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Re: [KDE] Which Phonon? Phonon backend - GStreamer or Xine?

2009/9/30 Lennart Poettering <mzerqung 0pointer de>:
> On Tue, 29.09.09 22:46, Kevin Kofler (kevin kofler chello at) wrote:
>> Lennart Poettering wrote:
>> > Uh. Nokia stands pretty firmly behind gst. As do most embedded folks.
>> Behind GStreamer, sure. Behind Phonon (and thus also Phonon-GStreamer), not
>> so much. They're currently using it, but there are people working on the Qt
>> Mobility project talking about replacing Phonon with something else (another
>> abstraction layer, again around native backends (GStreamer in the GNU/Linux
>> case), I really don't see what the advantage would be over Phonon).
> Haha. So the major 'advantage' of Phonon that it would allow replacing
> the backends as time progresses without breaking the KDE apps using
> them now officially is proven to be bogus. The KDE/Qt folks were so
> afraid of a media engine breaking API so that they created their
> abstraction thing and now break API of that one more often then the
> media engines themselves do.
> Do I hear an "I told you so!"?
> Abstractionitis is an illness, not a remedy.

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LG Thomas

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