Orphaned Packages in rawhide (2015-02-10)

Petr Pisar ppisar at redhat.com
Mon Feb 16 13:52:11 UTC 2015

On 2015-02-12, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at> wrote:
> Feel free, however, to build SDL without aRts and esound support. The only 
> reason aRts is still in Fedora at all is for things that support ONLY aRts 
> for sound output (in particular, the knotify in kdelibs3 and the kdelibs3 
> game taxipilot). There is nothing using aRts as its native sound server 
> anymore, and there hasn't been since Fedora 9 (!). What will happen if you 
> try to use aRts output is that an instance of aRts will be spawned, talking 
> to ALSA, and terminated once the aRts-using application exits. In the 
> default setup, that means you're running aRts on top of PulseAudio through 
> the ALSA PulseAudio plugin, not a very interesting setup. (Better use 
> PulseAudio directly.) And using aRts INSTEAD of PulseAudio is clearly not 
> something we can or should support anymore, as most applications no longer 
> support aRts, if they ever did. Esound support is similarly obsolete, it is 
> only emulated by PulseAudio (we haven't been shipping the real ESD for a 
> long time, I think since Fedora 8 (!)), so it is better to use native 
> PulseAudio output.
You are missing the point that Fedora clients can be run against
non-Fedora servers.

-- Petr

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