[LAD] distros migrating to JACK2?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Fri Apr 16 16:52:21 UTC 2010

torbenh wrote:
>> Also note that there's no (easy) way back, we're entirely switching to
>> jackd2, that is, the user won't have the possibility to select jackd1
>> instead.
> great... many thanks. :(((((((

For me this will be an advantage, because now I need to build several 
dummy packages (or any other dirty solution) for jack, libjack, 
development to avoid inconsistencies when I'm using JACK2 and by the 
way, even if I would use JACK1, but instead of the distro's version the 
current self compiled version, I need to do that, because auto-generated 
by checkinstall there will be one package for jack, libjack and 
development ;).

IMO the user should have the choice between JACK1 and JACK2 and this 
separated packages should become one package. JACK isn't an application 
that's needed by the averaged Linux user, so it shouldn't be to much 
work to keep a distro stable for both versions of JACK and in addition 
there's no need to take care about rules that don't allow to have jack 
and libjack in one package.

2 cents,

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