[Consortium] Next item...
eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Mon Jan 26 10:20:14 EST 2004
We probably need a reworked or redesigned small logo for JAMin since we
changed the name from JAM. If you find the time ;-)
On Mon, 2004-01-26 at 08:43, iriXx wrote:
> regarding grafiks....
> 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
> > with:
> > --------------
> > 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.
> > </phil>
> > Prevention is better than the cure - anon
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