[arch-general] PulseAudio in [testing]

Mauro Santos registo.mailling at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 14:49:28 CET 2010

On 27-11-2010 13:19, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-11-27 at 11:33 +0000, Mauro Santos wrote:
>> On 27-11-2010 01:18, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2010-11-26 at 21:34 +0100, Jan Steffens wrote:
>>>> I've put PulseAudio into [testing] some time ago, but received no
>>>> feedback on this.
>>>> This either means it works well, or nobody uses it.
>>>> So I'm asking for it now, especially from GNOME and KDE users running
>>>> PulseAudio.
>>> Smallish comment, vlc has been rebuilt for pulse support (presumably),
>>> but it is not listed in the depends or optdepends (pacman -Qi vlc | grep
>>> pulse only shows conflicts and replaces)
>> Have you installed vlc-pulse-plugin ? As far as I know that's what will
>> make vlc support pulse. However vlc-pulse-plugin is not listed as an
>> optdepend and maybe it should be.
> Jan replaced vlc-pulse-plugin with just vlc. The vlc package itself
> supports pulse natively now, no need for that (since we're talking about
> [testing])

Fair enough :)

Maybe not having an optdepend on pulse makes sense as it is not exactly
the same thing as a plugin or library that will add functionality just
to vlc, I guess it can be compared to jack and oss support.

Mauro Santos

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