Polypaudio, discussion on gnome-devel

Mark Kretschmann 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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