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]: Also, why?
by cmchittom on Fri 8th Jul 2011 02:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Also, why?"
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I can't stand Linux users sometimes, all they do is complain when someone actually wants to improve the system. It's getting annoying and old.

So to answer your question of "Why": It's because people have different needs than you have, and they have the right to move the system forward. Quit being so bitchy and selfish, if you don't like progress go use Windows 95.

A. Grow up.
B. It's not about not wanting things to improve. It's about replacing a working system—albeit one that doesn't do everything—with one that was in many cases broken, and then telling everybody it was The Right Thing To Do. I've got no objection to improvements, but they shouldn't ever be the default until they by God work.

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