[Frugalware-devel] add default phonon backend

Michel Hermier hermier at frugalware.org
Wed Jun 1 20:58:55 CEST 2011

> On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 5:05 AM, Michel Hermier <hermier at frugalware.org>
> wrote:
>>> On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 06:10:51PM +0300, Marius Cirsta
>>> <mforce2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> This in turn causes phonon to not work and fail when KDE or KDE apps
>>>> try to play sound through it. One unfortunate side effect of this is
>>>> bug FS#4423  where shutdown and restart fail in KDE because of this.
>>>> A default backend must be present for phonon to work and I've chosen
>>>> the xine one as it was the first one on Unix and is more stable. Added
>>>> it asa rodepends to avoid a circular dependency issue.
>>>> Attached is the git patch.
>>>> P.S.  Michel I apologize for cc-ing you but I thought it might be of
>>>> interest as we've talked about this before.
>>> Actually you did not CC him. :)
>>> I agree with the patch in general, thanks for doing it. Two concerns:
>>> - Michel, can you please ACK this patch? IIRC last time you mentioned
>>>   you're rather fix KDE's code to handle missing phonon backends
>>>   gracefully. That sounds fine to me as well, of you have a patch
>>> (since
>>>   Marius *has* a patch.)
>> This is not the complicated part, this is the easy fix, and I don't like
>> it.
>> I really need to take so time to investigate this issue... before I take
>> a
>> real decisions.
>>> - Before applying it, phonon-backend-xine should be moved to main to
>>>   prevent testsuite breakage.
>  So what do you have against this fix ? And what other plan do you
> have to fix the fact that phonon does indeed need a backend and it
> simply won't work without one?  That's the way it was designed. Even
> if we do manage to get everything to work properly it won't play any
> sound without a backend.
>  Normally I'd have nothing against taking time to analyze the
> situation and find a fix but the fact is that FS#4423 has been open
> for almost 4 months now , with no fix , nothing.
>  Can't we just fix it this way for now ? There's no reason a better
> fix can't be added at a later date. Also if there's something
> seriously wrong with this fix we'll have time to spot the problems
> before the stable release.

I attached a patched version of phonon to the bug, please test with and
without phonon backend (I dead a preliminary test and it seems to works
for me).
After that is fixed I'll think about the possibility to add a default
backend in some way.

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