[CM] No Auto Connect

Kjetil S. Matheussen kjetil@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue, 28 Feb 2006 20:34:08 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 28 Feb 2006, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:

> On Mon, 2006-02-27 at 21:01 -0800, Kjetil S. Matheussen wrote:
>> Esben Stien:
>>> Would be nice if SND could not connect to anything by default. This is
>>> not proper for JACK applications.
>> I completely disagree. I would think that about 99.999% of the
>> users would prefer the ports to be autoconnected, and therefore
>> its also the proper behaviour for most jack applications.
>> It shouldn't be a big problem to make an option not to autoconnect
>> though... Do you have a good reason why it shouldn't autoconnect?
> "autoconnect" makes it (slightly?) harder to use snd in situations where
> the destination (or source) of the audio stream is not the sound card.
> It also ties the creation of input/output Jack ports to the capabilities
> of the soundcard. Most Jack applications do not (by default)
> autoconnect.

This sounds very theoretical to me... Have you ever disconnected the 
the output of snd (or other programs using sndlib) from the soundcard?

> An option for that would be great...

Okey, is MUS_JACK_DONT_AUTOCONNECT an okey name for an enviornment 
variable for this?