Am 03.03.2011 20:49, schrieb Kim Cascone:
I use to abandon any software, that does not work with jack at all,
pardon is granted only for video-editors, for now. This limits the
possibilities a bit but saves me a lot of time and trouble.
> and also true is that one can use a distro that makes all this invisible
As of now I use Fedora on the Laptop and Suse on the big box. And I do
exactly the same things on both machines. Ardour, running Guitarix,
playing synths with seq24, experimenting a bit with Snd, Qtractor, LMMS
If you ask me: distributions and even desktops do not matter much as
long as RT-settings are correct and working (wich is the case on both my
systems and on all systems I keep installed for more than 5-6 h)
This is true in a way: you cannot be sure, that the next system you
install will still run RT-software as good as possible with Linux. But
this is absolutely NOT the fault of the developers. It is the fault of
Whenever I mention RT-stuff/pro-audio to distro-people at conferences or
events like Linuxtag, they keep demonstrating curiosity and padding my
shoulder very very friendly expressing their "great exitement" about
"what strange and marvellous things" cane be done lately under Linux.
And telling me, how "exiting" it is to start Audacity to transfer their
favourite BoneyM-LP to CD.
Sorry for the rant -- I actually never met anybody from any distro who
admitted to be in possession of a BoneyM-LP.
But in fact I did not met anyone from any distro that made a substantial
commitment towards the Pro-Audio community under Linux.
And all the specialized Distros like AV-Linux or 64Studio are more or
less one-man shows that depend on the deeds of the distros (e.g. Ubuntu,
Debian, Suse) their often astounding work is built upon.
So I am quite sure: If anybody wants Linux to be better for musicians
should concentrate on two things:
1.) press distributors to recognize the matter as "important" or at
2.) support free devs with collaboration(code, bug-reports, feedback),
money and evangelizing -- in that order...
> Again, I refer you to the article
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