request for beta2 announcement input

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Sat Apr 17 22:05:05 UTC 2010

On Sat, 17 Apr 2010 23:35:27 +0300
Jarno Suni <jarno.ilari.suni at> wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 10:23 PM, Eero Tamminen <oak at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Saturday 17 April 2010, Jarno Suni wrote:
> >>> As for the audio issues, I can only say that for me, pulseaudio is a
> >>> tremendous improvement. I can finally use my sound! It works on all my
> >>> systems, and I can even get the music I listen to to play through it.
> >>
> >> What is so special in playing music through pulseaudio? I'd say that
> >> is basic work.
> >
> > Use Google.
> I do not understand what Charlie meant, but never mind. I can play
> music even without pulseaudio. I can even use a digital connection to
> amplifier.

What I meant is that I was NOT able to play all the music before
pulseaudio. That fact that you could did not really do any good for me.
I need pulseaudio, apparently, myself. That doesn't mean everyone does,
but it is now installed in Xubuntu by default, which until Lucid Lynx,
it was not.

> >> Someone told me that the current pulseaudio requires much more CPU
> >> power than alsa. Maybe that can be an issue to some users.
> >
> > By default Pulseaudio uses ALSA for the sound output.
> >
> > Additional features naturally need additional CPU.
> Well, it has happened that pulseaudio does something additional,
> supposedly useless:
> But it is marked as fixed, so hopefully in Lucid there is no such problem.
> Still, If I have understood right, low latency requested by some
> programs results in more CPU usage, when using pulseaudio.

Charlie Kravetz 
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