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Re: Esound and x11amp

On Thu, Jun 03, 1999 at 06:04:07PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 03, 1999 at 02:41:34PM +0200, Samuel Tardieu wrote:
> > | It should be loaded at startup from `/etc/init.d/esd start' like all the other
> > | daemons. ALL sound related programs in debian should use esd. The binary sound
> > | producing apps that have no support for esd should be replaced with shell
> > | scripts that run `esdctl off', run the program, then run `esdctl on'.
> > 
> > Who made this decision? 
> Yes, it seems really rude to say that all of the sudden each and every
> sound app has to have ESD support. Why the heck do we have to abide by
> the rules of some "enlightened" sound *daemon*? We don't convert all of
> our fonts (or something similar) to be TrueType just because xfstt
> exists...
> This is not in Policy, and it requires us to have four additional
> packages installed, and our packages to depend on two more libraries.
> Thank goodness that these libs aren't so big.

Requiring all packages be ESD compatible is stupid, unless esd
suddenly becomes a defacto standard.  ESD is a nice program, but
forcing everyone to use it isn't the way to go.  With x11amp there is
a esd output plugin which doesn't conflict with the rest of the
x11amp package.  Perhaps a x11amp-esd which simply supplies the esd
output plugin be the best.

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