Seems Lennart started a bit of a debate with his Linux Sound layers blog post. Not all the reponses has been as enlightened though. For instance Aaron Segio managed to make me laugh with his argument for why Phonon was a good alternative for non-Qt applications:
“Phonon is also more than just an option for Qt apps: you’d be making a huge mistake not to use it. You see, Phonon gets you equal and native support on Windows and Mac as well without the user having to install, say, GStreamer..”
Really? Wow, I would never have thought that if you use something instead of the other you wouldn’t need the other…an absolutely brilliant deduction. While we are at it lets point out that if you install Firefox you do not need to install Opera, cause you already got a web browser!!
So in a celebration of self serving arguments: So if you just use GStreamer you get equal and native support on Windows and Mac as well without the user having to install, say, Phonon…