I found that Audacity would crash whenever the Playback Device in the Devices section of Preferences was set to “pulse” or “default”.
This can be fixed by launching Audacity like this:
Exec=env PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=100 audacity
I fixed it “permanently” by modifying my Audacity launcher file, which is in /usr/share/applications/audacity.desktop.
I changed the line starting “Exec=” to:
Exec=env PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=100 audacity %F
More info is on the Audacity forum.
My friend and I have launched a new podcast in which we discuss movies: The Good Robot Andys.
Further to Detecting whether an Android app is stopping (or starting), I implemented code to decide when you are leaving or entering my game Rabbit Escape.
The relevant class is called Lifecycle2SoundEvents. (Yes, it’s a terrible name. Yes, I spent a long time trying to name it, and this is the best I came up with.)
And the tests, which are in TestLifecycle2SoundEvents, look like this:
public void Press_the_home_button_api10_causes_pause()
Tester t = new Tester( activity1 );
t.in.onSaveInstanceState( activity1 );
t.in.onPause( activity1 );
t.in.onStop( activity1 );
// When we press home, we must at least pause (really we stop)
which I was reasonably pleased with, because they match my original blog post Order of Android Activity lifecycle events fairly well, without too much noise.
In which I argue that mocks are a code smell, and layers lead to increased coupling:
Mocks are Bad, Layers are Bad (in ACCU‘s Overload Journal issue 127)
I also suggest some ways to avoid both mocks and layers, including Classical TDD, Selfish Object, Refactor to Functional and, of course, the Unix Philosophy. I work through a code example to demonstrate some of these things.
I also suggest that frameworks and inheritance hierarchies are bad, but the title was getting too long already.
You can also get the PDF of Overload 127.
Ten years ago I predicted that 30% of corporate desktops would be Linux or similar open source desktops.
It’s very hard to find any accurate (or even confident) numbers, but it seems clear I was wrong.
This month, NetMarketShare puts Linux usage at 1.28%, and w3schools puts Linux usage at 5.2%.
I think companies almost certainly use Linux more than home consumers. Certainly, my own company has a very large section of its population using Linux – all users who have access to sensitive information are required to use it to increase security.
But, I would be very surprised if levels were at 30%.
Linux desktop usage does continue to creep upwards though, while everyone is distracted looking at phones and tablets. At some time there may be a tipping point.