Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 29th Nov 2009 20:02 UTC, submitted by fsmag
GNU, GPL, Open Source From Free Software Magazine: "Google promises a much needed shift in the way small computers work. Problems like software updates, backups, installation, maintenance, viruses, have plagued the world for too long: a shift is way overdue. To me, however, the change about to happen shows us what many people have refused to believe for a long time: KDE and GNOME shot each other dead."
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RE[2]: Comment by emilsedgh
by tosky on Mon 30th Nov 2009 09:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by emilsedgh"
tosky
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2009-08-05


I hate to be a whiner, and I say this as a KDE lover - but they should focus on unbreaking audio first (even though it necessarily involves drinking the pulseaudio koolaid).

http://colin.guthr.ie/2009/11/pulseaudio-phonon-support-now-in-kde-...
:)

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RE[3]: Comment by emilsedgh
by vivainio on Mon 30th Nov 2009 20:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by emilsedgh"
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2008-12-26



Many thanks for the link.

It's nice to see KDE is serious about fixing this - occasionally, it seems a segment of KDE community is on an anti-PA crusade that, instead of killing PA (not gonna happen), only works against KDE in the long (and short) run.

This attitude is especially sane:

IMO multiple backends on phonon is a mistake – it would be better to have one backend per underlying platform (Linux, Windows, OSX) and not allow any changes after that (especially not by users).


It's quite obvious that the user doesn't want to "select a sound backend". The user wants to hear something from the speakers, period.

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