I'm going to design and build an X terminal

Eric Smith eric at brouhaha.com
Fri Apr 22 00:38:52 CDT 2005


Michael wrote:
> No.  Audio does not belong in X

I think you're going to find a lot of people disagree with that.
X is supposed to provide network transparency for the user interface,
and audio is part of the user interface.

It may well be the case that audio doesn't conveniently fit into the
X protocol, but that's due to short-sightedness, not because it doesn't
conceptually belong there.

If the user interface included smell (intentionally), that should be
handled by X as well.

Eric




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