[linux-audio-announce] 64 Studio 0.6.0 released

Daniel James daniel at 64studio.com
Mon Dec 12 16:16:30 EST 2005

Hello all,

64 Studio is a native x86_64 Linux distribution, based on Debian testing 
and designed specifically for creative desktop users. Version 0.6.0 
alpha has just been released, and is available for download as an iso 
image of 576MB from:


After burning to CD, this image can be used to install a 64-bit Debian 
system with X.org and the Gnome 2.10 desktop. The distribution features 
Linux kernel 2.6.13 with Ingo Molnar's real-time preemption patches and 
a selection of creative packages, including:

amSynth 1.1.0
Ardour 0.99
Audacity 1.2.3
Blender 2.37
Cinepaint 0.19
Dirac 0.51
Flac 1.1.2
gCDMaster 1.2.1
the Gimp 2.2.9
gThumb 2.2.6
gtKam 0.1.12
Hydrogen 0.9.2
Inkscape 0.42
Jack Rack 1.4.4
jackd 0.100
JackEQ 0.4.0
Jamin 0.95
Kino 0.75
Ktoon 0.7.3
Linuxsampler 0.3
Meterbridge 0.9.2
Muse 0.7.1
Noteedit 2.8.0
Qsampler 0.1.1
Rosegarden4 1.0
Scribus 1.2.2
Seq24 0.7.0
Speex 1.1.11
swh-plugins 0.4.14
Tagtool 0.12
tap-plugins 0.7.0
Time Machine 0.3.0
totem-gstreamer 1.2.0
vorbis-tools 1.0.1
Yafray 0.0.7

Plus a selection of the usual internet and office tools.

Known limitations in this release:

* SATA disc support may be patchy, depending on interface chipset

* pcmcia-cs package is not included (available from a Debian mirror)

* No proprietary media codecs included in the base install

Please note that this release is provided for testing only, and comes 
with no warranty. There are probably plenty of bugs, which is why we're 
calling this release 'alpha'. But the software does actually install and 
run on our Opteron, Athlon 64 and Turion test hardware, and is quite 
usable already.

If you would like to send feedback on this release or make a suggestion 
for improvement, please see the http://64studio.com/wiki/TracTickets 
page or join our development mailing list at:



Daniel James

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