[Development] qtphonon's status.

Trever Fischer tdfischer at fedoraproject.org
Thu May 17 15:17:46 BST 2012

On Thu, 2012-05-17 at 14:46 +0200, Pier Luigi wrote:
> 2012/5/16 Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com>:
> > [cross-posting to kde-multimedia]
> >
> > On quarta-feira, 16 de maio de 2012 18.55.52, Olivier Goffart wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Why do we mantain an outdated fork of phonon in qt5.git
> >> I am talking about the qtphonon repository.
> >>
> >> The Phonon team maintains phonon under the KDE umbrela, and the qtphonon
> >> repository is years behind.
> >
> > It was created because of the modularisation. It was expected that the Phonon
> > developers would pick it up. At one point, they indicated they'd like to use
> > the Qt infrastructure, instead of the KDE infrastructure. Clearly, they've
> > changed their minds.
> Hijacking the thread to ask this because I'm not yet familiar with
> neither Phonon nor QtMultimeda: is QtMultimedia
> (http://doc-snapshot.qt-project.org/5.0/qtmultimedia-module.html) a
> suitable candidate to replace Phonon at least for new and Qt-only
> projects?

Each framework has its own advantages and disadvantages. Phonon is for
super simple and lightweight playback of audio files. QtMultimediaKit is
for more advanced things.

I'm hoping that over the summer, we in KDEMM can talk with the QtMM
folks about somehow merging the two together, or at least better
defining each other's role in the world.

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