[LAD] [PATCH] jack dbus and logs improvement

Rui Nuno Capela rncbc at rncbc.org
Mon Dec 10 19:22:32 UTC 2007

Arnold Krille wrote:
> Am Montag, 10. Dezember 2007 schrieb Rui Nuno Capela:
>> this d-bus interface seems a good idea nevertheless,
> DBUS seems to be very cool, yes.
>> and now that kde4 is almost on the brink, it sounds logical to push it as
>> duct tape for phonon and jack, eh?
> No, never. See the endless discussions on kde-multimedia and lau.
> KDE needs a multimedia-server/-framework [*]. jack is _not_ what kde needs 
> because jack does neither video nor decoding of compressed formats.
> And I really don't understand how you want to duct phonon and jack by dbus: Do 
> you want to sent audio data via dbus? Is dbus even capable of these 
> data-rates?

to my knowledge, phonon is in need of a jack backend, as gstreamer, as
pulseaudio, or maybe through xine. what i thought is is not about to let
jack be the kde4 audio server, no. i was just thinking about
configuration control, not the audio streaming per se.

> [*] And because relying on just one framework/server has proven to be a bad 
> thing, phonon is "just" an abstraction-layer between the apps wanting a 
> stable api and frontends supporting all the nifty things.

yes, right.

rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela
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