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Re: Bug#908349: firefox-esr: no sound after upgrading from 52.9 to 60.2

tomas@tuxteam.de (2018-09-09):
> Personally, I couldn't care less: I consider my browser's inability
> to make sounds a welcome *feature*, so not having Pulse (which is my
> default) just naturally takes care of that.

Same for me. And apulse seems to work for me anyway.

> Given the amount of passive-aggressive juice flowing there (in both
> directions, mind you!), I guess it'll stay like that.
> Perhaps you could convince Mozilla if you're able to summon up
> enough devel power to take care of an alternative back-end (e.g.
> "naked" ALSA), but I guess it would have to be somewhat credible.

Or they could have used one of the front-end libraries, maybe libao. Or
chosen ALSA's libasound, because libasound can be routed to pulse

Obviously this was a political choice. Expect Gnome's WM to be mandatory

> Freedom sometimes sucks; the lack thereof always sucks :)

Hear, hear.


  Nicolas George

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