What I find most disturbing about this is the idea of Ubuntu trying to tie Valve to an Ubuntu only service, which understandably will not be adopted by many other major distributions.Valve possibly launching Jockey / Ubuntu Software Center directly when needed for prompting users to install the binary graphics drivers when needed for a game instead of using the slower, less-featureful, and buggy open-source graphics drivers.
Last edited by tweak42; 10-30-2012 at 05:10 PM.
Last edited by tweak42; 10-30-2012 at 07:17 PM.
GL 2.x (es) will be a reccomendation. Games that need features available in GL 3 or 4 will use those versions (or GL2 and the relevant extensions).
PA is optimised for power usage rather than low latency, 20ms is concidered acceptable limit for pro audio production, Ideally I would like to see pulse below that. (is this with or without using pulse with realtime capabilities).
I don't think it's any great secret that Valve is targetting Ubuntu specifically rather than Linux in general. I personally think this is a sensible approach at least initially. It can't be that hard to package the library versions needed by steam needs in other distros.
Last edited by kayosiii; 10-30-2012 at 08:52 PM.
Usually the libs are not the problem, but when they use something newer as u 11.10 then binaries will not work on Debian wheezy. Basically some Linux devs at Valve should know how to work around that, lets see if they did or not.
so far I hear they use libappindicator.so which I think is fairly Ubuntu specific.