[arch-dev-public] PulseAudio in [extra]

Ray Rashif schiv at archlinux.org
Sun Nov 14 23:35:32 CET 2010

On 15 November 2010 04:11, Jan Steffens <jan.steffens at gmail.com> wrote:
> One of the problems of PulseAudio is that it pretty much becomes the default as
> soon as you install it:
>  - The client library will start the server if it's not running.
>  - pulseaudio will install .desktop files that autostart the server together
>    with Gnome or KDE.
> Splitting libpulse would prevent that, but I believe we still need to test
> on a per-application basis whether we can enable PulseAudio support (with a
> dependency on libpulse) without breaking fallback to ALSA on systems without
> pulseaudio.
> Some packages (like sdl and openal) look for libpulse dynamically and will
> still work even though the lib is missing, so they only need an optional
> dependency.

A tentative repo to test this out wouldn't be a bad idea, IMO.

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