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

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Tue May 19 12:38:21 UTC 2009

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 8:33 AM, Krzysztof Foltman <wdev at foltman.com> wrote:
> A better way: allow only JACK-legacy or JACK-DBUS to be installed at the
> same time. Situations where both jackd and jackdbus need to be used on
> the same system are rare enough to ignore them.

there is a difficulty with this otherwise very clean approach.

there are other applications that want to start (and potentially) stop
jack. if a d-bus aware version of jack is installed instead of the
non-dbus-aware one, then applications that do not use the control API
for this will fail. ergo: installing the dbus aware version
(potentially) breaks the operation of control apps that predate the
control API. not the end of the world, but not good either.

also, the current jack ecosystem is already deeply confused by the
existence of jack1 and jack2, which have a few very subtle but
important differences. adding yet another
almost-the-same-but-different option is a PR disaster waiting to


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