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Re: Fedora 11 nerfed my mixer

On Thu, 2009-04-23 at 17:58 -0400, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
> He doesn't need to imply anything. Curseaudio is unbroken only in your
> system(s) and possibly in a countably many other people's.
> > Also, what's the point of listing closed bugs?
> >
> They are not all closed. There are many OPEN's as well as WONTFIX' and
> Please do lift this curse from Fedora. It is bad. It is broken to a
> great extent. I'm glad I got rid of it before it started damaging my
> hardware.
> Pretty please!

Orcan, I don't think this is very helpful.

I think many people have had similar experiences -- I actually disabled
PulseAudio completely in my own F-10 machines and especially my
father's, because audio was just too unreliable.

But Fedora is _supposed_ to be bleeding edge. It may have been a little
_too_ bleeding edge in that case, but it's also a lot better in F-11
than it used to be. A lot of work has gone into fixing the bugs, and
personally I'm determined to stick with it in F-11.

Amusingly, the first time I noticed PulseAudio actually 'doing its job'
and mixing multiple streams was completely counterproductive -- it was
when I was trying to give a presentation from OpenOffice, and because
the video was playing on both screens, so did the audio... slightly out
of sync with each other, giving me an echo :)

But still, I'm determined to stick with it. And I don't think that
attacking it on those grounds is particularly useful.

The issue which we _should_ address is how regressions are handled when
they're actually a _design_ issue in PulseAudio rather than simply a
bug. It's very disturbing that regressions are being marked as WONTFIX,
and I think we need to do better than that.

David Woodhouse                            Open Source Technology Centre
David Woodhouse intel com                              Intel Corporation

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