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Re: fc5 goals



On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 03:22 +0100, Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
> Can't these darn desktops just play through ALSA without using
> a sound server, like all normal applications do?
> 

And what is ALSA isn't available on the system?  This means that every
gnome application must have it's own sound code to use either OSS or
Alsa, and must have a configuration item for this and so on and so
forth.  By using a sound server, all the gnome apps automatically know
where to send sound.  The sound server then takes these inputs and on
one place has configs for alsa or oss and does what it needs to do.  In
reality this means that some users that have cards that can't handle
multiple sources at once (an audio player may lock the sound device so
no other app can make sound) can now get threaded sounds from
applications.

There are other uses, this is just a couple of them.

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