[ANNOUNCE] New Mixer Handling in PA 0.9.16/F12

Michal Schmidt mschmidt at redhat.com
Thu Jul 30 14:01:26 UTC 2009

Dne Wed, 29 Jul 2009 16:35:54 -0400 Dr. Diesel napsal(a):
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 9:24 AM, Lennart Poettering
> > On Wed, 29.07.09 06:48, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > > Any developer who claims "always use software mixing" or "always
> > > use hardware mixing" is a young, inexperienced fool.  There are
> > > valid situations for both choices.
> >
> > Hear hear, Mr. Garzik is the the old experienced wise man of audio,
> > who knows so much more about audio than any of the audio guys at
> > Microsoft or Apple.
> >
> > Happy to take patches.
> >
> > Lennart
> >
> Here is a patch, 2 weeks old.
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461546

I took a look at the bug and also at the related upstream Trac ticket

A few observations:
- The patch has nothing to do with {soft,hard}ware mixing. It's about
  system-wide mode of PA.

- The patch may be 2 weeks old, but there was active discussion
  about it just 2 days ago.

- It's funny how in the BZ the proponent of the patch first accused
  Lennart of "Dreppering" the bug and then he himself needlessly
  insulted Lubomir Rintel who had reviewed the patch.

- In the upstream ticket the patch proponent uses undiplomatic innuendo
  in most comments and stubbornly demands his patch to be accepted
  even though it is seen as a kludge by both Lennart and Colin and
  Lennart gives a hint how it should be solved in a better way.

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