need testing - xfce 4.4.2 installer package

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Tue Dec 4 23:44:24 CET 2007

Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>>>>> 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.
>> Gstreamer is a little huge to pull in just for a mixer...
> Not really. The gnome mixer applet's memory usage is near to that of the
> xfce4-mixer plugin, and that also includes the CORBA/Gnome overhead.

In that case, might want to look into PulseAudio.  Maybe not initially, 
but it might be nice to support that as a volume control 'backend'.


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