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



On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 6:39 AM, Nicolas Mailhot
<nicolas mailhot laposte net> wrote:
>
>
> Le Lun 15 septembre 2008 12:57, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski a écrit :
>>
>> On Monday, 15 September 2008 at 12:35, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>>> Le Sam 13 septembre 2008 00:59, Arthur Pemberton a écrit :
>>> > I'm confused. Is Fedora really going to remove non X consoles?
>>>
>>> Mid-term that wouln't be such a bad idea.
>>
>> One would have to say why it is a good idea in the first place.
>
> Simply put, non-X-console input is a mess (X input is a mess too but
> at least there are people trying to fix it), non-X-console font
> support has fossilized, and support for modern high resolution screens
> is severely lacking.
>
> The console has not evolved for a long time, while text requirements
> have gone up. At this point a dumbed down text-only X session is
> probably the only credible console future (or something that is not X
> at all but uses many libraries we associate with apps now).
>
> Non-X-console state is so bad nowadays I don't bother reporting bugs
> on it. Even if they are fixed they always reappear the next Fedora
> cycle. There is simply not enough console users and console
> developpers to do anything but life support anymore.
>
> And that's ok. Do remember that X was defined at a time hardware was
> vastly less powerful and core X is not wasteful at all. Compared to
> how the rest of the system has bloated, X is definitely lean and mean.


Leave non X consoles alone. Plain and simple. If you want to make it
better fine, if not leave it alone. I don't even think that this is up
for debate.

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