Re: Pulseaudio

On Mon, 2007-10-08 at 23:55 +0200, Sven Neumann wrote:
> Hi,
> is a sound server such as esd or pulseaudio still needed at all? As far
> as I understand, ALSA allows access from multiple applications. It
> supports hardware mixing and provides dmix as a fallback on systems
> where hardware mixing is not available. For the casual user, this should
> be sufficient. Or is it not?

It doesn't allow for samples caching which would be needed if we want
decent sound effects for games, or clicks in the UI.

Also, esound's API is in the platform, and Pulseaudio has run-time
compatibility for those programs that still use it (that's all our
games, and applications above libgnomeui).

Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> 

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