polypaudio -> esound

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 10 18:31:47 CST 2005

<quote who="bobmitch">

> bobmitch Wrote: 
> > Jack is an astonishingly powerful and flexible tool, but is probably
> > more suited to musicians than as a desktop audio api/daemon
> I should note that Jack itself sits on top of ALSA anyway - the only real
> reason for writing a Jack-aware app would be if you were intending the
> audio to be piped between arbitrary jack-aware applications. 

(It *can* "sit on top of ALSA" as an ALSA plugin, but this is not the most
optimal way of using jack. However, that method does have merit in that all
other non-jack-aware apps can use exactly the same system. We did look into
this as an option, unfortunately the ALSA/JACK plugin is quite immature.)

- Jeff

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