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Re: Audio output from firefox

On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 10:00:09PM -0400, Ian D. Leroux wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 19, 2017, at 21:44, scole_mail wrote:
> > Here are some links claiming firefox is dropping alsa support for linux
> >
> >
> > so maybe pulseaudio is the way to go anyway.
> Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I've been able to
> determine the kerfuffle about firefox requiring pulseaudio is all about
> what is enabled in the stock binaries compiled and distributed by
> mozilla.  Since anyone using pkgsrc is (directly or indirectly) using
> binaries that were compiled independently of mozilla, that doesn't have
> any direct impact on us.  Of course, that still leaves two issues:
> - what the best default build options for pkgsrc might be (I have no
> opinion, since I compile my own packages anyway and can set non-default
> options if I wish).
> - whether alsa or oss support will bitrot in the long run if the
> community assumes that everyone uses pulseaudio.  Presumably that
> depends on those of us who care having enough time and energy to keep
> the non-pulseaudio backends working.

A pulseaudio shim might be the way to go. Pulseaudio and Systemd have 
the same daddy. Since FireFox is changing its plugin design aswell, it 
might be a better option updating whatever is needed in package source 
to supply audio to Webkit Browsers.

Seamonkey is a pretty good fork, I just don't think it has the 
reasources to fork that far away from FireFox (no pulseaudio 

The hard Rust dependancy in FireFox will be a greater turn of for me. 
But it was expected.
> To return to the OP's problem: is the pulseaudio daemon actually
> running?
> -- IDL

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