On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 11:57:11 +0100 Ralf Madorf email@example.com wrote:
On Fri, 2011-12-23 at 10:17 +0000, Peter Lewis wrote:
And if you want to, file a bug report upstream about the dependency on pulse.
As others already pointed out. It's not a bug regarding to Arch packages, but the policy of GNOME3 to make it the default sound sever. OTOH here should be a possibility to fake this dependency, since this won't break GNOME for pro-audio usage, while PA tend to cause issues for pro-audio.
To whom should I file a bug report, resp. a my wish?
If you want to be even considered there, I suggest you rethink your position. Bug reports like "change PA to ALSA because I hate the former" are not constructive since they imply that devs are morons and made a bad choice. Can you suggest something better? I don't think so.
Pulseaudio is a pretty good piece of software with very precise goals. DEs strive to provide the best user experience possible, that's why gnome devs chose PA. If you don't want PA don't use gnome.
If I were you, I would look into recompiling gdb/whatever w/o PA support...