Pfft. That stuff is old news. Seriously old news. Ancient, really.
Late last night, the secret cabal of KDEMM developers (mostly apachelogger, bambee, sandsmark and I) finalized our business plan (mostly through me torturing them with my rendition of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” until consensus was achieved).
We are super excited to announce that effective immediately, everything under the great KDE Multimedia brand is now switching over to use aKode and aRts instead of the old and busted Phonon+Pulseaudio combination that has caused so much pain and ripping of hair amongst the users.
I We demand encourage everyone to download the recently released “AartKodes” SDK and start converting their applications to the new API. It is 100% source, binary, and legally incompatible, which gives us the chance to really stick it to the man this time. We’ve licensed everything under the Microsoft Public License and require a one million USD $23.73 license fee if you plan on distributing any resulting software. Next-of-kin and those from the Canadian province of Quebec are not required to pay the fee due to a user from there
– The Phonominals