Re: Call for Foundation-supported Project Ideas
- In reply to: Joseph Mingrone : "Call for Foundation-supported Project Ideas"
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Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 20:00:53 UTC
вт, 23 нояб. 2021 г. в 15:41, Joseph Mingrone <email@example.com>: > Hello FreeBSD community, > > The Foundation is seeking suggestions for new projects to support. What > gaps in the Project are not being addressed by the broader community? > > You can read about past Foundation-supported projects at > https://freebsdfoundation.org/our-work/projects/ and the Foundation's > four main areas of focus in the 'Technology Roadmap' article at > https://freebsdfoundation.org/blog/technology-roadmap/. > > Right now we are gathering ideas. We will send out a call for project > grant proposals soon. If you prefer to send your project ideas directly > to the Foundation, we will be monitoring responses at > firstname.lastname@example.org. > > -- > Joe (with Foundation hat on) > > I saw that desktop is kind of a priority for FreeBSD now. My idea is to fix pcm/sound to play nice with dynamically appearing and disappearing audio devices. Right now it's a pain if you have a laptop and an usb headset. Once the usb headset device is attached and chosen, then if WM is started you can't detach the headset. Otherwise it will make your system a brick spitting "Waiting for sound application to exit!" messages. This is a problem not only for people using usb headsets, but also those who have a dock station which may have HDMI ports as it registers them as audio devices. You can't even easily send your laptop to sleep with this bug. I know, there are workarounds, like this one https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/forcing-off-the-computer-endlessly-waiting-for-sound-application-to-exit-at-sleep-suspend-time.80412/ But it's rather a dirty workaround which is error prone.