[LAD] Linux Audio 2012: Is Linux Audio moving forward?
louigi.verona at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 18:07:13 UTC 2012
"I'm surprised you didn't mention Luppp, libmapper, or the resurgence of
Don't be - it is impossible to mention everything :)
But this is why I want to hear what other people say - crowd source
On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 10:04 PM, J. Liles <malnourite at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 1:24 AM, Louigi Verona <louigi.verona at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hey fellas!
>> Would like to present an article I've written. Mostly wrote it to start a
>> conversation and hear what others have to say on the subject.
>> You can comment here or on my textboard (which does not require
> Seems like a pretty negative outlook overall. Progress has definitely been
> slower than many of us would like, but that's understandable considering
> that most Linux Audio programs are maintained by single developers (with
> lots of other projects) or small groups. I'm surprised you didn't mention
> Luppp, libmapper, or the resurgence of ZynAddSubFX developement. I think
> the KXStudio project represents a *huge* amount of progress as far as
> integration and user experience goes.
> My personal frustration with Linux Audio is mainly focused on the
> seemlingly iron-clad (but flawed) JACK API. We've needed the ability to
> rename clients and have ports with arbitrary event payloads (to allow MIDI,
> OSC, or whatever other streams to be managed via the JACK connection graph
> and frame clock) for years. And, even though many proposals have been made
> and patches submitted, it doesn't look like the JACK API is ever going to
> be improved--which doesn't speak well at all for the future of modular
> audio on Linux (such improvements are unnecessary for monolithic
> applications such as Ardour since they duplicate all this functionality
> internally) . If an API is going to be fixed and rigid, it must also be
> extensible (like LV2).
> Still, I remain committed to improving Linux Audio and generally
> optimistic about the future.
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