Re: Proposal: replacing esound with polypaudio in 2.10

On Thu, 2004-10-28 at 19:46 +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Thu, 28.10.04 13:31, Luis Villa (louie ximian com) wrote:
> > 
> > So, besides that it is maintained and isn't esd (both of which are good,
> > of course), what advantages are there in polypaudio?
> Too many to count. A short, incomplete list:
> - A sensible synchronisation API: with polypaudio you can have Lip
>   synchronous movie playback over the network. (A patch for a
>   polypaudio driver for mplayer has been posted on the respective
>   mailing list)
> - A low latency architecture. Polypaudio doesn't copy or buffer any data
>   unnecessarily.
> - A flexible plugin archicteture: you can write your own plugins for
>   the polypaudio sound server, for achvieving even better latencies.
> - A sensible, asynchronous API (including daemon introspection, and
>   change subscription)
> - Using the module "combine" you can combine several sound cards into
>   one for simultaneous playback (including sample rate adjustment)
> - arbitrary sample types (more than two channels, arbitrary sample
>   rates)
> - sexy GUI tools
> - and the most important: in contrast to esd its code is clean and simple.
> and many many more. See the homepage for further details.

Good answers. Do you have suggestions on how we could best go about
testing polypaudio now? This is obviously a fairly low-level change and
speaking with my QA hat on I'd want to be sure we're not regressing for
our users.


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