PulseAudio 6.0 Is Coming & Other Linux Audio Plans For The Future
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 11 November 2014 at 03:50 PM EST. Add A Comment
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Last month during the Linux Foundation events in Düsseldorf, Germany was also a PulseAudio Mini Summit where the developers behind the once controversial Linux sound system had plotted some of their plans for the future.

Plans were shared for releasing PulseAudio 6.0 once the HSP support landed -- as reported earlier on Phoronix, it did, for Bluetooth HSP profile support. So we can expect to see the PulseAudio 6.0 release not too far out.

Other future plans expressed include looking at a shared ring-buffer channel for communication between PulseAudio clients and server to improve performance, a generic routing framework for PulseAudio, support for a possible Hi-Fi mode, the KDBUS and Memfd kernel features might be explored in the future for PulseAudio transport, and numerous other items discussed.

Linux audiophiles wishing to learn more can read Arun Raghavan's blog with his just-published notes from the PulseAudio Mini Summit.


Linux audiophiles would also be interested in Goldmund's media room.

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