[pulseaudio-discuss] Potential module: persistent-sink

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Sun Dec 7 09:19:31 PST 2008

'Twas brillig, and Chris Hamilton at 07/12/08 15:38 did gyre and gimble:
>> Again, (as per my other mail) seeing non-active sinks and apps will not 
>> currently be supported by the protocol (to the best of my knowledge) so 
>> to get full feature out of this interface.

Hmm. I appear to have forgotten to finish that sentence above... :p

> Yes, I was imagining a pavucontrol steroids, with a heavy focus on a
> visual representation of what's going on (to make things quite easy for
> beginners), and with the ability to drill as deep down into the guts of
> things as possible.  I'll try and put together some mock-ups over the
> next week to show what I mean.

Nice :)

> And yes, modifying the protocol to be able to query for previous (but
> not active) sinks and apps would be ideal, but can always come later.


> Does the API allow querying for a list of plugins that are installed on
> a server, with all of their metadata? (ie: name, description, parameters
> plus default and valid values, etc)  This would be something else that
> would be quite useful in such an application.

Yeah, paman does all that kind of stuff - look at the modules tab (both 
paman and pavucontrol get all their info via the PA protocol AFAIK).



Colin Guthrie

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