Desktop environments

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Fri Jan 11 13:18:05 UTC 2019

I thought gnome required pulseaudio or it wouldn't run. Stuff like gstreamer and all the major media players eem to want to pull it in.

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From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
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Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:04:44 +0000
Subject: Re: Desktop environments

> Good to know there are some workarounds for the issues with Pulseaudio.
> Still, I'm quite happy without those 200+ megabytes of bloat and will
> be sticking to my strategy of purging Pulseaudio from any system that
> installs it by default until given a reason to actually keep it. Then
> again, I'm not sure I've ever heard even a sighted user say anything
> good about pulseaudio and I'm not even sure what issue with the
> lighter, more mature sound system options its supposed to address.
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