[arch-general] Pulseaudio

Ulf Winkelvos ulf at winkelvos.de
Mon Nov 29 15:07:31 CET 2010

On 29.11.2010 10:21, Jan de Groot wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-11-29 at 10:09 +0100, Philipp Überbacher wrote:
>> I guess I am one of those pulse-haters. I don't care whether it's in
>> [extra], some other official repo or not since I simply don't need it.
>> But now mplayer pulls in libpulse, and I have no idea which consequences
>> this could have. I don't see why I need to have libs for a
>> soundserver that I have no use for floating around on my machine. It is
>> at best unnecessary and does nothing, at worst.. I don't know. I hope I
>> don't need to install GNOME to turn it off or something.. (gconf and
>> stuff).
> [...]
> If you don't want that tiny lib on your system, be my guest, recompile
> all your mediaplayers to get rid of all those optional codecs for media
> you don't use. Those are useless libs too, but somehow nobody complains
> about that.

We should not forget to mention all this plagued ati and intel mplayer 
users, who are beeing forced to carry the burden of having libvdpau on 
their systems! Have not heard so much complaing about that so far ...

Cheers, Ulf

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