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Re: Pulseaudio : lots of issues, how can I help?



On Mon, 2008-09-15 at 16:22 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:

> Text support is hard. Text support requires ongoing maintenance (even
> at iso-functionnality). Our GUI environment has gotten good enough
> people that used to do console maintenance have less and less
> incentive to do so,
Rubbish - You are comparing apples and oranges.

Using consoles has completely different use-cases than desktops. This
thought might be incomprehensible news to kids who grew up with Windows,
but ... 

>  and as a result the console is slowly rotting
> (ascii-only text + qwerty is easier and not exhibiting a lot of rot so
> far, but that's only a question of time). Even hardcore kernel devs
> will tell you to just use and xterm instead of bothering with console
> problems nowadays.
Of cause it's more convenient to use an xterm than a console. But this
already had been the case 20 years ago - it doesn't invalidate reasons
for using consoles.

Ralf



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