Monday, 28 July 2008

Freedesktop sound theme support: done!


Details in bugzilla. Bugs go to bugzilla as well. Death to esound!

PS: robster is a sucka, fixing bugs in dead code.

11 comments:

schmichael said...

Yeah! Very cool! Thanks!

Jones Lee said...

Great job. A great initial move from GNOME, let's hope KDE and other desktops follow the standard.

Brad Jensen said...

Let us not only hope others follow this, but build from it something quite possibly better.. :P

This is a pretty cool sound manager so far.

Dread Knight said...

Kde4 users says: Cool! and lol at robster xD

robster said...

Awesome! (And for the record, it fixed a broken build. :-P)

Anonymous said...

Am I right that the next gnome release (2.24) is able to position the "sound in space" like Lennart described in his blog?

For example I close a window on the right side of my screen and then I will hear the sound from my right speaker. (Play sounds when buttons are pressed.)

It would be nice if someone could enlighten me.

Regards
Achim

mpt said...

This looks pretty nifty. Much less awkward than the Sound Preferences in 2.22.

Is “sounds when buttons are pressed” plus “system beep sound” the total of “system sounds”? If so, then “Play system sounds” doesn’t really need a checkbox of its own, does it? Unchecking two checkboxes isn’t so strenuous that you need a whole extra checkbox to override them both. And getting rid of that checkbox would let you avoid using the word “system” entirely.

Also, how should someone tell the difference between “when buttons are pressed”, “Button clicked”, and “Button toggled”? They look like three ways of saying the same thing, though I guess they’re probably different.

hadess said...

mtp, use Bugzilla.

Jones Lee said...

hadess, i think you should remove visual-bell.png from /capplets/sound because the visual bell tab is no longer there.

John said...

Will the system bell now be able to be configured? Instead of the blaring "BEEP" from my PC speaker, I can choose a nice .wav or .mp3 or somthing?

That's one of the most annoying limitations Gnome has had, and it'd be great if this is the end of it.

Anonymous said...

let's hope other DE's NEVER implement this crap... sound themes are a waste of time and effort anyway