Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Sep 2008 22:14 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux Lennart Poettering, main programmer of the PulseAudio project, has written a 'Guide Through The Linux Sound API Jungle': "At the Audio MC at the Linux Plumbers Conference one thing became very clear: it is very difficult for programmers to figure out which audio API to use for which purpose and which API not to use when doing audio programming on Linux. So here's my try to guide you through this jungle."
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Let's not forget
by mmebane on Sun 28th Sep 2008 03:49 UTC
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RE: Let's not forget
by apoclypse on Sun 28th Sep 2008 19:28 in reply to "Let's not forget"
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2007-02-17

ASiego needs to get over himself. I did't get any kind of semblance of FUD from Lennarts article. What I got from it was that Phonon and KNotify were QT specific and thus not very useful for anyone else not using QT for their applications. So while the author Lennart should have said KDE/QT, its still a valid point, imo.

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RE[2]: Let's not forget
by niemau on Sun 28th Sep 2008 20:14 in reply to "RE: Let's not forget"
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2007-06-28

ASiego needs to get over himself. I did't get any kind of semblance of FUD from Lennarts article. What I got from it was that Phonon and KNotify were QT specific and thus not very useful for anyone else not using QT for their applications. So while the author Lennart should have said KDE/QT, its still a valid point, imo.


agreed. he packs every sentence with vitriol and self-righteousness, and it really comes across as anti-user. even when he's right.

the truth is, loading required QT libs to run phonon is kind of pointless extra overhead if you're not running KDE. that's really the bottom line.

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