esd, sound (was Re: Suggestions for Breezy... )

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Thu Jun 2 19:35:26 CDT 2005


On Thu, Jun 02, 2005 at 10:15:55AM -0700, Justin Mason wrote:

> Alexandre FRANKE writes:
> > > Additionally, I think it would be a good idea to use dmix for sound
> > > rather than using a sound server, as dmix doesn't require applications
> > > to be written for it specifically as does esd.  I've noticed many people
> > > have been asking about setting up Hoary to allow non-esd sound, so this
> > > seems like something that should be considered for Breezy.
> > 
> > Gnome 2.12 (which I think will be used in Breezy, as Gnome's schedule
> > is almost the same as Ubuntu's) no longer uses esd but gstreamer.  See
> > http://www.gnome.org for further information about that.
> 
> eek -- in my opinion dropping esd/polypaudio would be bad!

http://udu.wiki.ubuntu.com/AudioInfrastructure

describes in detail the plans for Ubuntu's audio infrastructure for Breezy.

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 - mdz



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