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  • #91
    Originally posted by sabriah View Post
    Tell the Debian developers this.

    I guess some automated install of missing -dev files may fix it.

    But it is also a matter of size for a default installation.

    du -h /usr/include
    372M /usr/include

    and I have a lot of packages installed. Kernel sources are bigger.

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    • #92
      Originally posted by deanjo View Post
      Exact opposite here and for many many many many others. KDE works flawlessly here when pulse is disabled.
      If your sound card happens to have a hardware mixer that is supported by the ALSA driver, then I agree. Unfortunately, there are many(*10) people using onboard HDA audio and other devices where software mixing is required.

      As far as the sound quality goes gotta call pure placebo on that one as pulse still throws it's [sic] stream through alsa in the end and I find it extremely hard to believe that adding yet another layer lowers CPU usage ( as you claim it does ).
      I "gotta" call pure bullsh!t on that. Pulseaudio doesn't add a layer to ALSA. Rather, it replaces ALSA's software mixer ("dmix"), and it does a much better job than dmix if you RTFM and configure pulse for the best sound quality mixing.

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      • #93
        hardware mixing /thread

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        • #94
          Originally posted by kayosii
          I am not sure who has the disconnect with reality here. A
          project offering a svn repository but not binaries is very clearly
          signalling that - "Our project is not yet ready for end users. But if you
          are really keen and might want to help out with development you can get
          the code here". Setting the bar high weeds out people who are likely to
          want to help and contribute to people who will not. Svn etc are important
          because you want people to have very quick turn around time for fixing
          issues. The area where this falls down is when the project has a
          significant number of non technical contributors In which case you may
          wish to set up some sort of nightly build service.
          I understand what you are saying (hey, isn't that good?). Still, it seemed
          to me that dfblogic was upset about what he perceives to be an extra
          hurdle for end users to try the project he is involved in. If, as you
          argue, not offering compiled code has a strategic purpose that responds to
          the needs of the project in its early stages, then I don't understand what
          the beef is with the development libraries. On the one hand, anybody who
          knows how to use the terminal to retrieve code and build it is more than
          able to understand trivial compilation errors and fetch the missing
          packages. On the other, if the objective were to have this small group of
          active, knowledgeable users with the ability to report meaningful bug
          reports, again it makes little sense to lament about the
          little extra difficulty in compiling the code due to the lack of -dev
          packages on a Ubuntu default install: it's not like otherwise the millions
          of Ubuntu users would then install en masse this game and start testing
          it.

          So in general, I don't think that limiting the distribution of a project
          to its source code is a good idea under almost any circumstances.
          Specially if said project is a game, where it's not just coding what you
          need but also, if not more importantly, textures, models, maps, a nice
          GUI, music, sound effects and what not. All this stuff is not done, or
          shouldn't have to be done, by the people who hack in the code. For
          instance, you will probably count with a couple of guys who are reasonably
          good at mapping but know nothing about how the engine works (why should
          they?). My point is that as soon as you have something that works you
          should put it out there and make it as easy as possible for people to try
          and get involved. Basically, lower the bar for people who may contribute
          in non technical aspects like art work or even just jump in to let you
          know the game crashes when you get the railgun on stage 68. Makes sense to
          me.

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          • #95
            Pulseaudio and the fact that it's so heavily intertwined in everything that it's a pain to remove.
            Font rendering, not easy to change back to the way I like it. (I know I'm in a minority here though, but it'd be nice if they provided unpatched font packages)
            Unity (not a huge deal since I run KDE normally anyway, but bleh)
            General dumbing down process it seems to be going through, removing good apps and replacing them with crippled ones that don't have as many features or are buggy.
            Pretty sure there was some other stuff too, not sure what right now though.

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            • #96
              it is a lot of hard work to offer pre-compiled binaries.

              ./configure&&make&&make install

              is easy if the headers are installed.

              Not installing headers is just idiotic. There is no downside installing headers and no upside not doing it.

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              • #97
                Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
                I laughed, see Linux has over 9000 'sorts of linuxes' all compiled with 'various versions of various compilers' using 'various ABI's' and all are incompatible with one another.
                Focus on one or few distributions and problems are gone. Why the hell I have to have dozens of visual basic and .net versions installed on windows to run some games and apps? On Linux I've got repo and there are no different versions or duplicates installed. Btw. could someone explain why I can't run some games on windows after upgrade to sp3? It's a pain.

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                  How is this different from open source applications that are not supported and never have bugs fixed?

                  When an application dies and doesn't get support, you switch to another one. And it doesn't matter if it's an open source one or not.
                  The difference is anecdotical.
                  In open source you can fix it, but then you don't want.
                  In closed source even if you want to fix it, you can't.

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                    I don't have to rethink at all. Not every application out there relies on ms libraries believe it or not. And libraries are never outdated if they still serve the function.
                    You claim windows has applications that access hardware directly via own drivers, bypassing the ring0, kernel, drivers(bringing their own) and nt6.1 actually uses windows 16 bit core? Great! Tell that wine developers!

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                    • Originally posted by kraftman View Post
                      Focus on one or few distributions and problems are gone. Why the hell I have to have dozens of visual basic and .net versions installed on windows to run some games and apps? On Linux I've got repo and there are no different versions or duplicates installed.
                      You dont have to focus on distributions. In fact this is very wrong.
                      You should focus on versions. On making your application work on many stable releases(where it makes sense).
                      Distributions, from programmer point of view, are nothing but curtain composition of software for specific purpose. You don't have to hunt the purpose, you should hunt bugs on that software, and diversity pushes way more bugs out of the source in the end.

                      Originally posted by kraftman View Post
                      Btw. could someone explain why I can't run some games on windows after upgrade to sp3? It's a pain.
                      According to deanjo, you are lying :P

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