Pulseaudio on Maverick 10.10 (Daniel Chen)

Daniel Chen seven.steps at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 15:36:26 BST 2010

On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 8:27 AM, Craig Brashear <rcbpage621 at netscape.com> wrote:
> I am still not convinced that the timing of this swap to pulseaudio is
> in Kubuntus best interest. Due to the radical changes going on
> in the KDE upstream in their switch to a Qt base, and the changes
> going on the library structure, it makes bug
> chasing that much more difficult, akin to finding
> one individual bee in a swarm.

Eh, we've gone through this before with GNOME.  It's no worse or
better, just more of the same, although this time around it'll be less
of a hassle given there are three times as many people (i.e., 3)
working on its infrastructure in Ubuntu.

Also, there is no "right" time to introduce a fairly significant
infrastructure change.  On the other hand, we certainly don't want to
do so during an LTS.

> As iterated before, I have nothing against pulse, it works
> exceptionally well in GNOME, that is why they have a GNOME
> base for Ubuntustudio, not a Kubuntu studio.

No, that is not why we (yes, I was part of forming that derivative,
too, along with Xubuntu) chose to base Ubuntu Studio on GNOME.
Originally we debated (upon pulse's introduction into the desktop)
whether to try and remove the pulse dependency but ultimately decided
that we could document and use pasuspender for the cases that really
couldn't work alongside pulse.  The only reason there is no shipped
Kubuntu base for Studio is because no one has expressed interest *and*
stepped up to spin an image.


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