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

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Nov 22 09:18:19 EST 2003

On Sat, Nov 22, 2003 at 08:29:00 -0500, John Bleichert wrote:
> In ths spirit of this thread, is it really even possible that any sound
> server could be used across window managers? Are people suggesting that
> jackd be used as the lower-level sound daemon all the window managers
> could talk to? I assume ALSA in 2.6 is going to look (from above) just
> like the OSS sound layer. Doesn't this solve the problem? Or do
> artsd/esd/whatever get "in the way"? Will a window manager have to be
> re-coded if it assumes there's a lower-level daemon that emulates
> full-duplex on cheap hardware? artds has saved my bacon on 2 workstations
> at work with cheap-arse onboard sound. Would something like KDE require
> significant re-coding to use jackd?

To use jackd nativly? Yes, it would require some pretty major changes, but
thats one benefit of arts, it only has to be changed there.

- Steve 

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