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Re: how is pulseaudio supposed to work?



On Sun, 2007-12-16 at 12:30 -0600, Callum Lerwick wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-12-16 at 09:46 -0700, Richi Plana wrote:
> > No, no, no.
> > 
> > First of all, ideally, any service should be started by the app that
> > actually needs it, either implicitly or automatically. You're right that
> > it's not the duty of the window manager to start a sound server like PA,
> > but I don't think the wm is what's starting it in this case.
> 
> Yes yes yes.
> 
> > I believe
> > it's the session manager, which makes sense because the session manager
> > is a part of a bigger app (the DE) that knows it will actually use the
> > sound server.
> 
> No no no. The Pulseaudio library should take care of starting the damn
> daemon. Like esd did.

And it was completely broken, because you had no idea what would be
starting it, or which environment it would end up with. It's disabled by
default, because it's broken.


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