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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He is hated by those who only play mp3's on 10 years old hardware/speakers, and by the BSD community with their archaic system.

Those who use Linux on modern systems and do more things actually appreciate Poettering's work.

...I also personally appreciate his efforts to throw linux downhill...

...the BSDs seem immune to FUD...

You are the one spreading FUD here with that nonsense.

He isn't throwing Linux downhill with pulseaudio (a sound server). In any case, he is developing for Linux, which is appreciated by many people.

Linux is evolving, BSD isn't. This simple fact seems to bother the BSD people, that Linux gets most of the attention of developers and BSD doesn't, now deal with it.

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