[pulseaudio-discuss] [ANNOUNCE] How to write volume control UIs

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Wed Feb 4 14:29:49 PST 2009


Good volume control UIs are much harder to get right than people might
assume. And because that is the way it is I wrote a little HOWTO that
tries to explain all the numerous complexities for the PA case:


Make sure to read this! Especially if you want to write such an UI,
for example for KDE, or for ncurses. Or if you hack on
gnome-volume-control. Or if you want to take up maintainership of
pavucontrol and beef it up.

It's a wiki. Corrections welcome. Comments as well.

This might also explain a bit why I think that abstracting volume
control in some kind of higher-level abstraction API (call it
GStreamer or call it Phonon) is doomed.


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