[pulseaudio-discuss] Working with PA and jack
lennart at poettering.net
Sat Jun 13 09:52:51 PDT 2009
On Sat, 13.06.09 17:07, Nix (nix at esperi.org.uk) wrote:
> On 27 May 2009, Lennart Poettering outgrape:
> > On Thu, 28.05.09 04:53, Patrick Shirkey (pshirkey at boosthardware.com) wrote:
> >> I think it is useful that you have the internal api calls so dbus is not
> >> a requirement for communicating with PA.
> > I am sorry to inform you that eventually PA will use D-Bus for client
> > communication too.
> What, no shared library?
Did I say that? there'll always be a library for stuff like the
channel mapping/sample spec/volume APIs. It makes no sense to make all
those IPC interfaces.
> Won't that break compatibility with, well, every single PA user?
> Plus: anything can make function calls, but personally after one
> experience too many with libdbus killing my entire application without
> warning or notice because it disliked something I'd done, I'd rather
> throw myself off a very high cliff than use libdbus in anything for
> which crashing has bad consequences. Note that e.g. the X developers
> came to the same conclusion regarding using dbus in the X server. If PA
> moves to only allowing clients to communicate with it via dbus, then
> applications that must not crash will have to stop talking to PA, it's
> that simple.
Ah, more D-Bus FUD. How I love it. Can't get enough of it.
Lennart Poettering Red Hat, Inc.
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