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[2]: Comment by shmerl
by woegjiub on Wed 4th Dec 2013 21:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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The Linux folks *are* in agreement, if you just ignore one company - Canonical.

X is to be succeeded by Wayland, due to inherent flaws.

SystemD modernises system administration and maintains modularity.

The main thing needed now is for Pulse to be able to usurp the use-cases of JACK and Pulse-less ALSA.

The one thing Canonical are doing right is switching to Qt5 with QML, but GTK3 isn't that bad, and it's not too different to MS's plethora of GUI options.

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by vicdavery on Thu 5th Dec 2013 08:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
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Overall I do agree that the Linux audio stack is a mess, and embarrassing after all this time.

However, I would much rather see Pulse disappear to be replaced by JACK.
Pulse has caused nothing but problems since day 1. In my opinion JACK is far superior not just for latency but also flexibility.
I can't ever see Pulse being able to cover the low-latency area and supporting the Pro-Audio segment.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by woegjiub on Thu 5th Dec 2013 11:32 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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