Re: Pleasantness [was: Re: Sound effects]

On Fri, 12.12.08 18:36, Lennart Poettering (mztabzr 0pointer de) wrote:

> > On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 12:06 PM, Patryk Zawadzki <patrys pld-linux org> wrote:
> > > Actually as it was pointed out his proposal is perfectly achievable as
> > > a theme with oen sound and 3-4 symlinks for the main notification
> > > categories (and no sounds for the rest of them).
> > 
> > So you're now agreeing that that current sound theme might be
> > suboptimal. Whether that is by design or by implementation is
> > irrelevant for an end user.

Oh, one more thing. The current s-t-fd is not just suboptimal. In many
ways it is really awful. I put it together from all kinds of
preexisting work, such as KDE, gnome-audio. And everyone knows how little
enjoyable those sounds are.

It is very easy to write a sound theme. However it quite some work in
finding wave files, making sure their license is right and making sure
they fit together well.

There's now a large set of free sounds available:


Lennart Poettering                        Red Hat, Inc.
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