Highly visible bugs prior to 4.12 release

Guido Berhoerster gber at opensuse.org
Wed Feb 11 12:18:38 CET 2015

* Liviu Andronic <landronimirc at gmail.com> [2015-02-11 11:23]:
> Dear all,
> I would like to draw attention to yet another not critical (as per
> https://wiki.xfce.org/releng/4.12/roadmap/critical-bugs ), but still
> highly visible UI issue, namely:
> https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8583
> I suspect that virtually every user of Xfce 4.10 (at least a large
> share of Xfce users) is encountering this issue a couple of times per
> week, and for non-technical users this effectively means that "sound
> doesn't work in Xfce". For instance, see this recent and lengthy
> discussion when this very issue affected yet another confused user:
> http://xfce.10915.n7.nabble.com/Problem-with-Sound-settings-td45048.html
> IMO it would be a good idea to try to tackle this bug prior to a major release.

That's one of (many) bugs in the gstreamer pulseaudio backend,
you can't really use xfce4-mixer when pulseaudio is running,
there are many more things broken.
If somebody wants to improve the situation here, then please help
Andrzej to finish his pulseaudio panel plugin that he linked in
the above thread[*] because most distros will likely drop
xfce4-mixer anyway in the near future together with the
deprecated gstreamer 0.10.

[*] https://github.com/andrzej-r/xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin
Guido Berhoerster

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