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Re: New name for "AudioWorker"

From: Hongchan Choi <hongchan@google.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:16:30 +0000
Message-ID: <CAGJqXNvfHf5NDRm_-UBX-Uk-TjHLi=8yHh4srE_gT0hnQxnOwQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>, Paul Adenot <padenot@mozilla.com>
Cc: "public-audio@w3.org Group" <public-audio@w3.org>, Shane Stephens <shanestephens@google.com>, Ian Vollick <vollick@chromium.org>, Ian Kilpatrick <ikilpatrick@google.com>
Nothing forces workers to be heavy weight, but doesn't it have the
assumption that it runs on its own thread? What we want is to be able to
throw JS code into VM that runs on the audio thread.

Perhaps we can break that assumption, and propose a new type of Worker.

On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 9:09 AM Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com> wrote:

> Why isn't this thing a worker? What forces workers to be heavyweight?
>
> Also, would be good to align with the Houdini folks on this as they're
> proposing similar things in the rendering and compositing space.
>
> Regards
> On 7 Oct 2015 7:52 a.m., "Paul Adenot" <padenot@mozilla.com> wrote:
>
>> We need to decide for a new name for something that:
>>
>> - Runs off-main-thread
>> - Has access to a very limited set of APIs
>> - Can be instantiated a lot of times in the same document (much more than
>> Workers can or would)
>> - Is specialized to one domain (audio, video, etc.)
>> - ... ?
>>
>> It is likely that we would be the first group to spec something like
>> this, but it would be used by other groups (layout people, video/image
>> processing folks, etc.). We need something that is not too tied to audio,
>> or can be adapted. I propose "Processor", which conveys the meaning of
>> taking something as input, applying a transformation, and outputting it.
>> I'm very open to suggestions though, this is merely to get the ball rolling.
>>
>> Thoughts ?
>> Paul.
>>
>
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