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Re: PulseAudio 8 packages being prepared for testing.


On 2016-01-05 00:22, Luke Yelavich wrote:
Hey folks.
I'm currently preparing PulseAudio 8 packages for upload to the Pulse testing PPA, for Xenial only, based on the work done in Debian already.

One quick question. Should we consider pursuing getting libsoxr into main? I'm of the opinion that its not worth it, given we already are satisfied with the resampling settings we currently use, and bringing yet another package into main for something not everyone will use also seems not worth it.

Feel free to convince me otherwise, and I'm happy to do the leg work for getting soxr into main.

Good question. In an ideal world, I'd like us to have speex only in the pulseaudio package, and then have libsamplerate, libsoxr and ffmpeg resamplers in a separate pulseaudio-extra-resamplers package. Unfortunately, PulseAudio does not currently support breaking out resamplers like that, so we can't really do that.

I'm sure there are people who want the soxr resampler, but there are also people who want to keep the USB disk images small. :-) Also the soxr resampler can't be used in very low latency ( < 20 ms) scenarios, so it's not a clear fit for PulseAudio anyhow.

To sum up, it's not a clear call for me either, but I think we can leave it out for now.

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.