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Re: top panel

On Wed, 2006-07-19 at 02:17 +0530, Rahul wrote:
> Callum Lerwick wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-07-18 at 12:56 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> >> Two reasons:
> >> 1) None of the other networked sound systems are any better (and some
> >> are worse).
> > 
> > Is this really a concern? I thought the concern was sharing the audio
> > hardware. Which is much better solved with ALSA+dmix, which is now
> > enabled by default.
Networked sound is a very big concern.  I'm working for a company that
helps schools setup LTSP thin client computer labs.  Lack of networked
sound would be a showstopper for adoption.

> Personal desktops are fine with ALSA doing sound mixing by default 
> atleast in Linux and in FC4 onwards. For other areas like thin clients, 
> network sound systems like Polypaudio (which is a drop in ESD 
> replacement) could prove useful
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=195221
The Alan Cox review of the APIs and code was discouraging to me.  But
with an active upstream, this may well be the way of the future.

I'm all for esd going away (I regularly have to switch to a VT and
killall esd in order to login or logout of my desktop) but hope we will
move to a better system rather than repeating the same mistakes with a
different code base.


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