[LAD] [Jack-Devel] jackd/jackdbus : D-Bus or not D-Bus...

Rui Nuno Capela rncbc at rncbc.org
Tue May 19 10:37:21 UTC 2009

On Tue, May 19, 2009 10:32, Stéphane Letz wrote:
>> (there are two 5)'s above but i'll refer to the first one)
>> i vote for the 5) auto-start strategy. user selects which one he/she
>> prefers. the default should be "classic" and i would add fallback to
>> "d-bus" and/or "osc" whatever. i still fail to see the problem of
>> honoring .jackdrc if it exists on your home directory. ie. if .jackdrc
>> exists then do the "classic" auto-start; if not, check d-bus service;
>> etc.
>> byee --
>> rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela rncbc at rncbc.org
> But since some applications like Qjackctl or Ardour write  this
> ".jackdrc" file in a possible hidden way for the average user, then
> the system possibly goes back in the "classic" auto-start strategy,
> without any knowledge of that.

qjackctl can already opt to not write any .jackdrc. ardour may vary. i
would assume it to use the jack control api in a near future. the same
would apply to qjackctl. then everybody will be happy again ;)

i was asking for a default strategy, call it "auto", which will try
"classic" first, then "d-bus", then whatever.

the main question, at least in my mind, is all about *which* settings will
be used to auto-start the server, isn't it? an explicit command line, as
in "classic", should *always* take precedence over the settings in any
internal configuration database, which i think the "d-bus" honors instead
and that latter behavior is being the root of all "d-bus" evil. scnrt ;)

rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela
rncbc at rncbc.org

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