Phonon, Qt and backends. Who creates the backends?

Tim Beaulen tbscope at
Mon Oct 8 16:43:53 BST 2007

Hello Jens,

I don't think I'll be of much help when cooperating.
I have very little time to work on the backend. Meaning that if you
have a deadline in the near future, I think you're better off without
me slowing things down.

Besides... You're probably implementing it differently than I did. I
was writing a wrapper around the GStreamer library (to get rid of the
gobject stuff).

I'm very interested in Trolltech's result though.
It's a pitty though as it's a lot of fun to code.

B.t.w. does Trolltech already have plans for an official wrapper for
GStreamer too?

On 10/8/07, Jens Bache-Wiig <jensbw at> wrote:
> > On Sunday 07 October 2007, Jens Bache-Wiig wrote:
> > > A possibility would be to attempt to co-operate on the
> > > project somehow given that this can be solved practically. But if you
> > > have the knowledge that we have committed ourselves to doing this,
> > > perhaps you would want to rather focus your efforts on the development
> > > of the gstreamer bindings?
> >
> > Would it be possible for Trolltech to develop the GStreamer backend in
> KDE's
> > svn repository? That would give you testers, reviewers as well as helping
> > hands for free (same for the Windows and Mac backends, btw).
> There are several issues that would have to be considered first. Among
> other things we would need to have complete control over the project.
> Publishing the projects for all to see on Labs' svn however is
> something we can and should do however.
> > If not KDE's svn then perhaps a git repository?
> >
> > Tim has already done some great work wrt being able to debug his backend
> (e.g.
> >
> >
> > Perhaps it would make sense to have a short IRC (or Skype) meeting to
> discuss
> > this?
> Yes, we are currently waiting for Thierry to get back. We'll have an
> internal meeting first, then we can schedule something on irc.
> Jens Bache-Wiig

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