Schaller: Why Phonon is a Broken Wheel

“So I attended the OSDL Desktop Summit in Mainz, Germany from
Sunday to Tuesday evening this week. The goal of the meeting was to
follow up on the tasks done at the earlier meeting in Portland and
to look for new areas that could do with some work, multimedia
being the one pulling me in.

“The goal of myself and the GStreamer community in such a
scenario is of course to advocate the use of GStreamer as the
response free software can offer to advanced media frameworks on
other platforms. We do believe we have the best and most extensive
framework available and that with the work currently being done in
the community this is not likely to change anytime soon…”