Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Dec 2013 18:06 UTC

"Joining the Linux Foundation is one of many ways Valve is investing in the advancement of Linux gaming," Mike Sartain, a key member of the Linux team at Valve said. "Through these efforts we hope to contribute tools for developers building new experiences on Linux, compel hardware manufacturers to prioritize support for Linux, and ultimately deliver an elegant and open platform for Linux users."

Mark my words: Valve will do for Linux gaming what Android did for Linux mobile. Much crow will be eaten by naysayers in a few years.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by woegjiub on Thu 5th Dec 2013 11:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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Pulse does have more momentum, and more features for end-users as opposed to pro-audio (it makes it so easy to set per-application sound/stream audio etc.)

That's the main reason I thought it would be better as a candidate for consuming the other; it doesn't really matter which does it, there simply needs to be an overhaul of the stack, wayland/systemd-style.

Out with the old, and in with something that has been designed for all modern use-cases, with the knowledge of how a modern stack should be.
The effort will be gargantuan, but most people seem to acknowledge it's necessary, even with the vast improvements that have been made over how things were even half a decade ago.

Edited 2013-12-05 11:34 UTC

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