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Re: Esound and x11amp

On Thu, Jun 03, 1999 at 11:02:53PM +0100, Edward Betts wrote:
> > 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...
> It was just an idea, I think it is rude of you to say I was being rude.

Your tone was pretty much imperative. Sorry.

> > 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.
> Of course it is not policy, it was just idea, that obviously everybody hates.
> I stand by it though. It is the RIGHT way. Well maybe not, maybe mixing should
> be in the kernel, actual that sounds bad, I don't know. But the OS should
> provide a way for all programs to access the sound system with some mixing
> going on.
> \while{It is like that in windows}
> After all, Linux is a multiuser, multitasking OS, it deserves the ability to
> play multiple sounds at once.

Tell me more about this ESD thing, I've never come accross it, except
for the wishlist bug report against x11amp because of it. *grin*

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