Disabling pulseaudio

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Wed Jul 17 11:48:05 UTC 2013

On 07/17/2013 01:23 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-07-17 at 11:37 +0200, David Henningsson wrote:
>> It's not always easy to know which problems are important
> Lennart Peottering blamed ALSA and the users and ignored all reports,
> but instead wrote ridiculing tracts. Pulseaudio became a hard dependency
> where a hard dependency isn't needed and this did break audio for many
> users.

I'll let that statement stand for you (as I wasn't that involved when 
all of that happened), but Lennart stopped working on PulseAudio more 
than three years ago. Since then, I and many others have fixed a lot of 
bugs, in both PulseAudio and ALSA.

It does not mean PulseAudio or ALSA is perfect, and that I agree with 
all design choices of that software. But at the moment, I think it's the 
best sound server out there for most mainstream use cases, which is why 
we have it enabled by default.

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

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