PulseAudio 6.0 Gains Systemd Socket Activation Support, BlueZ 5 Features

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 12 February 2015 at 08:25 PM EST. 72 Comments
Nearly one year after the release of PulseAudio 5.0, the release of PulseAudio 6.0 is finally here with many changes.

While PulseAudio 6.0 looked like it was "coming" back in November, today it's finally been officially released. PulseAudio 6.0 contains BlueZ 5 features of native HSP Headset support and HFP Hands-Free Profile support via oFono. PulseAudio 6.0 also features systemd socket activation support, better support for multi-channel and 2.1 profiles, remap optimizations, many minor optimizationss, and bug-fixes.

More details on PulseAudio 6.0 are available from the FreeDesktop.org project site.
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