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Re: [xougen] Adding cruft to X

From: Jerry Westrick
Subject: Re: [xougen] Adding cruft to X
Date: 08 Sep 2003 00:50:27 +0200

I'm an applaication programmer.
I write (mostly) programs having to do with electronic stock exchanges
for Banks.  I consider sound is an intergral part of the user interface.

I use it to alert the operators that a special conditions has happened
which they need to look into immedeatetly.  With sound they recieve this
notice even if they are not looking at the screen at the moment.

I really have to disagree with the people who say sound is not part of
the Graphical User Interface.

Jerry Westrick

On Sun, 2003-09-07 at 22:44, address@hidden wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 07, 2003 at 12:58:48PM -0700, Tupshin Harper wrote:
> <snip>
> > 3) Most importantly, strong synchronization. Unless the audio and 
> > display information travel through the same stream, and go through the 
> > same event handling API, there is no way to guarantee tight 
> > coupling(e.g. <20 milliseconds) between audio and display events.
> Yes. Thats an problem. 
> But we could extend both sides by an exact timing system, which allows
> us to define checkpoints where events are synchronized. The client can
> fetch exact timestamps from rtc (assuming all hosts' clocks are in sync) 
> and so define exact points where an video/audio-stream should start.
> So it should be possible to synchronize different media servers quite exact.
> cu

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