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Re: [PATCH v2] Autoconnect jack ports by default

From: Christian Schoenebeck
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] Autoconnect jack ports by default
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:33:14 +0100

On Mittwoch, 24. Februar 2021 23:04:47 CET Geoffrey McRae wrote:
> This goes against how all standard jack clients work, a new jack client
> should not auto-connect at all unless explicitly configured to as if
> there is an existing audio diagram configured (which is 99% of the time)
> it will cause unexpected/undesired behavior.
> Jack is not supposed to be an 'automatic' system, it's the
> responsibility of the patch bay software to route connections.
> The auto-connect feature exists to allow the jack audiodev to re-connect
> a broken connection when the jack device restarts/reconnects.

Well, that was also my idea first, and I would agree with you in case of a 
regular music app of course, but then I thought QEMU is probably not an 
average JACK client, and it simply lowers the entry level for new users who 
probably just want to output to system out anyway.

I mean, are you piping QEMU into Ardour or something Geoffrey?

This could still be overridden by passing a bogus pattern with argument 
"connect-ports" for people who prefer the patchbay approach in the end.

So I would vote for the "make it easy for newbies" approach in this case, but 
I leave that up to you and Gerd to decide. :)

Best regards,
Christian Schoenebeck

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