GMixer

kelly kelly at chiefsez.com
Wed May 30 06:43:56 UTC 2012


On Tue, 29 May 2012 13:45:19 +0200
Stephen Smally <eco.stefi at fastwebnet.it> wrote:

> On second thought, i think that using gstreamer is a good choice,
> since we don't have to think about the backend (pulseaudio, alsa or
> OSS). The xfce4 mixer sadly depends on libxfceui, but we can take a
> look at it.
> 
> Just a question (to everybody): with horizontal style, do you mean 
> horizontal scroller or horizontal controls? (i mean, the image i
> posted or something like alsamixer?)
> 
> Stephen Smally
> 
> On 05/29/2012 04:59 AM, PCMan wrote:
> > I wanna do this last time and have some code that does not work yet.
> > My original plan was to build a mixer which supports different
> > backends. ALSA is only available on Linux, and at least we may need
> > to support OSS, OSS4, pulseaudio.
> > Using GstMixer provided by gstreamer can achieve this and xfce
> > mixer does this
> > However it creates dependency on gstreamer. (not all gstremer
> > plugins are needed, only the basic ones, which is not large).
> > I studied the API for different sound systems and found that they
> > are very different.
> > GStreamer team really did a great job to provide a consistent mixer 
> > API for them.
> > If we're going to do it ourselves and do not use gstreamer mixer
> > APIs, we need to do similar things.
> > There are actually several lightweight gtk+-based ALSA mixer which 
> > uses ALSA and gtk+ only.
> > I even found one written in plain C, which is good.
> > None of them, however, can support other sound systems.
> > Currently I cannot find a nice and clean mixer which is not 
> > Linux-specific.
> > Can we create one?
> >
> > On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 7:48 PM, Stephen Smally 
> > <eco.stefi at fastwebnet.it <mailto:eco.stefi at fastwebnet.it>> wrote:
> >
> >     Hi, i sent this message to the list but it was too heavy (an
> > image was attached), so the moderator had to approve it. Nevermind,
> > here it is.
> >
> >     -------- Original Message --------
> >     Subject: 	GMixer
> >     Date: 	Sun, 27 May 2012 13:06:39 +0200
> >     From: 	Stephen Smally <eco.stefi at fastwebnet.it>
> >     <mailto:eco.stefi at fastwebnet.it>
> >     To: 	lubuntu user list <lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> >     <mailto:lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> >
> >
> >
> >     Hi Guys, i have been working on a mixer for alsa in these days,
> > so this is how is at the moment:
> >
> >     GMixer <http://imagebin.org/index.php?mode=image&id=214050>
> >
> >     I'm not sure about the layout (if keep the "vertical style" or
> > use the more classic "horizontal style"), i'm trying to make
> > something more modern than other mixers like gnome-alsamixer (which
> > somebody suggested, but it has some huge dependencies). I called it
> > GMixer because it just a Gtk mixer for alsa, so it suitable for any
> > Gtk desktop environment.
> >
> >     Do you have any suggestion?
> >
> >     Cheers!
> >     Stephen Smally
> >
> >
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> 

Horizontal controls, just like the image you posted.

Tis elegant simplicity ... which is something far too rare these days.

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