Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 23:29 UTC, submitted by zegenie
KDE Before we get underway: I'm sorry, we don't have enough headline space to write 'KDE Releases Development Platform, Applications and Plasma Workspaces 4.6.0'. Then again, do any non-anal people every refer to it that way? No? I thought so. In any case, there's a new KDE version out with lots of new features, bug fixes, and performance enhancements.
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vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

I don't know if Xine is working or not, but I'm really happy with the fact that they created Photon: on the three audio library that you have, two are malfunctionning!!


Phonon is actually sort of deprecated in favor of QtMultimediaKit.

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pgquiles Member since:
2006-07-16

No, it's not.

On the contrary: everybody wonders why QtMultimedia is part of Qt, or even exists.

The alleged limitations in Phonon have been demonstrated not to be limitations, and in fact they have been or are being implemented since the new Phonon developers (KDE people, Nokia is no longer actively involved) took over maintenance.

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sj87 Member since:
2007-12-16

Phonon is actually sort of deprecated in favor of QtMultimediaKit.


Phonon was created by the KDE crew, then merged into the Qt itself. Now the Qt devs have deprecated the Phonon parts in Qt. That won't mean KDE would deprecate it aswell.

And they're not going to do that in KDE4's era.

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


Phonon was created by the KDE crew, then merged into the Qt itself. Now the Qt devs have deprecated the Phonon parts in Qt. That won't mean KDE would deprecate it aswell.


Right, Phonon is mostly deprecated on Nokia platforms. I don't see a particular reason why KDE couldn't follow suit though - QtMMKit uses gstreamer on Linux, and Nokia has a pretty strong incentive in MeeGo to keep it in good shape.

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