[LAD] [Jackit-devel] [PATCH] jack dbus and logs improvement

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Thu Dec 20 13:48:51 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-12-19 at 23:55 +0100, Fons Adriaensen wrote:

> By 'desktop level' I mean that level of a system that tries to be
> friendly to users who don't know what they are doing, by hiding 
> reality and by trying to guess what they want and getting it wrong
> most of the time :-) The typical Windoze / KDE / Gnome thing.
> If this exercise of making jackd use dbus goes in that direction,
> I'll resist :-)

Fons, this was my initial reaction to Nedko's proposal as well. However,
it turns out that its more of a gut reaction than one based on fact.

Nedko's patches make 2 things change:

	1) no more use of printf or its cousins for *ANY* output
               from jackd

        2) make it possible for a dbus-related control system to
               start and stop JACK easily

I think everyone would agree that avoid direct output to stdout/stderr
is a good idea - it allows many useful things to be accomplished without
changing the default from being "put it on stdout/stderr".

The changes in (2) are relatively trivial and do not affect current use
of jackd at all.


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