Excerpts from Joel Roth's message of 2010-05-14 00:11:02 +0200:
I think it doesn't matter too much, there should only be a difference in
how much work there is required to set it up properly and whether the
distribution messed something up.
> To wit:
I guess pretty much, but some stuff still needs to fit together. Some
distros patch the kernel heavily, others don't do it at all, it totally
depends. Obviously it's probably safer to run a preempt-rt patched
vanilla kernel on a distro that doesn't patch the kernel than on one
that patches heavily.
> 2. Isn't JACK and ALSA configuration pretty much kernel
Yep, that's all the same, except for version differences. Some distros
are way behind the latest release.
> 3. Each application requires some configuration, including
It may make a bit of a performance difference, but I don't know whether
it's significant. Some distros optimize their binary packages for i486,
others for i686 and some are source based and optimize for the machine
they run on. No idea whether it really matters.
I'm quite sure any distro can be used for audio, the specialized ones
have done some work for you, some are more up to date than others, some
mess things up one way or another. That's all there is IMHO.
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