[PD] [PD-dev] audio apis

Charles Z Henry czhenry at gmail.com
Thu May 23 16:15:08 CEST 2013

On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 8:21 AM, Roman Haefeli <reduzent at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Die, 2013-05-21 at 12:47 +0200, Patrice Colet wrote:
> > > 7) Does anyone using GNU/Linux system want to use pulse-audio with
> > > Pd?  The main reason would be easy software mixing-- for example,
> > > you could watch a tutorial on youtube and get sound out of a running
> > > instance of Pd without doing any configuration whatsoever.  (At
> > > least that's what Pulse Audio claims-- I haven't used it so much.)
> > >
> >
> >  It's hard to stay polite about this, for me it has never worked
> > correctly,
> > the best way to have sound always going out from audiocard on
> > linux/ubuntu is about removing pulse-audio,
> > since ever, everytime.
> It's hard not to get political about this, but for me pulseaudio has
> always worked as expected and it basically freed me of hassling around
> with Linux audio issues. The only hassle about it are softwares like Pd
> that prevent it from working silently by not supporting it.

Most of the PA haters were born from using Fedora or Ubuntu between 2008
and 2011 (not exact dates).  Fedora and Ubuntu, as early adopters of about
every software package in development, routinely break some kind of
important system.  If you were using a sane distro during that time, you
probably barely noticed.  I did just enough PA hatin' to remember why.

I thought PA had an alsa plugin, so you wouldn't have to go through
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