[Bug 10495] Wine should support PulseAudio

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Thu Dec 29 15:44:34 CST 2011


--- Comment #341 from Maurizio Oliveri <6tsukiyami9 at gmail.com> 2011-12-29 15:44:34 CST ---
(In reply to comment #340)
> Fire up bugs please in case you've got problem after compiling and installing
> latest alsa-plugins from git. Whining is a cool thing but the only way to get
> bugs fixed is to fire up bugs and do anything you can to sort them out.
Sorry for the little rage in my last post, but so far it's been the only way to
get a decent reply from someone.

> You don't know what you're talking about. PA is a buggy thing, alsa pulse
> plugin is also a buggy thing, and even default ALSA's dmix+plug setup is a
> buggy thing. Wanna details? Monitor wine-bugs list for messages by Andrew Eikum
> and Jörg Höhle - they are working really hard to workaround all the bugs in
> ALSA+dmix+PA+Wine that had been reported so far.
I am (unluckly) well aware how buggy PA is. Point is, just look at the comments
of this bug report. Look at the answers we've been given, or even better, check
the wiki's sound page, or how many bugs have been filed for this kind of issue,
or take a look at the forum's sticky posts about sound issues. Once there was
even a lot of talk about a pulse driver after the new audio interface'd have
been completed, then silence. Now I'd just like to know Wine's developers'
official position about this issue, since so far I've only seen the kind of
answers that I've reported in my above post, and the sound's been like this
for... Mmmmh... I don't remember exactly, 6 months? I'd like to know what to
expect from the future, be it "we are working to make audio work better with
pulse through alsa", "we are working on a pulse driver" or "screw pulse, it
won't be supported anymore", because that "pulse is supported through alsa, but
you may aswell disable it since it doesn't work" thing is getting pretty old.
Really, I appreciate the dev's work on such a big and complicated project as
Wine is, but some news about this old (yet persistent) issue could help

> In case you wanna be 100% sure about compatibility - dual booting is a good
> choice. If you can handle some problems - Wine isn't a bag choice either.
Honestly, I can handle random crashes, loss of data, occasional lag, graphical
issues (I remember the old times when most games wouldn't even start with
Wine), but they all get fixed sooner or later... This issue, on the other hand,
has been carried around for quite a while..

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