[LAD] distros migrating to JACK2?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Fri Apr 16 17:55:49 UTC 2010

Arnold Krille wrote:
> On Friday 16 April 2010 19:23:33 Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> hermann wrote:
>>> 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.
>> 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!
> Hopefully they will think again before following this.
> Why should all users get the files on their disks that are needed only for 
> debugging and developing?
> Disk-space might not be an issue with your state-of-the-art-all-inclusive 
> machine, but not everyone has such a thing. Some have older machines still 
> running with <20GB disk, some have netbooks with only small (but fast!) solid 
> state disks.
> Now why again should they install gigs of headers and debugging-symbols when 
> they just need the libs and apps to run jack and assorted?
> Arnold

Arnold, I don't have much money. 1. A hard disk isn't expensive. 2. For 
e.g. 64 Studio 3.0-beta3 amd64 libjack0.100.0-dev does need 61.4 kb and 
not gigs. I'm just talking about JACK. 3. Who does use Linux audio and 
doesn't need libjack-dev? 4. Who does produce music on a 20GB hard disk? 
C'mon ;)!

IMHO it would be good once and for all to clear all issues because of 
packages for JACK and IMHO the best way seems to be to have everything 
that is JACK in one package.


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