need testing - xfce 4.4.2 installer package

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Wed Dec 5 00:24:25 CET 2007

Am Tue, 04 Dec 2007 22:09:07 +0100
schrieb Benedikt Meurer <benedikt.meurer at>:

> David Mohr wrote:
> > On 12/4/07, Benedikt Meurer <benedikt.meurer at>
> > wrote:
> >> Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> >>> Off-topic: We should replace that crappy piece of software anyway.
> >>> Whenever I want to record music of my bands I have to rely on
> >>> alsamixer because xfce4-mixer is not good enough. I wish I had
> >>> more time, then I'd do the job. Actually, I already started
> >>> working on it about a month ago:
> >>>
> >>>
> >> Jep, a rewrite would be nice. Something based on GStreamer.
> > 
> > This might be a stupid question, but what does gstreamer also handle
> > mixer controls? I thought it was just for sound processing.
> There's a GstMixer interface for software/hardware mixer controls.
> This way we could get rid of the OS specific code, and Xfce would work
> out-of-the-box on every system supported by GStreamer.

Nice. Thanks for the hint. I would have done it with ALSA but, yeah,
that would have been OS-specific again. I'll look into it.

  - Jannis
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