Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Feb 2007 09:09 UTC, submitted by ronaldst
KDE "Like the previously featured articles on new KDE 4 technologies for Job Processes or SVG Widgets, today we feature the shiny new multimedia technology Phonon. Phonon is designed to take some of the complications out of writing multimedia applications in KDE 4, and ensure that these applications will work on a multitude of platforms and sound architectures. Unfortunately, writing about a sound technology produces very few snazzy screenshots, so instead this week has a few more technical details. Read on for the details."
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by Zero_the_Hero on Wed 7th Feb 2007 17:12 UTC
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My first thought after reading the article and comments is that this is going to be similar to the Datatypes system on AmigaOS 3.x, only with a slant towards the audio side of things on (Gnu/)Linux.

I can see the good points of arguments for and against this, but if it makes things simpler for end-users even at the expense of adding another abstraction layer, it can only be a good thing. Sound on Linux is a mess right now.

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