[linux-audio-dev] FYI: GUADEC 2006 Sound BOF

Dave Robillard drobilla at connect.carleton.ca
Sat Jul 22 01:56:47 EDT 2006


On Fri, 2006-07-21 at 16:48 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-07-17 at 12:00 +0200, Jan Weil wrote:
> > Apparently, a Sound BOF took place at GUADEC 2006 
> > <http://guadec.org/GUADEC2006>. Slides that were presented: 
> > <http://etudiant.epita.fr/~lureau_m/GUADEC06-Audio-BOF/>
> > 
> > It seems that PulseAudio <http://pulseaudio.org/>, formerly known as 
> > Polypaudio, could be (is?) GNOME's new audio server of choice replacing esd.
> 
> Great.  One of the bullet points on the "Future directions" slide is
> "Professional audio?".  So it was not designed for professional use from
> the ground up.
> 
> If Apple can design a single sound system that's usable for desktop toys
> AND pro audio why can't we?

Because all the decrepit die-hard Unix people refuse to admit (or are
too audio-ignorant to know) that the good ol' blocking read/write model
that works so nicely for text is just plain crap for audio?

-DR-



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