I would like to know if there are plans to replace PulseAudio with Pipewire in Manjaro in the near future, or to make Pipewire the default? As far as I have seen, Pipewire is already installed by default in other Arch-based distributions like Garuda Linux. I’m particularly interested in the question because of the support for the mSBC codec in HFP mode on Bluetooth headsets.
PulseAudio is supposed to be able to handle this from version 15.0, but it is not yet clear when this will be released. Overall, I have the impression that the development of PulseAudio seems to be more or less asleep, at least it is quite slow.
Also, other distributions like Fedora already use Pipewire by default, and it seems to work quite well from what I heard…
I would also like to know how I can use a Sony Bluetooth headset that supports mSBC with Pipewire under Manjaro without disturbing noises or such, for Zoom conferencing, Skype calls etc. I don’t want to change the distribution (and certainly not move away from Arch base), nor do I want to have to use Windows after I was happy to kick it into the garbage can.
If necessary, I will open another thread in the support area for that.