[LAD] Canonical sound position opening

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Feb 11 16:28:58 UTC 2010

Adrian Knoth wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 05:03:09PM +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>>  Strong interests and experience with Pulseaudio, Alsa, and
>>>  other sound related technology and
>> Why not removing Pulseaudio like 64 Studio does?
> Ralf, this is clearly not the place to discuss this. Canonical is
> searching for a developer, and they can require whatever they want.
> It's not you who's going to decide (by x-posting) what's part of a
> distro's roadmap and what's not.
> Face it, pulseaudio will be the de facto sound system on desktops, and
> we're talking desktop here. It integrates very well with the pro
> environments, IOW, jack. There's absolutely no reason not to use it for
> simple consumer apps (pidgin, skype, flash, video players like vlc or
> mplayer).
> If you can't get it working yourself, wait for your distro to get it
> right. In the meantime, I suggest you don't spread FUD about pulseaudio,
> this doesn't help at all.

Hm, for my experiences, testing several distros, pulseaudio is an evil 
show stopper and I'm glad that there is 64 Studio, removing pulseaudio, 
so that everything is ok for any desktop application, not only for 
real-time audio applications. Reading the threads of a lot of people I 
guess pulseaudio is a pain, YMMV. Pardon ... I'm quiet now, I don't want 
start a flame war or any other annoying thing, lets have fun while 
having trouble with pulseaudio.

I'm not a Linux specialist, I'm not able to remove pulseaudio without 
breaking dependencies for some distros and it cause a lot of pain, while 
for 64 Studio, where it is removed by the people who made this distro, 
everything is ok ... but I'm just a stupid user spreading FUD, so simply 
ignore my experiences.


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