What the hell starts pulseaudio?!

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at sohara.org
Thu Jul 15 10:25:56 UTC 2021

On Thu, 15 Jul 2021 10:04:18 +0000 (UTC)
Roderick <hruodr at gmail.com> wrote:

> In my opinion it is clear that the problem is firefox. Trying to
> solve it tricking the system is the false way.

	Not quite, the 'problem' is that the firefox package is built with
pulesaudio support which by default starts the pulseaudio daemon
automatically. You can build it without and the problem will go away for

> I ask me how difficult could be to write something lightweight, but
> fully compatible with chrome and mantain it compatible. The similar
> question with firefox. Perhaps something scriptable. It seems that
> most of the browser is the render engine.

	There have been a number of attempts none of them successful, that
problem is hard.

> But we have the same problem with a much simpler technic: email.
> The only lightweight mail client I know that is usable for
> actual demand is: alpine. It is developed and mantained by only
> one person.

	Sylpheed works fine - it has failed to annoy me for many many years

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>

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