[arch-general] PulseAudio in [testing]

Ray Rashif schiv at archlinux.org
Sun Nov 28 10:49:41 CET 2010

On 28 November 2010 11:24, Yaro Kasear <yaro at marupa.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-11-28 at 11:17 +0800, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
>> On Sat, 2010-11-27 at 18:21 -0600, Yaro Kasear wrote:
>> > On Sun, 2010-11-28 at 08:18 +0800, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
>> > > 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.
>> Admittedly my view on this is skewed, since I follow PA's development
>> pretty closely, but one of the devs on PA (Colin Guthrie) has mentioned
>> getting various patches he's done for Mandriva's KDE implementation such
>> that KDE's mixer and such supports pulseaudio natively. Phonon would
>> output directly to pulse in that case, I believe.
> The point of which would be what exactly? All due respect, Phonon is
> already a sound daemon. To output sound through a sound daemon into
> ANOTHER sound daemon, particularly one as poor as Pulse Audio, is
> begging for latency and who knows how many other problems.
> And, again, it's redundant and unnecessary since Phonon's already a good
> sound daemon on its own merits.

In fact, it handles all my audio pretty well, and even lets JACK take
over when needed without my intervention. There's no PulseAudio or a
kill command in that equation.

Anyway, Jan, everything works great, no troubles (with libpulse and
without pulseaudio) on KDE. Good job.

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