[pulseaudio-discuss] a little suggestion: start/stop button in pa manager GUI

H.S. hs.samix at gmail.com
Sat Dec 27 11:46:31 PST 2008

Colin Guthrie wrote:
> 'Twas brillig, and H.S. at 27/12/08 00:17 did gyre and gimble:
>> Sending the streams of an application to a different sink seamlessly is
>> a heck of a job!
> What do you mean by this? Personally I find it quite easy with 
> pavucontrol, although it could use some UI love for sure.

Yes, I use that gui too, that is what I had in mind. I didn't know there
was any other method to accomplish this, though.

> This is just putting wallpaper over the cracks rather than underpinning 
> the subsidence! It would be much better to find out *why* you need to 
> restart pulseaudio and solve that problem instead.

For now it has been only in the instances where some applications do not
work properly with pulseaudio.

> Personally I don't have much problem and with 0.9.12+ pulse now 
> autospawns by default when it's needed so you shouldn't really have to 
> start pulseaudio at all...
> I doubt very much any modification along the lines you suggest would be 
> accepted upstream, but I could be wrong.

Yes, I understand. I guess the thesis is that such a start/stop or
restart control is not needed with the assumption being a user does
never need to use that feature. I am not sure the assumption is valid at
present; though I would love to proved wrong.

The other way is to look at this is that such a control might be useful
while the application is being developed and it some applications do not
work properly with it.

In any case, it was just a little feedback though I admit I might not
being seeing the opposing point of view (or I might just not being
seeing the problems such a control could create in the overall sound
system of a machine). If the said feature is not desired, it would be
helpful is somebody could explain why. Please keep in mind that this
feedback is strictly from a user's point of view.


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