[Development] qtphonon's status.

Olivier Goffart olivier at woboq.com
Thu May 17 17:45:56 CEST 2012

On Thursday 17 May 2012 14:46:27 Pier Luigi wrote:
> 2012/5/16 Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com>:
> > [cross-posting to kde-multimedia]
> > 
> > On quarta-feira, 16 de maio de 2012 18.55.52, Olivier Goffart wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> 
> >> Why do we mantain an outdated fork of phonon in qt5.git
> >> I am talking about the qtphonon repository.
> >> 
> >> The Phonon team maintains phonon under the KDE umbrela, and the qtphonon
> >> repository is years behind.
> > 
> > It was created because of the modularisation. 

It was created because, at the time the modularisation was done, Qt5 was not 
yet planed. At the time, the plan was that the modularised should be able to 
build Qt 4.8 as it, with everything on it.
It was decidd only very late that Qt 4.X would not be modularized.
This is the reason why we kept phonon there.
(I know it, I was in the modularisation team)

> > It was expected that the Phonon developers would pick it up.
> > At one point, they indicated they'd like to use the Qt infrastructure,
> > instead of the KDE infrastructure.

I was not aware of this.

> > Clearly, they've changed their minds.

> Hijacking the thread to ask this because I'm not yet familiar with
> neither Phonon nor QtMultimeda: is QtMultimedia
> (http://doc-snapshot.qt-project.org/5.0/qtmultimedia-module.html) a
> suitable candidate to replace Phonon at least for new and Qt-only
> projects?

It depends what you want to do..
If you want a playback API to play multimedia files, or if you want low level 
access to the hardware (recording, or playing generated sounds)


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