[arch-general] PulseAudio in [testing]

Peter Lewis plewis at aur.archlinux.org
Sat Nov 27 12:55:04 CET 2010

On Saturday 27 November 2010 06:30:36 Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
> > >> Good to see the overwhelming positive lean; is pulse being considered
> > >> for an eventual default by chance?
> > > 
> > > Almost nothing is default on Arch...
> So you should ask Gnome. And the answer is that yes, it will be default
> on Gnome. If you do not use Gnome, then only if the apps you pull need
> it.

Given that it's been said that if pulse is installed on your system and a 
program calls its client lib, then this starts the pulse server, which in turn 
takes over your whole sound system and forces everything else to use it (I'm 
paraphrasing, but that's what I understood), I for one would not like pulse to 
be a required dependency of anything. I'm not trying to troll, but that sounds 
like malware to me.


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