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

Stefan Kost ensonic at hora-obscura.de
Sun May 24 11:41:18 UTC 2009

Paul Davis schrieb:
> 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.

couldn't jackdbus also install a ligh wrapper jackd that translates cmd-line
args to dbus calls?


> 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
> happen.
> --p
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