Bug#753584: Should depend on mate-media-pulse | mate-media-gstreamer

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Fri Jul 4 16:32:20 UTC 2014

Hi Adrian,

On  Fr 04 Jul 2014 10:41:39 CEST, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:

> On 07/04/2014 10:19 AM, Mike Gabriel wrote:
>>> PulseAudio is everywhere now, and it's mature enough already to be used
>>> as the default backend.
>> doing something because everyone is doing it has not been a good reason
>> for acting in the past with several awful examples in human history.
> Eh, please keep that in philosophy class.
>> Can you provide a more technical reason? Why should we skip using the
>> gstreamer layer and directly communicate with pulseaudio? If I
>> understand the gstreamer design correctly, it ends up using pulse
>> underneath, anyway.
> I already explained that. Pulse Audio has become the de-facto standard
> audio server on Linux and MATE should therefore install it's PA
> backend by default.
> You also only get a fully working Pulse Audio volume control [1] in MATE
> when mate-media-pulse is installed.
> Adrian
>> [1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/VolumeControl#User_Experience

Can you please take care of these two *-pulse bugs, then?

I understand Stefano's disposition (on IRC) that gstreamer won't  
depend on another daemon and if you want a pulseaudio based system,  
you can switch later (after installation of the meta-package  

However, I also get the usability part, so I give way to this request.

Please take care of getting this change into unstable, please.


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