Removing aRts

Michael Donaghy md401 at
Thu Feb 16 19:47:48 GMT 2006

On Thursday 16 February 2006 19:34, Christian Schoenebeck wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 16. Februar 2006 18:48 schrieb Thiago Macieira:
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > As far as I understand it, the multimedia guys have decided we will have
> > another multimedia system on KDE 4 (Phonon) which will be completely
> > different from aRts.
> What would that be? IMO the default audio server should be JACK, because
> its the most ambitious sound server regarding RT stability and flexibility
> (routing) and its already de facto standard for all serious sound and music
> applications on Linux.
It also drops out all the time, even with the kernel messiness it requires, 
and is a real pain to use with even vaguely fancy alsa things like dmix. I 
realise I'm in danger of starting an argument here, so suffice it to say 
things have been discussed a lot and not really decided yet.
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