Re: First release of MAS available

On 24 Jan 2003, iain wrote:

> fre, 2003-01-24 kl. 13:09 skrev Elliot Lee:
> > What reasons do you see making important to use gstreamer from all gnome
> > apps to generate the sound events?
> Because the whole linux world is never going to standardise on one sound
> server, just like we can't standardise on one toolkit.

If that's your reason for going with gstreamer, you can't keep sticking
your head in the sand and adding more and more layers to handle every
possible disagreement. Make a sound server choice, stick with it, and cope
with the fact that some people might disagree. Supporting all the choices
doesn't bring consensus any closer.

(This is in the context of Gnome-in-general apps, not gstreamer, where
special use cases occur that indeed might need to be handled by different
sound servers.)

> I don't need a sound server, my sound card can do everything I need by
> itself.

The only thing Gnome-in-general needs the sound server for is sound
events. You need sound samples for sound events. Your sound card can't do
that. The sound server does it best.

> As for the "missing features", yes, we come to the lowest common
> denominator, but just like with gtk you used (still are) able to get the
> XWindow from a GdkWindow and do things at a more low level you can do
> them with GStreamer as well.

Yes, but if libgnome* just uses gstreamer to get to the point where it can
talk to the sound server API directly, there is really no point in using
gstreamer at all, because the direct dependency on the sound server API
will exist anyways.

-- Elliot

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