knotify and libcanberra Re: KDE Sound and Multimedia Plan

Ian Monroe ian at
Sat Dec 4 02:19:44 GMT 2010

2010/12/3 Michael Pyne <mpyne at>:
> On Thursday, December 02, 2010 07:16:55 Colin Guthrie wrote:
>> Or another option is just to keep phonon in knotify and implement the
>> sample caching stuff there to improve performance. I don't think it will
>> ever be as quick/responsive as the sample cache in PA however as no
>> matter what you do to cache things, it'll still have to go through the
>> backend first.
> Phonon itself could support sample caching and then optionally allow the
> backend to handle it for maximum efficiency (if the backend doesn't, Phonon
> could hold onto the samples using something like KSharedDataCache, although a
> kded module would be better I think as long as we're referring to samples on-
> disk)
> Regards,
>  - Michael Pyne

Well the point here is that libcanberra already does this.

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