Re: [linux-audio-user] A couple of questions

From: Lee Revell <>
Date: Sun Apr 02 2006 - 23:54:51 EEST

On Sun, 2006-04-02 at 20:19 +0000, carmen wrote:
> > if it really is Gnome dependent, I insist in my thesis that
> > configuration tools should be distro and desktop independent
> im willing to guess these days more (especially new) users on a % basis have gnome-libs installed than the ncurses that alsaconf uses..
> maybe alsa could provide some kind of uniform device-selection widget for GTK, so that there isnt a different one with different features in each app..i mean 2/3rs of them still have a txt entry box and expect you to know what hw:0,1,0 is.. something with a 'select for this app' and 'set as default' maybe.. i would say 'like how printing works'. but dont get me started on cups/foomatic/hpiod/samba/lib(gnome/kde)print etc..

But, that would still be GTK specific - you've just moved the problem to
another level. Really, this is such a simple feature, that I don't see
the need for a single distro/desktop independent utility, or why apps
cannot each provide their own widget to select a sound card. It's just
a case of developer laziness...

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