Freeze exemption for PA integration into Phonon

Allen Winter allen at
Wed Nov 18 18:46:07 CET 2009

On Wednesday 18 November 2009 12:10:20 Martin Sandsmark wrote:
> Hi!
> Colin Guthrie has been working on better integration of PulseAudio in
>  Phonon, but AFAIK it is now too late for getting it into 4.4, without
>  getting and exemption from the freeze.
> But IMHO (and Eike Hein, who reminded me about this issue :-), distros will
> most probably just go ahead and patch in coling's work anyways, if it isn't
> available in KDE itself.
> The KDE-module in question is kdebase-runtime (and also Phonon itself, but
> that's another story).
> Another tiny snag is that it depends on an unreleased version of PulseAudio
> (because whoever packaged up the last PA release forgot to include coling's
> work), but I assume spring-release distros will have an up-to-date version,
>  so if we just check for the right PA version while building, we should be
>  OK.
> Mandriva's latest release already includes coling's work, so it has already
> received a fair amount of testing.
> So before you all start going around in circles screaming "pulseaudio
> prrrrfffft", if PA isn't available at build-time, all the PA-specific stuff
> becomes nops (and possibly completely optimized away? I don't have enough
> compiler-fu). And if Phonon is built with PA integration, but the PA daemon
> isn't available for some reason (it crashed, or isn't installed, for
>  example), it degrades gracefully.
> I think this is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so
>  help me God, but if I'm wrong, please correct me. :-)
> Or ask. Or grant an exemption, if you find the kindness in your hearts to
>  do so.
Do what ever needs to be done on the KDE side as you see fit.
Good working audio is critical.  But be as gentle as you can.


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