Re: [linux-audio-user] New Sound Subsystem Needed For Qt4/KDE4

From: Lee Revell <>
Date: Sat Jul 30 2005 - 00:44:03 EEST

On Fri, 2005-07-29 at 23:32 +0200, Christoph Eckert wrote:
> > Please say good-bye to the thought of jack as the
> > soundserver for everything. Jack is for professional raw
> > datastreams with very little latency. For the typical
> > desktop-app/game its irrelevant how much latency there is
> > (if its not 2 secs)
> sorry, wrong. What about the gamers? What about keeping audio
> and video in sync? What about the (still missing) Garage Band
> clone on the KDE desktop?
> All of these will need low latency, and especially Garage Band
> is a product for Amateur use.
> We're on free software, and there's no need (at least from a
> technical POV) to deny desktop users the use of low latency
> audio and video. We're at an important "point of no return":
> We can make the right decision *now* or the audio and video
> struggle will continue.

I don't think he's wrong. The 95% of apps that just want to do voip and
play movies can use the "dumbed down" KDE sound system, and an app like
Hydrogen will use QT4 but bypass the KDE sound system and use JACK for

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