Re: Call for Foundation-supported Project Ideas

From: Pavel Timofeev <>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 20:00:53 UTC
вт, 23 нояб. 2021 г. в 15:41, Joseph Mingrone <>:

> 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
> and the Foundation's
> four main areas of focus in the 'Technology Roadmap' article at
> 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
> --
> 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
But it's rather a dirty workaround which is error prone.