Hey all! I just wanted to quickly stop by and check in, and wow! A sound theme contest?!? This is so exciting!
Importantly, we REALLY need to push the advertising on this, as Haiku could get a lot of attention through this contest! Haiku’s main twitter page and other social media pages should post about this, Distrowatch should be made aware of the event, and maybe even other Linux/BSD news sites would be willing to advertise this contest? Haiku hasn’t had a contest like this for a long time after all!
Otherwise, in regards to fixing up the system sounds, I’m pretty certain work would be minimal. The Sounds preflet, the BMediaFiles class, and the “beep()” and “system_beep()” functions are already in working order after all. I think the startup sound delay was even fixed with this commit: https://github.com/haiku/haiku/commit/cf238ffce1887cf1ff68c5877488a7214c7ec234#diff-b315a7daeb03263a332899f2fc1f9602
In addition, I’m pretty certain that system classes could easily call “system_beep()” at the appropriate time, and adding a quick “enable/disable all system sounds” option to the Sounds preflet wouldn’t be too hard.
That’s all from me, good luck to you all!