[Consortium] Re: Linux audio workstations

Daniel James daniel at linuxaudio.org
Mon Sep 20 06:25:03 EDT 2004

Hi Sili,

> Please forgive me for my english. 

No need - your English is fine.

> For audio stuff we should stop crusade. We should choose
> one GUI paltform.

I'm inclined to agree. I know a lot of people are choosing Fluxbox 
because of the low resource overhead. 

> I saw only two application that runs on any linux distro with easy
> installation without using make, configure etc and spending time to
> install additional libraries if required (Netscape and openoffice).

Perhaps they were static binaries, with all the libraries compiled in. 
Although that's a good way to make sure an application will install 
without dependencies, I don't think it's particularly efficient. In 
my view, the best solution is a robust package management system such 
as apt or urpmi. Apt is used by both DeMuDi and Planet CCRMA at home, 
while Thac's RPMs for Mandrake uses urpmi.  

> You should seriously
> consider what i wrote above as future standards for audio
> application listed in distros.

While there is the freedesktop.org initiative for general users, I 
don't think anyone has attempted to set compatibility standards for 
Linux audio workstations. At the moment, I'd expect that most of the 
adaptation work is falling on the binary package maintainers.  

> Its time to do right thing and not 
> just talking about it.

I'm in 100% agreement with you there!



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