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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We've come a long way - thanks devs :)
by rebel787 on Sat 9th Jul 2011 14:51 UTC
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I remember back in the day...early 2kish... I had to duel boot to Windows. Thing was, I could'nt play mp3's and mute the video(exercise vid) at the same time. Per app audio volume management was a TRFM thing.
Anyways ... I'm glad for the steady progress being made on all fronts. I usually wait 6 months or so before using this sort of stuff on my primary machines.
Using VM's also helps to scratch the "latest and greatest" itch ;)

go Lennart!!!!

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