Re: libcanberra as an external dependency

On Thu, 07.08.08 18:17, Vincent Untz (vuntz gnome org) wrote:

> Hi,
> Le jeudi 07 août 2008, à 11:59 -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke a écrit :
> > It seems to me there is a fundamental problem with adding libcanberra as  
> > an external dependency.  It currently only supports ALSA and pulseaudio  
> > audio output.  However, the default sounds daemon for GNOME is still  
> > esound.  The BSDs and Solaris do not support ALSA, so this leaves them a  
> > tough choice for sound events.  Pulseaudio replaces esd, but it is not a  
> > blessed GNOME dependency.
> >
> > I think libcanberra must have an esd output plug-in at the very least  
> > (i.e. if not also OSS and Sun Audio) in order to be a viable external  
> > dependency.  This would go a long way to helping non-Linux platforms  
> > achieve working sound theme support using all blessed GNOME dependencies.
> How hard is it to write an oss and/or a sun audio backend?

No it's not. 


Lennart Poettering                        Red Hat, Inc.
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