[linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion

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Date: Sunday, July 24, 2005 - 12:11 am

Hi all,

As some of you will be aware, I wrote the following article:

http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/7421

After seeing this long thread on this list
(http://music.columbia.edu/pipermail/linux-audio-user/2005-July/025068.ht...),
I figured this poor schmuk should join up and share in some
discussion. :)

Let me be totally clear here - I am really keen to explore everyone's
viewpoints about this subject. Although my views still stand, I am
more than happy to debate them, and I figured it would be great to
hear your thoughts on the list.

In the article I clarify the position that feature-wise, audio
production on Linux is pretty good. Many of the issues that I was
discussing were that some pre-requisite knowledge is required before
you can get started. It seems that to record on Linux you need to have
trawled through documentation, the archives for this list and read up
on the intracies of getting the different parts of the system working.
To me, this seems like a flaw in the offering - surely the user should
be able to get up and running straight away - they download their
package of choice, install and run. Would this not be better?

To direct the discussion further, I would be interested in your
thoughts on the following things:

- do you all feel that it is fairly simple to get stated with Linux
and recording? Am I smoking crack? :)

- do you feel there is a seperation between a professional and an
amateur? So, the software would 'just work' for the amateur, but the
professional should really know the specifics of the system and how to
set it up.

- if you do feel it is a bit tough to get up and running without
reading up on all of this, what do you feel are the barriers, both
technical and socially? I am curious to see whether these barriers
could be solved.

As I say, I am keen to engage in some constructive discussion here,
and I look forward to your thoughts. :)

Cheers,

Jono

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[linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Jono Bacon, (Sun Jul 24, 12:11 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Mario Lang, (Mon Jul 25, 8:46 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Lee Revell, (Mon Jul 25, 6:34 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Christoph Eckert, (Tue Jul 26, 4:34 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, tim hall, (Tue Jul 26, 2:46 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Erik Steffl, (Mon Jul 25, 10:30 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Joe Hartley, (Mon Jul 25, 7:17 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Lee Revell, (Mon Jul 25, 7:32 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Christoph Eckert, (Mon Jul 25, 9:50 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Mario Lang, (Mon Jul 25, 1:46 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Wolfgang Lonien, (Mon Jul 25, 6:15 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Mario Lang, (Tue Jul 26, 9:21 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Christoph Eckert, (Tue Jul 26, 4:27 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] latencies, Wolfgang Lonien, (Wed Jul 27, 4:44 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] latencies, Christoph Eckert, (Wed Jul 27, 11:09 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] latencies, Wolfgang Lonien, (Wed Jul 27, 12:55 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] latencies, Christoph Eckert, (Wed Jul 27, 1:39 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Christoph Eckert, (Mon Jul 25, 2:27 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Wolfgang Lonien, (Mon Jul 25, 10:54 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Christoph Eckert, (Mon Jul 25, 11:24 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Wolfgang Lonien, (Mon Jul 25, 12:44 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Christoph Eckert, (Mon Jul 25, 1:22 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Wolfgang Lonien, (Mon Jul 25, 1:54 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Christoph Eckert, (Mon Jul 25, 1:13 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Randy Kramer, (Mon Jul 25, 3:48 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Erik Steffl, (Mon Jul 25, 5:58 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Brett McCoy, (Mon Jul 25, 4:01 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Jay Vaughan, (Mon Jul 25, 4:33 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, tim hall, (Tue Jul 26, 1:54 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Daniel Payno, (Tue Jul 26, 8:58 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Leonard \"paniq\" Ritter, (Tue Jul 26, 2:15 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Dave Phillips, (Mon Jul 25, 7:17 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Brett McCoy, (Mon Jul 25, 5:04 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Shayne O'Connor, (Mon Jul 25, 10:12 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Brett McCoy, (Mon Jul 25, 11:06 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Shayne O'Connor, (Mon Jul 25, 11:54 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Florian Schmidt, (Mon Jul 25, 9:21 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Christoph Eckert, (Mon Jul 25, 9:56 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Russell Hanaghan, (Sun Jul 24, 10:33 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Christoph Eckert, (Sun Jul 24, 11:02 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Esben Stien, (Mon Jul 25, 4:10 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Jan Depner, (Sun Jul 24, 3:42 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion , Kevin Cosgrove, (Mon Jul 25, 12:06 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Jono Bacon, (Mon Jul 25, 12:15 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, tim hall, (Tue Jul 26, 1:02 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Reuben Martin, (Mon Jul 25, 10:17 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Eric Dantan Rzewnicki, (Mon Jul 25, 7:39 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Tracey Hytry, (Mon Jul 25, 9:48 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Christoph Eckert, (Mon Jul 25, 8:12 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Dave Phillips, (Mon Jul 25, 2:19 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Leonard \"paniq\" Ritter, (Mon Jul 25, 12:45 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Jan Depner, (Mon Jul 25, 12:43 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Steve D, (Sun Jul 24, 3:03 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Lars Luthman, (Sun Jul 24, 3:23 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Christoph Eckert, (Sun Jul 24, 4:07 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion -&gt; why i..., Leonard \"paniq\" Ritter, (Sun Jul 24, 1:34 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion -&gt; why i..., Leonard \"paniq\" Ritter, (Sun Jul 24, 5:04 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion -&gt; why i..., Leonard \"paniq\" Ritter, (Sun Jul 24, 8:33 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, John Mulholland, (Sun Jul 24, 10:38 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, tim hall, (Sun Jul 24, 10:29 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Christoph Eckert, (Sun Jul 24, 9:07 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion , Kevin Cosgrove, (Sun Jul 24, 7:17 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Noah Roberts, (Sun Jul 24, 1:25 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Christoph Eckert, (Sun Jul 24, 8:27 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Pete Bessman, (Tue Jul 26, 2:41 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Christoph Eckert, (Sun Jul 24, 9:31 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Steve Harris, (Sun Jul 24, 2:21 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Christoph Eckert, (Sun Jul 24, 3:02 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Brett McCoy, (Sun Jul 24, 1:10 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Dave Phillips, (Sun Jul 24, 12:50 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Joseph Dell'Orfano, (Sun Jul 24, 1:32 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Esben Stien, (Sun Jul 24, 4:07 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Erik Steffl, (Mon Jul 25, 4:58 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Brett McCoy, (Sun Jul 24, 10:59 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion , Kevin Cosgrove, (Mon Jul 25, 12:07 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Brett McCoy, (Mon Jul 25, 1:00 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Esben Stien, (Sun Jul 24, 5:53 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Joseph Dell'Orfano, (Sun Jul 24, 2:40 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Pete Bessman, (Tue Jul 26, 2:35 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Esben Stien, (Sun Jul 24, 5:50 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Steve Harris, (Sun Jul 24, 12:42 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Lee Revell, (Sun Jul 24, 2:08 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Steve Harris, (Sun Jul 24, 2:06 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Brad Fuller, (Sun Jul 24, 4:32 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Dave Phillips, (Sun Jul 24, 2:46 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Wolfgang Lonien, (Mon Jul 25, 4:28 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Sampo Savolainen, (Sun Jul 24, 5:45 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion, Steve Harris, (Sun Jul 24, 3:46 pm)