I've been using Jitsi on Linux regularly for the past few month, with
PortAudio on my end and experienced regular issues (audio went dead
after a while, even had to reboot to make it work again).
Today I built PulseAudio in order to test it, and I had an audio
session of 4:40, longer than ever before, without issues.
So I wonder, what are the plans for audio on Linux?
PulseAudio is fairly common in the meanwhile but in my opinion it's not
the way to go. Since PulseAudio can act as a kitchen sink for alsa as
well, an alsa backend would cover more users than the PulseAudio
Do you plan to fix portaudio, or write a native alsa backend?
I'm not sure what benefit the native PulseAudio backend offers over an
alsa backend, maybe you can enlighten me on this.