Pulseaudio being abandoned?

jack craig jackc at linuxlighthouse.com
Tue Jul 28 20:06:37 UTC 2009

On 07/28/2009 12:43 PM, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> F10: PA was nice. It worked well. Audio volume levels were consistent
> and correct. Audio output was acceptable and responsive.
> F11: System-wide volume levels are manipulated by Rhythmbox and Totem to
> random levels (mostly 100%) on start-up and you can change it by simply
> changing the volume inside of RB or Totem. Why was this change made? You
> might as well dump PA and go back to bare ALSA if this is the new
> standard. Playback can sometimes become jumpy on even the most power
> multi-core 64-bit 3ghz systems.
> The new gnome-volume-control prog (not applet) has some nice, random
> race conditions with PA. They'll compete for 100% CPU time and
> occasionally PA will shut down because of this.
> Yes, bugs[1] are filed. It seems Lennart is MIA? I haven't seen any PA
> updates in a while and bug reports are not being attended to.
> A bluez update the past few days just crapped on the, once, working A2DP
> support.
> [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=488532
i dont share that view. my PA problem was more complicated than simple 
volume levels.

despite the bug in the alsa driver, i was able to locate the PA gang and 
get guidance
from them to work around this defect. (lennart directed me to the 
#pulseaudio on freenode last night)

i also posted the event to the alsa developers list, but have had no 
reply or comment.

from my point of view, PA has a huge row to hoe, but they are doing a 
good job where its sorely needed.

have you looked at




i found it informative, fyi, ...

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