RFC - a casual sound API on fd.o?

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Tue Jan 9 11:50:37 PST 2007

Marc-André Lureau wrote:
>hello xdg,
>I propose here a sound API for casual use, playing events and writing
> very simple audio players.
>There is no std API that address this, and it would be good to have one
> on fd.o, no?

Are you proposing an in-process or an out-of-process playback of the sound 

If it's in-process, I think you're going to find it very hard to adapt to 
backends in use and to find themed files. At least, if you plan on 
keeping this library lightweight.

If you're going for out-of-process, I suggest you simply define a D-Bus 
interface class, service name as well as the documentation for it. This 
should be enough. Your library would simply wrap those D-Bus calls and 
signals for applications not using a high-level D-Bus binding.

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