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Linux.com: Phonon and the Future of KDE Multimedia

“The development of the next generation of KDE kicked off with
the release of the Qt 4 toolkit and aKademy conference last August
and is now in full swing. KDE sub-projects from Kate to KWin are
deep in the midst of planning and coding for the next major
overhaul to GNU/Linux’s most popular desktop. Each of KDE’s
applications must be rewritten to take advantage of Qt 4 and
improve the look, power, and usability of KDE. The latest
development announcement is for Phonon, KDE 4’s multimedia
framework, and the replacement for KDE 2 and 3’s aRts.

“aRts has drawn the ire of developers and users for years,
having long ago become unmaintained and outdated to the point where
prominent KDE projects such as audio player amaroK no longer bother
with it…”

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