Not creative enough to think of a better title right now...
I just spent almost two hours hacking away at the Banshee visualization pipeline again and made one very important optimization: when the callback function is null (which happens when nobody in managed land is listening for visualization data) the visualization pipeline is effectively disabled. The only element that remains active is a queue, which provides a 5-second buffer so that visualization can be quickly resumed.
The patch is now over at GNOME's Bugzilla, just waiting. Waiting for Aaron to commit it. Waiting for a chance to prove it's all grown up now. Hoping to bring joy to audio enthusiasts all around the globe.
Yeah, I did watch Tommy Boy recently. ... Why?