Why pulse is not ready for prime time, and probably never will be.
A network capable sound daemon does not belong in the mass of machines that have sound cards. This just introduces bugs and eats memory and cpu.
A configured audio stations with Jack and ALSA outperform pulse in every instance.
Separate volume controls
No glitches in sound
Multiple apps recording and playing simultaneously
Plus Low latency!
Every now and then a bad idea like this gets more marketing than engineering.
Just look at mono. hmmm...
Mono gets you a job with microsoft.
Pulse gets you a job with redhat.
Now I understand why it was written.
Pulse programmers may be skilled but there's been many a skilled programmer that has written "great" code that causes more problems that it solves and like mono, encourages others to go down a bad path.
And if you take offense that I'm bashing pulse programmers, well I now have to spend a half hour or more every time I install Fedora, SUSE, Mandriva or Ubuntu to get decent sound working. That wasn't the case before pulse got shoved into the distros prematurely.