Re: GNOME CVS: libgnome martin
- From: George <jirka 5z com>
- To: Michael Meeks <michael ximian com>
- Cc: Alan Cox <alan redhat com>, Tim Janik <timj gtk org>, Joe Shaw <joe ximian com>, Hacking Gnomes <gnome-hackers gnome org>, gnome-2-0-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GNOME CVS: libgnome martin
- Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2001 12:29:26 -0700
On Sat, Aug 11, 2001 at 04:29:54PM -0400, Michael Meeks wrote:
> > The esd API is absolutely wonderful for what we need. Its so utterly
> > simple that when we pick a post 2.0 decent gnome sound API it will be
> > trivial to emulate. Until then there is no point adding another random
> > half broken API to the system that will go away again
> FWIW, I agree with Martin. The API we release, we get to support
> for a long time - probably far longer than we think. Thus, it is far, far
> better IMHO to release only a few, reasonably high quality APIs - than
> many substandard, known to be broken ones.
Hmm, so by this logic shouldn't we keep supporting the old gnome-sound API?
> It also strikes me that the accessibility guys will need to be
> able to play sounds on events; and that it seems entirely likely to me
> that they will be able to do it 'right' at some stage, probably soon.
As far as I understand it, that soon will need to be gnome 2.0. And as far
as I can see, this has nothing to do with the sound API to use. This has to
do with the triggers API. Which this commit removed, didn't it?
George <jirka 5z com>
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