Some questions that do 3d6 fire damage
Posted Aug 27, 2010 0:40 UTC (Fri) by sfeam
In reply to: Some questions that do 3d6 fire damage
Parent article: Systemd and Fedora 14
In my particular case, I believe I am barking up the right tree:-) The issues I have seen with PA do not involve problems with communication between PA and the hardware, they involve communication between PA and specific application programs (and/or several intervening layers like phonon or gstreamer). Earlier versions also had a recurring habit of chewing up gobs of CPU time for no apparent reason, but thankfully that seems to have been fixed.
I can comprehend the viewpoint that these (usually older) applications are obsolete and can be replaced by newer equivalents. But this is exactly the viewpoint that worries me, and I'm clearly not the only one. There had better be some compelling advantage to switching to a new component, be it PA or systemd, to justify the disadvantage of breaking the applications people are currently using. I hasten to add that I have no opinion on systemd yet, but certainly PA fails this test.
It's all very well to say that PA "does way more", but that "way more" is stuff that I never wanted in the first place. The capability of doing things I don't want does not compensate for doing a bad job at handling the things I use every day. I'll shut up now, because gripes about PulseAudio are relevant to systemd only to the extent they are examples of what can happen when the goals of the developer diverge from the goals of the end user.
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