updated. You will discover, for 
example, recent RPM's. 

We maintain a list, mas-devel at shiman.com . 

Some of the statements made on this thread have not been accurate.
I would be glad to discuss details, the potential role(s) of MAS in 
KDE, and how an active open developer group can be established and 
maintained. But this thread is probably not the place to do that.


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>Neil Stevens wrote:
>> It seems plain to me now that in KDE 4, GStreamer on MAS is what 
should be
>> used.
>We will surely need to patch part of the code of the solution we 
>You know, using an infrastucture intesively you discover bugs, 
>and so on.
>Most positive points are known, let's talk of the negative one.
>- written in C, GLib based... I fear this combination. Look at 
this example
>stated "how to write a simple typefinder"
>- network trasparency?
>- where are the benchmarks? how fat is it?
>- written in C (but well written) with a simple API (too simple?)
>- support only for OSS and Solaris sound devices
>- where are the benchmarks? how fat is it?
>- not so active development just some Imakefile adjustments; take 
>CVS and try
>find -type f -printf "%TY%Tm%Td  %p\n" | grep -v CVS | sort -n
>- is it actively developed? someone said yes on this ml, I had not 
time to
>check _how much_ :)
>- ready for wild use (install/build/runtime issues) on all the 
>UNIXes KDE supports?
>My choice would be something like GStreamer done with C++/Qt :)
>> Why?  GStreamer and MAS are part of the freedesktop.org effort, 
which KDE
>> is increasingly following: 
>I hope this is not the only reason :) not everything at 
freedesktop is
>release quality (by now).
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