[LAU] why shouldn't clients autoconnect to jack

Rick Green rtg at aapsc.com
Mon Mar 23 12:06:22 EDT 2009

On Mon, 23 Mar 2009, Damon Chaplin wrote:

> I think there is a middle-ground here.
> When an application runs for the first time, I think it should show a
> configuration dialog allowing the user to choose connections for the
> input & output ports. These can default to the first available ports, so
> most users can simply hit "OK".
  I agree whole heartedly.  An audio application is non-functional without 
defined outputs, so if there is no stored config, it should walk the 
first-time user thru the configuration process, and present some 
reasonable choices as the 'default', while making it clear that other 
options are available when they're ready to use them.

Rick Green

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