nilshi wrote:I would port back... and add some ideas
... which the developer of the fork would port back, adding some of his own ideas, etc.
I consulted my Star Trek Geek Encyclopedia. If what you say is true, then we are already stuck in a "Time Distortion Feedback Loop". According to my projections, the rate of audio fork proliferations will increase until the following event occurs:
On September 11, 2021, Canonical will release its next version of Ubuntu ("Masturbating Monkey") containing Canonical's own always-buggy fork of PipeWire. Someone will run this version, and open an Ardour project. DragonFly reverb will suddenly produce a burst of noise so loud that it will render all of Earth's inhabitants deaf, thus rendering all music software useless.
In order to stop this chain of events, and break out of the distortion loop, we must do the following 2 things:
1) Immediately stop all forking of audio software. No, really. Stop. I said "Stop it, goddammit!"
2) Send someone back in time to kill Jaroslav Kysela before he has a chance to create ALSA, an audio API so convoluted and poorly documented, that it has prompted a record number of new "audio APIs" whose sole purpose is to give developers something besides ALSA's API.
This is humanity's last chance to fix the Linux sound support.