[linux-audio-dev] Re: What Parts of Linux Audio Simply Work Great?

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Mon Jun 20 10:34:44 EDT 2005

At Mon, 20 Jun 2005 11:33:18 +0100,
Damon Chaplin wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-06-19 at 11:34 -0400, Dave Phillips wrote:
> >   Ideally we'd be rid of artsd, esd, and all the legacy from OSS/Free. 
> > We'd have one sound server (JACK?) and software mixing would be enabled 
> > by default. The remaining question is how to make this mandatory for at 
> > least the mainstream distros. Perhaps an appeal to the LSB ? I really 
> > don't know how such decisions are made.
> The best place to sort this out is probably http://freedesktop.org/
> That is where GNOME & KDE agree on interoperability issues.
> If you can get GNOME & KDE to agree I'm pretty sure the distros would
> follow. It's just a matter of coming up with a good solution.
> (And remember GNOME & KDE are multi-platform - so I don't think GNOME &
> KDE apps can use ALSA directly.) 

They don't have to use ALSA directly, but they can use a common
library which uses ALSA directly like polypaudio.


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