Advogato #9

Leif Johnson — 05 Mar 2003, 15:03


I'm leaving for Oslo in a couple of hours to finally meet up with some of the GNOME multimedia developers. I'm really stoked about this. Hopefully we'll have a productive few days together, I'd like to get a lot of coding and documentation done. And also see some of the norwegian countryside. Maybe get to see a moose as well, aie, so much to do !

Work and open source

It's been quite a roller coaster trying to convince our boss to let us open source this project at work. Or maybe a transistor, more like : on, off, yes, no, ... supposedly we get a final answer soon, hopefully the response will be yes. It would be nice to know that the coding I've done in the last 6 months will see the light of day somewhere outside this group of 200 employees.

Realtime CORBA and JACK

I'm getting more intrigued by this “quality of service” concept for distributed applications. Although I'm not terribly familiar with it, JACK seems to have taken a great step forward in the linux world of realtime audio processing. (And hopefully after this weekend we'll have functional JACK elements for quality audio processing with GStreamer.)

But I'm also wondering now if a realtime CORBA element would make sense in GStreamer ; with such powerful interprocess communication it would be relatively easy to write things like a cluster-based audio editing application, or a videoconferencing application. Maybe all these things exist already and I should just stop now. Just thoughts at the moment.