State of cleanup-audio-jumble

Joshua A. Andler joshua at
Thu Nov 1 18:29:01 UTC 2007

Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hi all,
> Alexandre Franke [2007-07-23 15:15 +0200]:
>> There is a spec [1] that was announced to be implemented for Feisty.
>> The goal of this spec is to "fix the Linux audio mess once and for
>> all". The spec mainly consists in getting rid of esd and use
>> pulseaudio instead. As far as I can see, esd is still used in Feisty
>> and I wonder if someone still cares about it. Moreover pulseaudio
>> seems to be a proposed feature for Fedora 8 [2]. Is there any plan to
>> have this in Gutsy? In Gutsy+1?
> In Gutsy we just managed to not install esound by default, to get rid
> of its nastinesses.
> For Hardy, using pulseaudio by default is on the plan at least at the
> moment. If the two major blockers are sorted out (never releasing the
> soundcard and multiuser compatibility), then I don't see a major
> obstacle. I recently talked to Lennart (upstream) and he told me that
> those problems were fixed.

PulseAudio 0.9.7 was released 2 days ago. In talking to the developers
yesterday via IRC, they've got both of the above issues fixed in that
release. :)

I'm running 0.9.6 on my own system, and can't wait for 0.9.7 to hit the
Hardy repos.


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