Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jul 2011 17:36 UTC, submitted by vivainio
Linux Linux.FR has an interview with Lennart Poettering of PulseAudio and systemd fame (among others). Regarding PulseAudio: "I can understand why people were upset, but quite frankly we didn't really have another option than to push it into the distributions when we did. While PulseAudio certainly wasn't bug-free when the distributions picked it up the majority of issues were actually not in PulseAudio itself but simply in the audio drivers. PulseAudio's timer-based scheduling requires correct timing information supplied by the audio driver, and back then the drivers weren't really providing that. And that not because the drivers were really broken, but more because the hardware was, and the drivers just lacked the right set of work-arounds, quirks and fixes to compensate for it."
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RE[2]: Broken audio hardware
by phoenix on Thu 7th Jul 2011 20:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Broken audio hardware"
phoenix
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Ah, the hypocrisy. ;)

People defending PusleAudio because it "exposed bugs in the drivers" and was sorely needed to advance the Linux audio stack, yet lambasting KDE4 for doing the same to the graphics stack.

(Not saying you are doing that.)

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