[pulseaudio-discuss] PulseAudio Mini-Conference: Call for topics

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Wed Oct 31 04:17:59 PDT 2012

2012-10-30 18:58, Colin Guthrie skrev:
> 'Twas brillig, and Arun Raghavan at 29/10/12 05:13 did gyre and gimble:
>> On Wed, 2012-09-19 at 16:03 +0200, David Henningsson wrote:
>>> Ok, I'll start with some topics I would like to have discussed and/or
>>> decided upon at our conference.
>> David and Tanu have covered most of what I had in mind, but there's a
>> couple more from me:
>>    * User experience
>> We've come a long way from in terms of being invisible to users (as we
>> should be), but I still see a large number of people facing
>> difficulties, often in "standard bugs". This includes programs grabbing
>> the ALSA device, tsched=0 fixes, port switching, running mpd, and
>> probably others that I can't remember.
>> What I'd like to discuss is ways for us to deal with these sort of
>> problems and help solve them quickly. My current thinking is some sort
>> of program/script to help people quickly pin point problems and find
>> solutions. This is really matter of automating the standard diagnostics
>> we ask for on IRC, and documenting the standard solutions. (David
>> pointed me to Ubuntu's diagnostic tool, which is a good starting point)
>> Perhaps others have better ideas to deal with this.
>>    * Testing
>> I would like to see us adding more tests -- the amount of code/features
>> that we add is much much larger that corresponding tests. Part of the
>> problem is that there is still missing infrastructure to make this easy
>> enough (we don't have an automated way to test that playback actually
>> works, for example). Deng's work during the GSoC should make a lot of
>> things a lot easier, so this would likely just be a small discussion
>> about what kind of extensions we need, and maybe finding some way to tie
>> that up into a CI system if possible.
>> Cheers, and looking forward to seeing you there this week!
> I had a few discussion points noted down in a file I've been keeping for
> the last few weeks:

I'm trying to refit the schedule with the topics from you and Arun, but 
I'm wondering if you could elaborate a little on the ones below I've 
marked "new", and if possible an estimation of how much time it would 
need? Thanks!

>   * System-Wide audio support (Tanu already mentioned)
Covered in existing topic (Combining system-wide and per-user modes)
>   * Unified ALSA config xdistro
>   * Base Volume options
>   * Priority Lists
Covered in existing topic (Routing priority list infrastructure)
>   * Flash (specifically Recording)
>   * 2.1 Profiles
Covered in exisiting topic (Surround sound)
> Trivial:
>   * Remove HAL?, Planning for a major bump?
>   * Disable esound by default


David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

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