[LAD] distros migrating to JACK2?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Fri Apr 16 17:23:33 UTC 2010

hermann wrote:
> Am Freitag, den 16.04.2010, 18:52 +0200 schrieb Ralf Mardorf:
>> 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,
>> Ralf
> I hope, when debian switch to jack2, they will make it in one packet
> (maximal a second for the dev files), that's what could make it easer to
> switch the version for people how like to switch.
> + 2 cents
> hermann

Full ACK, OTOH let's put our hands on our hearts ... Who is using Linux 
audio and doesn't compile one or two things depending to JACK ;)? I vote 
for one package for all!

+ 2 cents

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