Debian audio integration

Sebastian Dröge slomo at
Thu Oct 15 13:40:59 UTC 2009

Am Donnerstag, den 15.10.2009, 15:33 +0200 schrieb Adrian Knoth:
> Hi!
> Is there a roadmap for audio on Debian systems? A whitepaper or at least
> some goals?
> Fedora has decided to make Pulseaudio the default audio API for all
> applications, and as far as I know, they have also completely ditched
> OSS (open sound system). One other major distro is going to follow, but
> this announce will still has to be made. ;) (rumors, evil rumors)
> Looks like Ubuntu also employs Pulseaudio. I'd suggest to follow this
> road, though I'm always open for suggestions.
> [...]
> The foremost question is: will PA be the default audio API on Debian?

it's more or less the default audio API for GNOME now and for everything
GStreamer related we (the GStreamer packaging team) made PA the default
since some time already because it improves the user experience in many
ways, especially for GNOME users if most sound-related GNOME
applications make PA the default anyway.
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