OpenAL and SndFile as hard dependency for Granatier
Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto
jmbsvicetto at gentoo.org
Thu May 12 03:16:36 CEST 2011
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On 11-05-2011 22:39, Mathias Kraus wrote:
> Hello together,
> as some of you might know that Phonon is not really good for games because of
> the high latency and some other issues.
> Granatier used therefore for some time OpenAL and SndFile, first with
> GluonAudio then with a copy of TagaroAudio, as optional dependency.
> A few days ago, Ian Wadham ported KGoldrunner to TagaroAudio (a direct copy
> from Granatier) and also want to declare OpenAL and SndFile as hard
> dependency. He will soon contact you regarding this.
> For Granatier and KGoldrunner there is a difference like day and night
> regarding to the sound quality and because now not only one but two games use
> it, we think a hard dependency is justified. Also, Tagaro is supposed to be
> the successor of libkdegames, so there eventually will be more games using it.
Does this mean that KDE might move away from phonon in the future? It
suggests at least that phonon will stop being the unified sound
interface for KDE.
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