[PlanetCCRMA] qjackctl (was: xmms-jack 0.7)

Steve Harris S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Feb 6 04:28:01 2004

On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 01:14:18 -0800, kevin ernste wrote:
> While you're asking this, would it be possible/desireable to simply do
> the execution from _within_ qjackctl, say with a drop-down menu of
> available jack clients?  In other words, are there plans to make the
> whole "client as plugin" model more explicit by simply launching jack
> client apps as needed from within a central server/controller (I
> suppose this is something rolled into the LADCCA project but not yet
> implemented)?  After all, many clients are functionless without jack
> running, making there presence individually in a GNOME/KDE menu
> somewhat confusing.

It might be possible to hook this into the mechanism that Gnome and KDE
use to make the "start" menus. We could define specific directories in
that path list that are used for jack apps, and set a/some jack specific
variables in thier .desktop files to say how to start them (what options
have what jack semantics and so on).

E.g. meterbirdge only runs if started with some arguments, and it would be
nive to be able to to pick a bunch of jack ports, then start meterbrdige
and have it autoconnect.

- Steve