PulseAudio and GNOME

I've spent the last couple of hours playing with PulseAudio. Wow. How is this not installed instead of ESD on Fedora and GNOME? This is a sound system done the right way. It's quick, I've not found a bug yet, and it JUST WORKS. It works on Windows, Linux and BSD and works with avahi for new network and HAL for hotplug local sound devices.

In my opinion, “rm -rf esound arts alsa-dmix” – GNOME guys, why is this not an external dependency of 2.17.x?

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

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  1. I've been playing with PulseAudio for some time, and found a couple of bugs: 1.- It doesn't works when suspend/resume, and you have to manually restart the daemon. It's already been reported to the project, but is's a low priority task. 2.- Doesn't work very well with Flash. There is a library for making it work, but the stability of the browser (in my case, firefox) is very weak. Sometimes, when watching videos from Youtube the browser just segfaults. Apart from this, it's a very good piece of software, but it's not ready for the masses yet.

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