knotify and libcanberra Re: KDE Sound and Multimedia Plan

Daniel Marcus daniel at
Thu Dec 2 20:59:40 GMT 2010

Alex's idea actually sounds very appealing to me as an end user. It would be
nice if for example, a game could specify that it wants to use libcanberra
so that sounds most closely match events. As an added bonus, by still using
phonon, it can intelligently make sure that an input media is playable
through a certain service, especially if for example, a user has a sound
file that uses a particular codec that works with say, VLC but not

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On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 6:19 AM, Alex Fiestas <alex at> wrote:

> On 12/01/2010 07:22 PM, Ian Monroe wrote:
> > No, this sounds like a more useful thread. :)
> >
> > Reusing existing technology rather then build our own ->  sounds good
> > to me. Having a phonon backend for libcanberra would solve the "what
> > about Windows" problem of having kdebase-runtime depend on
> > libcanberra.
> >
> To do that, we should be able to set something like: "For Notifications,
> use libcanberra", "For Music use vlc"... right?
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