[Jack-Devel] JACK1's Future?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Tue Sep 13 15:55:27 CEST 2016

Once I get my current burst effort on Ardour's (broken) MIDI looping done,
I'll make it a priority to do my final JACK release and hand over to Filipe.

The background on Captain Jack's design sounds horrendous (thanks, Apple).

On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 2:30 PM, Josh de Kock <josh at itanimul.li> wrote:

> Hi,
> Back in January/February at the start of this year, Paul announced that he
> would be stepping down, and he requested that someone would stand for being
> the new maintainer.
> As far as I know, this didn't happen, up until Filipe Coelho(?) offered to
> maintain JACK1. After speaking with Paul around March, he said that once
> Ardour 5.0 was released he would do the final release of JACK1 and then
> hand over maintainership.
> There are a few pull requests on the GitHub, some of which are critical to
> the core functionality of JACK1, like the patch for OSX which begins to
> modernise JACK1's usages of the CoreAudio APIs (while still maintaining
> backward compatibility).
> I'd like to help the JACK community in getting OSX support up-to-scratch.
> There is a promising project called CaptainJack (
> https://github.com/Qix-/CaptainJack) which aims to be a modern
> replacement for JackOSX, which is a vital part of the JACK ecosystem within
> OSX. While it is just a start, it shows there is at least some interest.
> My question to the community is: Should an effort be put in to revive
> JACK1?
> And to Paul; I know it's only been a little over a month since 5.0 was
> released, but is it possible you could do this 'final release' of JACK1
> soon so we can get the ball rolling again, or at least give some sort of
> time-frame on when this can be achieved.
> I personally think there should be an effort, the main issue at this time
> is how the clients are sorted, and there is a patch for this. I would be
> willing to step forward to fix all the issues related to OSX, and reattempt
> integration of Fons' topological sort patch. In addition to this, JACK1 is
> a good code-base, albeit slightly outdated, which makes a great reference
> implementation for JACK3.
> --
> Josh
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