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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by linux-it on Sun 10th Jul 2011 08:57 UTC
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ok first let's see the person itself. he's in the legue of Theo de Raadt, Dan Bernstein, Hans Reiser.
All those people who should be put in a small room and let them do whatever is needed to do on thecode. The communication should be done by people who are capable of doing so.

Secondly, while I understand that PA implementations may have surfaced problems inother code, this does not really mean that it's a free tocket to f--k up things and say that it's someone else's fault. And that exactly is the reason why such peole should shut up in public as it does create a lot of harm.

People disagreeing on it, should again read the previous posts about it.

I have used OSS from Hannu when ALSA didn't cut it. Always have seen hat his poduct worked better than ALSA and caused no problems at all.

Now, At some point ALSA was matue enough for my needs so left OSS for a while. And then PA came along.

Never ever I have seen such a piee of brokenness -- that is being defended by people who don't seem to care that stuff broke. Yes, progression is fine. Breaking things that for the most of people really works (the 99+%) is plain stupid and exactly describes how LP, HR, DB et al are -- a bunh of people who may be brilliant developers but also hampered with that one hig more developers in generally seem to miss -- teh ability to think outside their own small box.

Really that sucks. It also sucks that stuff broken. Luckily, Novell has systemd as a test available but keep init fo a while. They do understand that broken systems is not what people want.

And again, the video posted here above somewhere, exactly shows the way he is. And that really is a painful thing to see in he real world. I would definitely fire such a guy in my company of he would open his mouth with that kind o coments.

Edited 2011-07-10 08:58 UTC

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