Polypaudio, discussion on gnome-devel
markey at web.de
Thu Nov 25 12:53:10 GMT 2004
On Thursday 25 November 2004 11:04, Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:
> The point is there is no reason to have a soundserver like polypaudio or
> artsd if you are only playing audio locally, but being unix desktops we
> should also support network transparency.
100% agreed. Sound servers are not needed for the majority of users. Today
there's dmix and similar native mixing solutions, which do not require
running a clunky daemon for something as basic as audio mixing.
Users may choose to run a sound server if they really need it, but for the
most common usage patterns it's just unnecessary bloat.
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