[linux-audio-user] Great news for JACK & KDE

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Nov 21 10:33:01 EST 2003

On Fri, Nov 21, 2003 at 04:19:26PM +0100, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> Steve Harris hat gesagt: // Steve Harris wrote:
> > Agreed, I think this is the best thing - existing "bings and beeps" type
> > apps are unlikly to switch to a JACK style API for the audio i/o, 
> Well, but what's the point of having a soundserver at all when ALSA
> can do the mixing of the bings and beeps with its dmix plugin itself?
> Even format and samplerate conversion could be done with ALSA. The
> advantage is, that a soundserver would not block the soundcard all the
> time and thus has to be disabled by users.

Well, KDE is suppoed to cover more than just linux, so they need a
crossplatform sound API (though it could use ALSA underneath where
available). Not even all linux distributions have alsa support yet.

- Steve

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