Yea, pulseaudio sounds really good... on paper.
In a few years it might live up to the hype and be worth enabling.... by which time the next
new shiny 'break every audio app' hot must have thing will attract the ferrets at RH and we do
it all over again. We have suffered through OSS, ESD, ARTSd, ALSA and now Pulse has every
audio app crashing, requiring upgrades, etc. Bah.
We need to start a pool whether PulseAudio will reach 'most users leave it enabled' status
Really, it is a nice idea to have hotplugged USB speakers and stuff but until xine and mplayer
can actually playback video without crashing is it too much to ask to keep the bleeding edge
in rawhide one more major version? And no audio without a X session running? Showstopper as
far as I'm concerned.
I'm just thankful they haven't found JACK yet. ;)