Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware)

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To: Linux Audio User <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 4:51 pm

On Tue, 1 Sep 2009, Patrick Shirkey wrote:

> This is interesting info but imo the question is whether it is

Probably the only thing that's confusing to them is the process of
starting everything up and getting it communicating. I can't imagine
that having multiple apps running on the same desktop is that
confounding to the average Windows user.

Maybe what's needed isn't so much an app with an integrated UI as some
kind of wrapper that launches everything and offers some sane default
profiles (which can be saved and edited also)? It's nothing that
someone familiar with scripting couldn't do themselves, but maybe that's
the assumption that's causing trouble -- that all of this is so simple
to do in a 5-minute bash script that it'd be silly to provide as a
package? It might not be silly to some users. That package could
depend or recommend others through dependency. Installing it could
trigger everything necessary to get up and running for a new user.

These are just suggestions, just in case someone here feels on the verge
of writing some Live-like program that tries to roll all of the common
tools into one GUI...maybe it's not necessary for some purposes.

Of course, a realtime-enabled kernel should also be part of that
recommended set of packages that get triggered. In theory, that's
already being done by music-oriented distros, but after seeing Ubuntu
Studio get that so horribly wrong, it can't be taken for granted. It's
the other hindrance: In 2009, realtime is still an issue. It shouldn't
be, but it is. I even have a tendency to want to consider it solved
myself now that I've got my own system working (someone else's problem
now for me...buhahaha!), but if you look at the forum posts over the
years, it's the one subject that keeps coming up. If it wasn't true,
talking about latency would be boring, but instead it's almost all LAU
is about. People come here and they talk about achieving low
latency...still.

Give them a out-of-the-box realtime kernel and a GUI launch/interconnect
manager for their audio apps and they will come...

--
+ Brent A. Busby + "We've all heard that a million monkeys
+ UNIX Systems Admin + banging on a million typewriters will
+ University of Chicago + eventually reproduce the entire works of
+ Physical Sciences Div. + Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet,
+ James Franck Institute + we know this is not true." -Robert Wilensky
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[LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), cunnilinux himself, (Mon Aug 31, 5:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Niklas Klügel, (Wed Sep 2, 1:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Niklas Klügel, (Thu Sep 3, 7:23 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Sep 3, 12:08 am)
Re: [LAU] modular audio apps and control-communication was: ..., Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Wed Sep 2, 5:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] modular audio apps and control-communication was: ..., Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Thu Sep 3, 3:02 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Patrick Shirkey, (Wed Sep 2, 3:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Hartmut Noack, (Mon Aug 31, 9:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Rui Nuno Capela, (Mon Aug 31, 10:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Hartmut Noack, (Tue Sep 1, 3:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Rui Nuno Capela, (Tue Sep 1, 7:33 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Paul Coccoli, (Tue Sep 1, 4:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Sep 1, 1:15 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Brent Busby, (Tue Sep 1, 4:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Sep 1, 10:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Hartmut Noack, (Wed Sep 2, 3:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Atte Andre Jensen, (Wed Sep 2, 3:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Niklas Klügel, (Thu Sep 3, 7:14 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Thorsten Wilms, (Wed Sep 2, 7:44 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Brett McCoy, (Tue Sep 1, 10:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Grammostola Rosea, (Tue Sep 1, 7:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Nedko Arnaudov, (Wed Sep 2, 11:25 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Nedko Arnaudov, (Wed Sep 2, 12:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Brett McCoy, (Tue Sep 1, 12:56 am)
Re: [LAU] What Live is about (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Robbert Latumahina, (Tue Sep 1, 10:40 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Sep 1, 1:20 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Ronald Stewart, (Tue Sep 1, 1:31 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Dave Phillips, (Mon Aug 31, 10:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] back on topic (ableton-like tools for linux), Ken Restivo, (Mon Aug 31, 9:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] back on topic (ableton-like tools for linux), Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Sep 1, 2:05 am)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Atte Andre Jensen, (Mon Aug 31, 9:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Hartmut Noack, (Mon Aug 31, 10:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] off topic (was: Re: ableton live in vmware), Brett McCoy, (Mon Aug 31, 5:35 pm)