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

Jens M Andreasen jens.andreasen at chello.se
Mon Jun 20 19:59:32 EDT 2005


On Tue, 2005-06-21 at 00:10 +0200, Christoph Eckert wrote:
> > > (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.
> 
> That's true. KDE also runs on other operating systems like BSD 
> or even Win, so they still need an abstraction like 
> polypaudio, gstreamer or portmidi, and this one needs to be 
> prepared for all other supported platforms.

Maybe I am stupid and therefore I have to ask: What is the rationale for
running KDE (or Gnome?) in an MS Win environment?

> 
> 
> Best regards
> 
> 
>     ce
> 
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