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

David Fraser davidf@sjsoft.com
Fri Feb 6 04:59:02 2004

Steve Harris wrote:

>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 
Would it be worth looking into the DBUS-based startup idea where you can 
define dependencies?