Pulseaudio-binding: use pulseaudio sink items as actual audio sinks

Hi Community, and Devs

I want to create a new AudioSink for openhab within the pulseaudio binding.

Before i get into the mess there is a question i’d like to ask.

My plan is to use the icedtea-pulseaudio package (http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/icedtea-sound/file/a863d6ea5cfc) to provide the backend of this binding, because it offers methods to easily open connections to remote pulseaudio servers.
It seems to me that the package is quite old already. I’m wondering if it is a smart thing to develop a feature against that library.

Maybe there is a better way to do it?

EDIT: moved to development