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Re: Fedora too cutting edge?



On Fri, 2008-01-11 at 00:04 +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote: 
> On Thu, 10.01.08 09:59, Jonathan Dieter (jdieter gmail com) wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 01:49 +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > <snip>
> > > I don't think this BZ excerpt is any good as argument for your
> > > point. A big share of the bugs listed for PA are duplicates. BZ is
> > > very good for burying people in vast amount of emails due to new or
> > > updated bug reports. My main job is hacking on PA, not wading through
> > > BZ. Which is why I tend to ignore bugzilla as good as I can and clean
> > > it up only just before every release.
> > <snip>
> > 
> > I really appreciate what you do with pulseaudio, but I'm not quite sure
> > what to make of this comment.  What do you want us to do if we come
> > across a pulseaudio bug?
> 
> Report it via BZ or PA BTS! (Exactly like you did)
> 
> I ask everyone to be patient, though. I do fix look at those bug
> reports and fix them, but only shortly before the next release.

Ok, excellent.  That's all I wanted to know! 

> The point of my mail is just that statistics about the "buggyness" of
> software based on bugzilla data is bogus.

Fair enough.  And you did make a compelling argument. 

> > For example, when pulseaudio is running as a system-wide daemon, any
> > games using Alsa start to stutter after a few minutes.  In single-user
> > mode, they work perfectly.  I opened a bug for this a month ago
> > ( https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=417681 ), and I've not
> > gotten any response yet.  Now I realize this is probably a low-priority
> > for you, but I guess I was hoping for at least an ACK.
> 
> Uh, system-wide mode is not really supported anyway. On Fedora I chose
> to setup PA as a session service, and that's what is supported. But
> that's a different story. 

Yeah, I know it's not really supported, but for my situation (where I
don't want pulseaudio being shutdown on logout and I want all users to
be able to access it), it fits.

I expect that my bug will be at the bottom of the list, and that's not a
problem.  I'm just hoping it gets looked at sometime.

Jonathan

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