On 10/10/2012 09:32 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
So, finally the big closed source OS vendors wisened up to a package
management system (an android app is a zip file with a manifest and the
system makes sure it installs nicely and also uninstalls nicely - a
package, even the extension reflects that: APK - Android Package).. The
difference is that package management systems in the open source world...
a] ...also track dependencies
b] ...focus heavily on free software
Point b] is a political one, and not a technical one.
BTW: about the technical superiority of OS X/Windows vs. Linux. I still
can shock most OS X and windows users by demonstrating a period size of
8 samples (0.6ms roundtrip latency at 48khz samplerate) without any
XRuns while at the same time compiling a kernel in the background with
make -j 8 on a -RT kernel..
The perceived superiority is purely one of a software ecosystem.. What I
could do 10-15 years ago on a AMD K6-III with 400 Mhz and Cubase VST 3.4
(or whatever it was back then) just became possible on Linux (the
development of Ardour3, QTractor and closed source software like Renoise
come into my mind).. And by "possible" I mean, not principally possible,
but with a certain level of comfort and polish..
OTOH: If you are more exerimentally minded, then the Linux ecosystem
still has some definite advantages over the more closed systems, simply
for the openness and modularity of the software.. Too bad, Ingen isn't
there yet :( It has so freaking much potential!!
Linux-audio-user mailing list