Re: no need to spawn esd

On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 05:32:41PM +0100, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-03-03 at 08:11 -0800, David Schleef wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 12:26:09PM +0100, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> > > It seems there really is no need to run esd from gnome-session and
> > > gnome-settings-daemon, since libesound will spawn it when needed.
> > > 
> > > So, here are two patches for g-session and g-s-d that just don't spawn
> > > it at all. It seems to work ok for me, but please could people test it
> > > and make sure it doesn't break anything before I submit them?
> > 
> > Spawning esd from libesd is the root of all kinds of evil.  I'd
> > remove the feature if I didn't expect that eventually someone would
> > complain loudly and it would erupt into a flamewar.  Instead, I've
> > been fixing apps that use esound to not request that a daemon is
> > started.
> > 
> and how do you do that? I guess we want that also for gnome-session and
> g-s-d.

Put ESD_NO_SPAWN=1 into the environment (i.e., by using g_setenv())
before calling esd_open_sound().  Yes, I realize this is gross.  But
adding API to esound at this point is silly.


David Schleef
Big Kitten LLC ( -- data acquisition on Linux

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