[arch-general] PulseAudio in [testing]

Yaro Kasear yaro at marupa.net
Sun Nov 28 01:21:07 CET 2010

On Sun, 2010-11-28 at 08:18 +0800, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-11-27 at 12:09 -0600, Yaro Kasear wrote:
> <snip FUD>
> > 
> > I stated it before, but I'll say it here, I don't think Pulse Audio is
> > right for [extra]. Compiz is a lot more stable and still manages to stay
> > in [community]. Pulse goes down a lot and takes sound with it and it's
> > getting put in [extra]? I'm not sure how this makes sense.
> > 
> > And I strongly oppose any "default" usage of Pulse Audio the way Ubuntu
> > or Fedora forces it on their users. It just doesn't work that well.
> > Also, forgive me if I am wrong, but isn't that against the Arch way of
> > doing things of just putting in a minimalist installation? I'd hate to
> > see Pulse Audio get installed by default for anything, but as a part of
> > the default Arch install I think is just an all around bad idea.
> > 
> I'd suggest reading before posting. 'default' means nothing on Arch
> (already mentioned), and Pulseaudio is not going to be 'default on your
> Arch installation' (also already mentioned).
> Just don't use Gnome. Upstream is going to make Pulseaudio default. KDE
> as well, maybe.

I don't see KDE upstream doing that. They have Phonon. What's more, most
KDE apps today count on Phonon being there. KDE upstream won't do that
without expecting to break KDE.

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