Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?

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Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 11:45 pm

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If you're thinking of a DIY distro for audio, I'd recommend taking a look at
Gentoo or another source based distro that includes package managment. Or
maybe a binary distro like Archlinux that makes installing source packages
easy.

The trouble with using LFS for any production environment is that when a new
release of Ardour or Rosegarden comes out that depends on a new version of
GTK or QT, which depends on a newer version of... well, you'll find yourself
in proverbial "dependancy h3ll" soon enough.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of LFS and have considered doing this very
thing (heavily optimized audio rig) with it, but unless you can be content
with a "static" system without major upgrades (which may mean not being able
to upgrade to some cool software in the future), it might not be worth the
trouble.

More on topic, what distros do folks recommend that include (or have
reliable 3rd party repos like PlanetCCRMA that include) a stable, highly
optimized rt-kernel?

On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 6:14 PM, Harry Van Haaren wrote:

> Hey,

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If you're thinking of a DIY distro for audio, I'd recommend taking =
a look at Gentoo or another source based distro that includes package manag=
ment. Or maybe=A0 a binary distro like Archlinux that makes installing sour=
ce packages easy.
The trouble with using LFS for any production environment is that when =
a new release of Ardour or Rosegarden comes out that depends on a new versi=
on of GTK or QT, which depends on a newer version of... well, you'll fi=
nd yourself in proverbial "dependancy h3ll" soon enough.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of LFS and have considered doing =
this very thing (heavily optimized audio rig) with it, but unless you can b=
e content with a "static" system without major upgrades (which ma=
y mean not being able to upgrade to some cool software in the future), it m=
ight not be worth the trouble.
More on topic, what distros do folks recommend that include (or have re=
liable 3rd party repos like PlanetCCRMA that include) a stable, highly opti=
mized rt-kernel?On Thu, May 13, 2010 at =
6:14 PM, Harry Van Haaren <harryhaaren@gmail.com> wrote:
Hey,
You got that exactly right. =A0I'm trying t=
o minimize my time and

effort from the time I start installing the new distribution to the
time that I can forget all the install and config work and get back
to music. =A0Sure, I could use Linux From Scratch, but it's not going
to meet the goal of getting back to music quickly.Although your dead right there, that was my exacty thought today:I wonder should I try and do a LFS build & optimize for audio...

I've decided im going to do it, but after exams are over.. (monday :-) =
Ill post if I ever get something useful! -H=
arry

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[LAU] Distribution Usage?, Kevin Cosgrove, (Thu May 13, 9:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Niels Mayer, (Sat May 15, 10:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Joel Roth, (Thu May 13, 10:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Philipp √úberbacher, (Thu May 13, 10:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Kevin Cosgrove, (Thu May 13, 11:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Scott, (Fri May 14, 12:23 am)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Harry Van Haaren, (Thu May 13, 11:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Zachary Klein, (Thu May 13, 11:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Markus Schwarzenberg, (Wed May 19, 7:03 am)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Julien Claassen, (Thu May 13, 10:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Kevin Cosgrove, (Fri May 14, 2:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Frank Kober, (Fri May 14, 7:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, david, (Fri May 14, 6:44 am)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Hartmut Noack, (Fri May 14, 2:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Jean-Baptiste Mestelan, (Fri May 14, 9:10 am)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Folderol, (Fri May 14, 5:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Jean-Baptiste Mestelan, (Fri May 14, 8:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Kevin Cosgrove, (Fri May 14, 9:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Ng Oon-Ee, (Sat May 15, 12:38 am)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Philipp √úberbacher, (Sat May 15, 1:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Ng Oon-Ee, (Sat May 15, 2:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, michael noble, (Sat May 15, 2:47 am)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Harry Van Haaren, (Sat May 15, 2:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, david, (Sat May 15, 6:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Julien Claassen, (Thu May 13, 10:05 pm)
Re: [LAU] Distribution Usage?, Kevin Cosgrove, (Fri May 14, 2:57 pm)