Any news on skype+pulseaudio+intel_hda_realtek ?

Markus Hitter mah at
Tue Feb 10 16:30:10 UTC 2009

Am 10.02.2009 um 16:35 schrieb Scott James Remnant:

> On Tue, 2009-02-10 at 16:31 +0100, Markus Hitter wrote:
>> 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:
> As far as I'm aware, there aren't any distributions doing 6-monthly
> releases that deal with this challenge.

FreeBSD has two continuous streams of development: Current (bleeding  
edge) and Stable. Additionally, they provide bugfixes for at least  
one older release (similar to Ubuntu's LTS). Instead of stair- 
stepping from release to release, they improve things piece by piece  
and fork releases when it's convenient. Not exactly every six months,  
but similarly often:

This strategy is very convenient, as things never break down  
completely. You can always deal with single problems, while the  
remaining parts of the OS stay intact. No waiting for releases  
either, simply subscribe to one of the continuous streams. The  
backside is, you have to backport each new feature at least once.


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