Re: Sound effects

On Fri, 12.12.08 11:43, Iain * (iaingnome gmail com) wrote:

> >> Category a, the sounds can be provided by the application as they are
> >> ear candy. Not necessarily essential, but make the program nicer or
> >> cuter to use.
> >> Or in the case of the audio-channel test sounds are essential to the
> >> running of the program, but are far too rarely used to be worthy of
> >> making them themable.
> >
> > Right, but you still want a way to define the format, the location and
> > the localization.
> The application knows where the sound goes, it installed it. I'm
> failing to see what localisation is required for sounds
> except in the case where the audio-channel test sounds are speech.

Just think of these sounds:

     "You've got mail!"

     "Your CD finished burning!"

     "Warning! Your battery is running low!"

     "You just clicked a button" [1]

I think it would be immensly useful to have speech sounds for some
notification-related sounds. Heck, I even thought of doing a very
special sound theme, particularly for you called "Lennart" where I
record each and every single sound of the 125 defined in my voice. And
I'll add a very special gimmick for you: each time when you click your
mouse button you'll hear me saying "Mouse click!". And if you press
them twice I will say "Double Click!". And if you press them thrice I
will say "Mumumumumulticlick!" And then -- I guess you are already
expecting it -- after the fourth time I will say "Rrrrampage!".

And if then still you don't get what sound themes are all about, I
can't help you anymore, but at least I can say I really really and honestly


[1] In case you didn't get it: this isn't meant seriously. 

Lennart Poettering                        Red Hat, Inc.
lennart [at] poettering [dot] net         ICQ# 11060553           GnuPG 0x1A015CC4

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