Geiseri definitely made my day with this site, so I wanted to thank him by fixing kspell. I looked over the logs to see which commits broke it. It was broken twice in revision 1.101 (coolo commit) and then in 1.104 in a commit of Don's patch by Laurent. I fixed it but the code I saw there did not make me happy at all. If Laurent won't want to maintain it, I'll start doing it since it simply begs for a maintainer.
In other news I'm still playing with JACK. In general I like it a lot and I do think that with GStreamer it's a decent alternative to aRts. Hopefully tomorrow I'll commit the JACK aRts output plugin. I had to write a pure std ring buffer implementation for it, which seems to be working rather nicely (aRts doesn't use Qt in case you didn't know and the current HEAD depends on GLib which makes me wonder why are we hosting it in our CVS). Anyway, if you have a PowerBook remember thart aRts won't work if you'll try to run it in full-duplex mode - disable it from KControl and restart KDE to hear some sound.


In addition kspell had unbreakable award before those commits as it worked out-of-the-box for like 1+ year ;)


By KDE User at Sun, 07/20/2003 - 07:16

Hmm, is KSPELL a "style and diction" plugin?

Probably not.

I think language processing is an area where the programmers haven't even set a foot on the ground yet.

By KDE User at Sun, 07/20/2003 - 12:47

that arts will support jack soon. For KDE4, I really hope a new system can be used that can replace arts. I don't think Jack is a good replacement though.. it's Linux only right now I thought?

By KDE User at Sun, 07/20/2003 - 15:22

Yeah it is. Different backends are worked on though. It certainly couldn't be the main soundserver for as long as every platform we ever compiled on isn't supported, but it still is a rather neat soundserver, which personally I'm going to be using on my GNU/Linux boxes.

By zack rusin at Mon, 07/21/2003 - 06:27

Why cant we have a Qt/KDE native sound server? I guess I always wondered that. Its bad enough ARTS integrates poorly with KDE, but now we require GNOME libraries in head... I wonder when we will require GTK to build kdelibs?

By KDE User at Sun, 07/20/2003 - 20:23