Another Potential Slave... I mean Programmer

Derek Witt djw at
Sat Feb 2 12:01:41 CST 2002

Yeah, aRtsD can run stand alone without KDE.  I do believe artsd is
superior to esd in that the output doesn't sound like a scratchy shortwave
radio.   On my machine, aRtsD does have slightly more overhead (according
to top), but it's hardly noticeable on my box.

--- Derek.

On Sun, 3 Feb 2002, Laurent Pinchart wrote:

> > I am considering writing a Wine Driver for esd.  I am wondering >
> basically where I start.
> I'm not trying to start a Gnome/KDE flame war, but as far as I know, esd is 
> unmaintained and the Gnome developpers are thinking about switching to aRtsd. 
> Wouldn't it be more useful to write an aRts driver ?
> Laurent Pinchart

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