aRts in trunk

Allan Sandfeld Jensen kde at
Fri Jul 29 21:03:51 BST 2005

On Friday 29 July 2005 21:46, Mark Constable wrote:
> Exactly, if it's a part of KDE it would get so much more exposure
> and focus that the setup difficulties would dealt with. That's what
> using KDE is all about, hiding the ugly stuff from users.
We can't do that. Last time I checked jack only worked on linux, and required 
a custom kernel patch applied to get the real-time privileges it needs to not 
drop out _all_ the time. 

The design is basically flawed for desktop audio since it delegates real-time 
low-latency work loads through unix pipes to the audio applications. You 
cannot expect all audio applications to run real-time and you can not expect 
users to apply custom patches that allow jack to hand out real-time 

And no matter what KDE does, a pretty GUI can not hide applying kernel patches 
and a design that is just not suitable for desktop usage.


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