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Considering ConsoleKit and GSettings/DConf

From: Hynek Hanke
Subject: Considering ConsoleKit and GSettings/DConf
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 11:16:18 +0200

On 11.8.2010 18:13, Halim Sahin wrote:
> If this happens, will speechd only suspend or exit completely.

I think it should leave the connection open and process
incomming commands, but not send anything on the
synthesizers. It should also detach from those audio devices,
where it would otherwise mean it's blocking them.
With Pulse Audio, detaching when in inactive session is not

>> so important, but with ALSA and other audio output methods,
>> it's crucial since we block everyone else.
> Yes this is correct because the _mainstream_ soundserver uses the
> hardware directly and doesn't communicate over alsa's dmix
> infrastructure.
> If someone would add this options to the distros main soundconfiguraton,

The reason why PulseAudio can't go through dmix is technical.
It couldn't get the timing right, and it does the job better than dmix.
At least the algorithm is better, I have my doubts about the current
implementation :)

Best regards,
Hynek Hanke

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