Any news on skype+pulseaudio+intel_hda_realtek ?

Markus Hitter mah at
Tue Feb 10 15:31:13 UTC 2009

Am 10.02.2009 um 14:33 schrieb Scott James Remnant:

> On Sun, 2009-02-01 at 22:53 +0100, Martin Olsson wrote:
>> PS. I think Lennart is doing a _terrific_ job; I'm hoping Ubuntu  
>> technical
>> board understands the need to be careful about merging new stuff  
>> to avoid
>> regressions. This experience has been quiet painful for me and I  
>> suspect
>> there is other people still out there with PA related regressions.  
>> DS.
> It's not that simple, in fact I'd go as far to say that "we should  
> never
> adopt new things" is a very dangerous position to take.

Isn't this conclusion pretty much an overstatement? New things shall  
be adopted, of course.

Nevertheless, regressions are very painful. They actually stop people  
from adopting new technology, after all. For an example, I currently  
don't run 9.04 alpha because it (yet again) broke support for the  
monitor resolution I need. Because of this, I didn't even notice the  
new pulseaudio.

Undoubtly, efforts to avoid regressions are a very good thing. One  
possible solution is to offer the possibility to roll back to or keep  
the previous technology. Perhaps you want to have a look at other  
distros to get an idea on how they deal with this challenge:



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