API proposal: Phonon BackendInfo
matej at laitl.cz
Sun Sep 9 13:14:02 BST 2012
On 9. 9. 2012 Harald Sitter wrote:
> attached is a proposed api for phonon backend information as both
> amarok and tomahawk have diagnostics functionality that needs accurate
> information on the loaded backend. this addition would would address
> feedback would be much appreciated.
> implementation-wise this is a no-brainer as we have all the
> information in the factory already, it is just a matter of exposing
+1 from me.
> /** @returns \c true when this backend was provided by a platform plugin
> bool isPlatformProvided() const;
Perhaps this has sense to people who known how Phonon is implemented in Qt,
but I don't understand what "provided by platform plugin" means.
> * @returns Path the backend plugin file is located at or an empty
> * if the backend was provided by a platform plugin.
> QString path() const;
A bit technical, but certainly helpful for Amarok Diagnostics page.
Alternative to telling people to do `lsof -p $(pidof amarok) | grep phonon` to
find our what phonon backend is actually used. (common error, people install
new phonon backend, but the distro one is still loaded)
> #warning TODO: do we really want this here?
> /** @returns \c true when the backend uses PulseAudio */
> bool usesPulseAudio();
While this seems very quirky, we really do want to show this in Amarok
Diagnostics as it affects too many things.
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