need testing - xfce 4.4.2 installer package

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Tue Dec 4 23:46:12 CET 2007

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'.

I'm not sure, but IIRC GStreamer should already support that. Otherwise,
it should probably be added to GStreamer, so all applications will benefit.

> 	-brian


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