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Re: [xougen] Adding cruft to X

From: ddmr
Subject: Re: [xougen] Adding cruft to X
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2003 08:24:34 -0700

Hi Steve,

You do have a good point, keep X simple, well focused and to the point; 
however, is sound support so far off from graphics, from the desktop?  Perhaps 
an extension to X for sound would be the way to go.  In anyevent, it comes down 
to the user experience and making things easy and coherrent for the user.  

When I first starting planing around with the network aspects of X, XMMS was 
one of the first things that I tried out.  I thot it was kind of cool that I 
could (at the time) telnet into my desktop box and control its sound output 
from another box on my local network.  What would be really cool is having 
"networked" sound and "sound server" boxes that are little more than speakers, 
decoding hardware, and a network connection ... hmmm .... sounds like a project 
for school.  Perhaps this already exists ....

Just my $0.04 



PS  Sorry about my poor spelling, but I am being forced to use webmail at teh 
moment cuz my computer is boxed up. :(

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Nickolas <address@hidden>
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2003 7:04 am
Subject: [xougen] Adding cruft to X

> Okay, I frequent the chat room, but I'm new here.  Nevertheless, I 
> will 
> state my strong opinions about adding sound and widget support to 
> the X 
> server.
> Adding these things to X goes entirely against the spirit of X.  
> If 
> something is to be done that "embraces and extends" in such a way, 
> I am 
> not for it.
> Sure, there should be a standard widget set, but it shouldn't be 
> part of 
> X.  X's job is merely a portable network-based graphics-rendering 
> engine 
> at its core, simply a minimalist windowing system.  And I don't 
> believe 
> in cruft.
> And, notice I said "graphics-rendering".  Sound is not its 
> concern. 
> Yes, it would help to have a standard sound system, but it has 
> nothing 
> to do with X.
> http://www.mediaapplicationserver.net/ would probably be more up 
> your alley.
> I know I am not alone in this.
> -uso.
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