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Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Tue Oct 20 14:00:00 PDT 2009

Please fix you're broken lineends.

'Twas brillig, and Markus Rechberger at 20/10/09 21:03 did gyre and gimble:
> I'm also using pulseaudio for one of my product actually (just because
> the devices we ship have
> to work without altering the installed system).

As I've explained on numerous occasions, that's a flawed argument. You 
were hell bent on insisting that even if there is a clear bug in an 
installed system, *you* have to work around that bug rather than getting 
the distro in question to fix the bug at root and issue an update.

While it's a laudable aim to make things work out of the box, it's 
totally unrealistic to work around things in the way you suggested.

I spent numerous hours supporting you and yet all you did was complain, 
never gave any example code that exhibited crashes or segfaults, did not 
provide any backtraces or other debug information, despite repeated 
requests. Due to this, all we have is "your word" that this is going on, 
but no way to verify, and more importantly fix, any problems that really 
do exist. Until you provide this information, all of your claims are 
completely baseless.

You've also fallen into the classic trap because you used a single 
distro with a known poor implementation of a pulse-based audio stack and 
yet you projected all your problems on to pulseaudio itself. You've only 
reinforced that with what you wrote in this mail.

In addition the classic, "I don't use the network therefore pulseaudio 
is useless" argument is also completely baseless. This is such a tiny 
part of what PA is all about and to use it as an argument just 
highlights the lack of understanding.



Colin Guthrie

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