Collabora Keeps Pushing PulseAudio For Android
Phoronix: Collabora Keeps Pushing PulseAudio For Android
Arun Raghavan while working for Collabora has made additional progress in his porting of the PulseAudio stack to Android. He has made progress in replacing Google's AudioFlinger audio subsystem with the once-controversial PulseAudio...
and this begs a question (or two).
are we heading to a unified stack for both android and the distros??
i mean the kernel unification is being worked, Pulse also and then Wayland.
and is google intrested on that or its just collabora having fun hacking stuff??
I for one as a user & programmer celebrate unification. This stops obsoleting awesome Linux software (yes there's a very long list), and stops obsoleting developer skills.
If Microsoft keeps marching with EFI to lock out Linux, we may just lose easy x86 installations. Lets go with Android-on-anything to run free software.
Here's where you should commit to embrace this.
Please, Google, jump in and help with this!
With free software, public demand and developer effort, the only acceptable answer is IT DOESN'T MATTER
Originally Posted by 89c51
The best technology will come forward and get integrated regardless of whether google wants it or not
This is why we have app stores and independent developers.
Honestly if google wants to get interested in the kinds of network connections made from your Android device, or how you can stream content into or out of it, you should tell them to sod off. It is your device.
REALLY think about it! If google said "we don't want pulseaudio running on android" WHAT DO YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN? A bunch of middle fingers would fly up and we would still have pulseaudio on android. That is Free Software.
Remember the Microsoft slogan is really "where do you want to be taken today?" as opposed to "where do you want to go". With open systems you can do it your way instead of how the vendor wants you to do it.
This question is really no different than asking "what does oracle care about android" The jury is literally out at the moment, but again the proper answer is "it doesn't matter what oracle thinks"
Last edited by frantaylor; 04-30-2012 at 06:06 PM.
of course you can do anything you want with open source but having google's deeeeeeeeeeeeeeep pockets to support this would benefit everything
hence my question about if google is interested.
This would be awesome. I see huge latencies (and cracks and pops) on my Android phone. Android phone DSPs really need top notch ALSA drivers, and then PulseAudio is the obvious choice.
I'd be more excited if it were JACK support, but that really is something Google would have to have a hand in, unless you'd like your JACK-dependent app to be useful only to those with custom ROMs.