Common settings app for Ubuntu Studio
andrew at aehunter.net
Sun Dec 2 13:21:48 GMT 2007
Toby Smithe wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-11-30 at 00:50 +0000, Andrew Hunter wrote:
>> An update on the progress of ubuntustudio-controls. There has been a
>> project page opened on launchpad . Currently the only code written is
>> a generic class for finding, adding and updating strings on arbitrary
>> files. With this in place it will be simple for the gui to implement the
>> requested functionality via instancing the class and passing on the
>> required information. The development branch is available from LP .
> Excellent; I will take a look at that code this weekend.
Any questions, just drop me a line. :)
>> Toby, I also saw the bug you filed regarding alsa and -controls. If
>> there is already an application in development to do this, then great. I
>> would be happy to render whatever assistance I can. Perhaps you should
>> take a look at changesettings.py and see if it is applicable to the
> As above.
>> Also, on IRC crimsun mentioned that:
>> [00:30] < crimsun> well, the script itself is already deprecated [thanks
>> to PulseAudio]
>> iirc, that was in regards to asoundconf-ui. Is this the case?
> Well. I'm sure there will still be cases where users will want to bypass
> PulseAudio for the time being. They will then be required to specify a
> default sound card in the current manner. I'm not sure how latency is
> with Pulse/JACK in combination - and I'm not set up currently to find
> out - but I'm sure it can't be brilliant, so there is one use case.
That would be an interesting case to test.
> Of course, whilst JACK can be configured to use whatever sound card is
> wanted, other media applications do not provide this flexibility, and
> why force users to resort to alien cryptic terminal functionality, when
> it's simple enough to provide a GUI?
A simple and effective interface requires a fair amount of thought and
design on the part of the developer. :P If in the case of asoundconf-ui,
you already know what you would need to do, great!
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