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m at iriXx.org
Mon Jan 26 09:43:50 EST 2004
this is one area i have always wanted to contribute in... i'm no
programmer, by any means, but want to give something to the community -
i am, however, a professional graphic designer.
i've had a few gos but mostly have been limited by time of late... i
still havent forgotten this though and would very much like to help in
graphics development of audio software.
just raising my hand...
m~ / iriXx
Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> Now that we have firmly established the neccesity of having an
> official group that focuses on the professional representation of the
> Linux Audio community, I'd like to discuss some more points which
> should be added to the resources that are being provided for people to
> take home at the trade show. Also It would also be useful to identify
> some targets we want to promote to.
> Obviously we are already being represented in SoS and other mags have
> started the process of representation too. That's very gratifying for
> the people who have been around for a while doing the hard work.
> What are the main prejudices towards Libre audio software?
> I can think of a few.
> 1. Not cool to look at
> 2. Too geeky
> 3. Difficult to use, "Complicated"
> 4. Unstable
> 5. Installation is difficult
> 1. We have come a long way recently with the looks of the GUIs.
> Unfortunately not many of us are grafik artists. That makes it hard
> for us to get da funky looks goin on. There have been a few people who
> offered to work on grafiks but so far they are mostly dead air. Still
> we have some great artists out there contributing. gdam, ardour, ssm,
> seq24, Jamin, RTMix, vstserver, hydrogen, MusE, rosegarden, jackeq...
> 2. Too geeky. We need more recordings to be released.
> 3. Difficult and complicated. Very true. It doesn't bother me, infact
> I think it is good for my DJ persona. (Apparently everyone in Korea
> thinks I play abstract music ;] ) Did anyone complain when they
> couldn't play a Jimi solo the first time they picked up a guitar????
> 4. Unstable. Not so bad these days. The team working on JACK has made
> huge steps in this field. I regularly play for many hours at a time
> while DJing. The only thing that stops me is unearthed mains (there
> are a lot of those in Korea :/
> 5. Installation: Maybe (for the trade show) we need a really big sign
> 3 steps to Linux audio happiness
> ./configure;make;make install
> --- it's that simple! ---
> Improving the ALSA install would be a big plus too. I've heard of OSS
> being very user friendly a few times in the past year. The problem
> seems not to be installing ALSA but getting it working after install.
> The install process could provide a flag to write the
> /etc/modules.conf file and the .asoundrc for a start.
> Maybe someone just needs to explain to me what the alsaconf utility
> does so I can write it up :)
> <psuedo philosophical>
> This is a very good opportunity to promote and Daniel should be
> commended for doing the hard yakka to set it up. Now we have the
> chance to capitalise on this. If history tells the truth, Messman and
> the Novell corporatists are muscling in to affect the direction. We
> have to dig in even harder now to make sure we don't get washed away
> in the tidal wave.
> Prevention is better than the cure - anon
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