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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: I welcome J2SE 6's faster-splash.... re: Java speed-up
Date Fri, 17 Feb 2006 10:30:49 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> This can't be a Java issue - it must be the
> design-by-committee-for-all-platforms-ever-to-be problem...
> I would love to see a good sound API in the style of SWT.
> Call it JavaAudio...

... and implement it on Harmony code, we'd be very receptive to patches
and enhancements to ensure the Harmony code works well for you.


> Tor-Einar Jarnbjo wrote:
>> Fernando Cassia wrote:
>>> I'm still scratching my bald head thinking why hasn't Google embraced
>>> desktop
>>> java yet. Google Talk would be a killer app written in Swing / 100% Pure
>>> Java.
>> It's never stupid to stay realistic. There is no JavaSound
>> implementation giving you enough control of e.g. the sound card
>> latency to allow a usable telephone application to be implemented.
>>> H*ck, there's even a pure-java mpeg4 implementation....
>> Which doesn't work for me. A few still frames are being shown and
>> updated every few seconds and then the player hangs. Apart from that,
>> due to other problems with JavaSound is it not possible to implement
>> reasonable quality video players in Java. The JavaSound API has
>> functions to read the current position of the audio playback, to sync
>> the video accordingly, but the accuracy and correctness of this
>> function makes it unusable.
>> Tor


Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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