removing esd - seems possible now?
heretic at ihug.co.nz
Fri Apr 22 00:35:08 UTC 2005
On Thu, 2005-04-21 at 22:26 +0200, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
> tor, 21.04.2005 kl. 19.18 skrev Pete Zaitcev:
> > On Fri, 22 Apr 2005 00:10:23 +1200, David Mohring <heretic at ihug.co.nz> wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2005-04-21 at 13:39 +0300, Marius Andreiana wrote:
> > > > Looks like infrastructure for removing esd is in place.
> > > > The following prevent it:
> > >
> > > The esound demon ESD, clunky as it, is still currently the best way to
> > > serve sound to remote X11/LTSP terminals. [...]
> > This should not prevent us from removing dependencies on ESD, so that
> > we do not have to have it installed unconditionally. The vast majority of
> > users do not need it. Currently, gnome-libs and libgnomeui depend on esound.
> > David wants to remove it completely, which may be extreme.
> > -- Pete
> What about making some (new?) protocol for sound-over-network -
> something that *just is there* when you connect over XDMCP? Maybe
> something hooked into ALSA just to make it more complicated - like a
> "viritual soundcard device"?
See Proposal: Rationalizing Fedora Audio
But as for removing ESD or even arts as application sound output
options, you have to remember that each layer adds more latency and
processing overhead. ALSA -> Jack -> ESD -> Network ( yes it is
possible) works if your only serving one or two users, but ESD ->
Network does not use anything like the required overhead.
David Mohring <heretic at ihug.co.nz>
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