Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th May 2010 18:05 UTC, submitted by MeeAlreadyGone
Linux "Today we are announcing the project release of MeeGo v1.0. This release provides developers with a stable core foundation for application development and a rich user experience for Netbooks. The MeeGo Netbook user experience is the first to appear, with the development of the MeeGo Handset user experience moving to the open in June."
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RE[5]: Yet another linux distro...
by josi on Wed 26th May 2010 22:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Yet another linux distro..."
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Pulseaudio is essential for those who want a future where linux -- as windows and osx -- have a sound system which just work without hassle.

On my hardware it's impossible to adjust the volume only using alsa. (HDMI sound).

I use, skype, I have usb headset, I listen to music and sometimes visit web sites that have flash videos with sound. Using all this in an accpetable way involve having a system like pulseaudio.

PS. I'm not implying pulseaudio is flawless, just pointing out that it's the right way forward. At least for me, it's a great leap forward.

Edited 2010-05-26 22:27 UTC

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Neolander Member since:

Well, you make a point, but it does not excuse introduction of a half-baked soft in all linux distros. A simple ALSA patch should do the trick. And if pulse is really needed (which I heavily doubt), then it should be stabilized before introduction.

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Rahul Member since:

Stabilization without introduction is idealistic but not practical with the current model. Things that work well in a test environment even with a large QA team would have problems in the real world due to the enormous amount of variations in hardware for something as fundamental as a sound system. It is impossible that progress in such cases will be linear.

Every single change in potentially disruptive and free software development is based on rapid releases and quick iterations to gain maturity over time. That doesn't mean that things cannot be improved. For ex: more test cases can help.

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