Re: GNOME 2.26 module inclusion discussion heats up

What really PA needs is some kind of "great switch" for
advanced/troubled users. I admit I wasn't found about PA in the past,
but now it works. Sure it has quirks but it is really nice feature to
"Free Desktop".

However, I think there should be some kind of checkbox or button in
Sound caplet which would give dialog where I can switch between
PA/JACK/Simple ALSA or whatever is needed. Then it would cover other
corner cases - where PA is still glitchy, or people who would like to
record something - like using JACK - but still doing it in GUI. And
yes, I am tired to kill PA processes when I have to run DVD on gxine
(waiting for gst DVD stuff to be completed) :)

Just few ideas,

2009/1/19 Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>:
> On Fri, 2009-01-16 at 10:55 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 8:27 AM, Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org> wrote:
>> > yeah, I agree with you, I think both should be the same (an applet or an
>> > icon), so since we already have the applet, I guess it would make sense
>> > to add code to the applet to hide itself and start the notification icon
>> > if PA is running, or something like that
>> But this is not a runtime decision. Either your distro is using
>> pulseaudio (and it should), then you always want the new icon,
>> or it isn't, and then you need something else. If you are using
>> pulseaudio, you don't want to have an invisible mixer applet on your
>> panel, eating resources and possibly causing other unwanted side
>> effects.
> you're right about the resources taken by the hidden applet, but as you
> see, Debian, openSUSE and Mandriva need ways to offer users a fallback,
> so we really need it. If there's a better solution than hiding the
> applet, let's use that, but can't think of a better (and quicker) way
> right now
> --
> Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>
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