[pulseaudio-discuss] Master is frozen
tanu.kaskinen at linux.intel.com
Mon Dec 1 05:37:59 PST 2014
On Fri, 2014-11-14 at 11:48 +0500, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> 14.11.2014 11:07, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> > Hello,
> > As promised, master is now frozen. Please do not push anything other
> > than essential fixes. I'd like to have some stability testing of HSP
> > before rolling 6.0 RC1. Any help here is appreciated.
> I would like to bring up again the topic of module-equalizer-sink.
> A bit more than half a year ago, I proposed to remove it, because of
> really really really broken DSP. See my criticisms here:
> None of them were addressed since then. However, my viewpoint has also
> Earlier, I proposed to suggest module-ladspa-sink + mbeq from
> swh-plugins + veromix as a replacement. However, upon inspection
> prompted on IRC by a user who tried to test it, it was found out that
> mbeq is also buggy. It has wrong gain under the default settings, and
> also doesn't try to ensure that the impulse response of the equalizer is
> short enough to fit in the difference between the FFT size and the
> window size. This leads to irregular artifacts with some players e.g. if
> the lowest frequency slider is not set at nearly the same position as
> the next one. Additionally, veromix is unmaintained. So, there is
> currently no solution to the "system-wide equalizer" problem in linux.
> I understand that Tanu has resistance to removing features without
> replacement. Therefore, I don't propose removal (even though I should,
> because there cannot be any real users of this broken "feature",
Last time we discussed this, the module's original author said that he
uses the module all the time, so there's at least one real user, and I
wouldn't be surprised if there are more.
> What I propose is to add a notice to the ./configure output in
> order to nag distributors who create false hope in users by including
> this broken module, and create a warning on module load.
I'm fine with adding warnings. Patches welcome!
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