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Re: how is pulseaudio supposed to work?

On Sat, 22.12.07 14:04, Les Mikesell (lesmikesell gmail com) wrote:

>> Terrible.  I really can't understand how anyone would want
>> the default behavior to be different.
>> When some users might want audio from one user to keep playing as logged
>> into another user, it sounds like they have to do some manual tweaks.
>> No big deal.
> I can understand a system that has barely outgrown single-user concepts or 
> something designed as a toy for kids that don't know enough to clean up 
> after themselves making abrupt decisions based on guesswork about what you 
> might sometimes want.  I don't understand it as default behavior for a 
> system that is otherwise elegant in multi-user, multi-tasking operation and 
> doing what you tell it to do.  If I want it to to stop playing music that 
> I've started, I'll tell it to, thank you.

Could we please just stop this ever-repeating discussion?

I already wrote multiple times that I am aware that some people would
like the music to continue to play while you switch sessions. And I
also wrote multiple times that I will eventually add support for that,
but it is not high-priority for me. 

I do believe that exclusive acccess to the audio devices should be our
focus for now. (And I am not the only one thinking that)

So, that is as good as it gets for now.

If you are not happy with my choice of priorities, then feel free to
contribute, I am happy to merge all (good quality) patches. This is
Free Software after all, it's all about scratching your itches!

Also, if multi-user Fedora behaves this way or that way by default --
how many people do you think will even notice? You're making way to
much fuss about this minor aspect of f-u-s.

Please let's stay focused and spend more time on actually hacking
instead of reading and replying to multi-week-long flamewars!

Thank you very much,


Lennart Poettering                        Red Hat, Inc.
lennart [at] poettering [dot] net         ICQ# 11060553
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