On Thursday 01 October 2009 20:38:30 Sebastian Vahl wrote:
Am Mittwoch 30 September 2009 schrieb Jaroslav Reznik:
> o future of Phonon
> * Upstream (sandsmark) recommends building/packaging phonon from qt, and
> building/packaging backends separately.
> * Mandriva developments integrating pulseaudio support (and improving
> gstreamer backend). 
> * We will move back to building a standalone phonon SRPM.
> * The vote for the default backend is split 3:3, needs the 7th vote from
Sorry for the delay. Was a bit busy and not at home.
I tend to xine as default backend for several reasons:
- It worked fine for me for several releases (and according to bugs for
- It is recommend by upstream.
- We won't get trouble with the amarok guys. :)
- At least on one system I have no sound with gstreamer (maybe caused by
other issues, have to re-check that).
So I'm a bit conservative here, but +1 for xine.
thanks for your vote. So it's now 4:3 for Xine backend.
So what are the required steps now? As we already missed freeze but we can
work it out with rel engs.
I like idea of shipping both backends as proposed rdieter but set the Xine one
as default one. But first we should fix bug with switching backends...
Distant future: I'll try to look at GStreamer backend more deeply later as I
think it's the future - not only for Fedora but for upstream too and I hope we
can get it at least to the the point to be comparable with Xine one. Then we
can reconsider this decision.
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