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Comment Re:iPad (Score 4, Funny) 233

Ah hell. I made the mistake of taking that poster seriously. Reading it again it's obvious satire. Whoosh for me.

I caught the satire right when he said he uses iPad to impress *girls*. A Freudian slip.

Comment Re:W00t (Score 3, Funny) 302

Windows Users don't have multiple workspaces, or window transparency (at least I haven't encountered it in Windows 7), or a package manager.

Which of these is relevant to audio?

Comment Re:W00t (Score 2, Interesting) 302

I've been using KDE since 4.2 with PA, often using the ability to output to another PA instance on the network, reliably, on Gentoo and Ubuntu, mainly using Amarok. You are trolling hard and fast.

Nice that it worked for you.

With freshly installed Ubuntu, I could hear sound from Gnome, but not KDE. Well, KDE 4.4 works ok.

Clearly it was not the fault of KDE - perhaps I should have called a computer repairman?

Comment Re:W00t (Score 1) 302

I can't tell whether you're implying that KDE developers getting to use a unified audio API across different operating systems complicates the user experience in some way, or that you are somebody who pointedly doesn't care how things work internally, in which case I'm not sure why you bothered replying.

Phonon in KDE *is* a user-visible entity. You have to priorize different backends, etc. You can also enjoy nice error messages about Phonon backends not working when running KDE programs inside Gnome.

Comment Re:W00t (Score 1) 302

Compile-time? Why? Phonon is designed so that *all* backends that work with your OS can be provided and users can change backends in run-time without any applications having to handle anything, or even needing to be aware that anything has changed. Why should it be "unreasonable" for a user to select backends?

How often do windows/mac users change their audio backend?

Comment Re:W00t (Score 0, Redundant) 302

To be fair, I did have to do this once. Kubuntu shipped with one that was broken by default, at least on my system.

Me too, that's why I'm complaining. On Gnome & Ubuntu, you don't need to think of backends - it's pulseaudio or bust.

Comment Re:W00t (Score 0) 302

To be fair, I did have to do this once. Kubuntu shipped with one that was broken by default, at least on my system.

Me too. That's why I'm complaining! In Gnome world I haven't needed to think about backends for a long, long time.

Comment Re:W00t (Score 0) 302

To be fair, I did have to do this once. Kubuntu shipped with one that was broken by default, at least on my system.

Me too. I don't consider that a good thing - I'd rather have just the working backend; not as a default, but as the only option.

Comment Re:W00t (Score 0, Troll) 302

Or your distributor can plug in the best backend on your OS (yeah, they really might be different on Solaris, BSD, Linux, Windows and Mac) so that you can get sound from your speakers.

It should be a compile time option or something - at least there should be no GUI to change the backend. Exposing the backend selection in gui makes it a "reasonable" thing for a user to do, which should not be the case at all.

Comment Re:W00t (Score 2, Insightful) 302

Seriously though, phonon has pluggable backends, and this does not mean the PulseAudio is going to be compulsory for KDE users, any more than its DirectShow integration makes MS Windows compulsory for KDE users.

I really appreciate this feature. Instead of just hearing sound from speakers, I find it tremendously important to be able to "plug my own backend" to hear it, you know, somehow differently.

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