[LAD] [ANNOUNCE] Safe real-time on the desktop by default; Desktop/audio RT developers, read this!

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue Jun 23 16:10:11 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-06-23 at 08:46 -0400, Dave Phillips wrote:
> > Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> > What I see is that Lennart and the others who have worked on 
> > pulseaudio have done such a good job at making the platform accessible 
> > to the desktop community that it has now become the defacto standard 
> > for Linux Audio.
> >
> > This was certainly helped by the insistence (for good reasons) that 
> > JACK is not designed for normal users or non realtime desktop apps and 
> > the lack of effort contributed to tackling the inherent issues.
> >
> > However we do have a problem now that needs to be sorted with 
> > integrating pa and jack in a way that is easy for everyone to work with.
> >
> Do they need integrated at all ?

Oh yes they do...

At least to the extent that jack gets the soundcard when it is started.
I think that is already part of the current svn of jack2. Whether it is
good that PA keeps working on top of Jack after that or not is debatable
- in some cases it might be desirable, in others it might not. 

-- Fernando

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