KDE and Ubuntu SoundMenu

Tres Finocchiaro fatbuttlarry at gmail.com
Fri May 28 01:09:46 BST 2010

For what it's worth, from the already existing drawings, I like the
microphone showing when VOIP is active, but I'd be afraid that not all
devices accessing the microphone would know to active it to the tray like
that.  Perhaps the API would handle that?

If the microphone doesn't show -- for example when using Audacity -- is a
expandable/collapsible section possible for microphone adjustments or would
that be overkill?

I'd like to add that my favorite feature of the volume icon is the mouse
wheel support!  Keeping the mouse wheel for louder/quieter is a major plus!
I find myself trying to use the mouse wheel on Windows all the time!

My least favorite part of the volume area is turning on/off visible channels
and when the menu gets stuck open and won't go away (will file a bug if I
can predictably reproduce).


On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 4:06 PM, Roderick B. Greening <
roderick.greening at gmail.com> wrote:

> Excellent.
> We actually prefer it when upstream is able to run with an idea, and we
> certainly have the ability to help flesh it out.
> The web page you are looking at actually is for the Ubuntu Sound Menu, and
> not
> a KDE specific item. Unfortunately, sub-pages of http://wiki.kubuntu.org/*maps
> directly to http://wiki.ubuntu.com/*, which is why you see this, and hence
> the
> confusion.
> For any KDE/Kubuntu specific items, we usually will prefix pages with KDE
> or
> Kubuntu or K to make it more obvious that it is for the 'K' family :)
> I expect that there are a lot of ideas generated in the Ubuntu Sound Menu
> that
> we could easily move forward with upstream in KDE, and others which simply
> make no sense.
> We'd love to see how you envision this, and what we may do to help make
> this a
> reality for all KDE users.
> Cheers,
> Rod.
> > Hello!
> >
> > At the recently held KDE Multimedia + Edu sprint in Switzerland we came
> to
> > discuss the new concept of a soundmenu, as described at [1].
> >
> > The general consensus was that the present KDE MM developers do think the
> > idea of having a central place to control all sound related informations
> > and operations is a very good one, and something we could very well want
> > to have implemented upstream instead having a Kubuntu specific version.
> > Especially since this would also imply doing enhancements to existing
> > specifications that are already used in KDE software.
> >
> > We are at this point however not sure that the same UI representation
> > proposed for Ubuntu should be applied as-is to KDE software. So it is
> very
> > much desired to get discussion going with regards to the API and how to
> > implement it in KDE software.
> >
> > Please see this mail as a conversation starter, I also CC'd affected
> > parties on our end (KDE Multimedia, Amarok, Plasma), so that everyone is
> > on the same page here.
> >
> > [1] https://wiki.kubuntu.org/SoundMenu
> >
> > regards,
> > Harald
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