[LAD] [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002

Tim Goetze tim at quitte.de
Fri Aug 16 10:00:09 UTC 2013

[Julien Claassen]
>  I have been recording music for 11 years now, with Linux. [...]
> I'm not sure, if my luck is due to the commandline, it tends to eliminate
> a lot of problems, or if I'm just lucky with my Linux. :-)

I think the small applications with narrow focus you find used on the
commandline are simply a good match for the Linux audio ecosystem with
its many one-man part-time projects.

On the other hand there's a strong desire among users and developers
for applications with a rich feature set and often also a pretty
graphical interface.  It can of course be done, even by just one man,
but it takes a lot of time, vast depth and breadth of skill and
dedication and a stable list of features for both the project itself
and the libraries involved to make such applications *and polish them
to professional standards*.

I watch this ambition not without sympathy, but also not without
occasionally speculating what the Linux audio landscape might look
like with less lofty and more UNIX-shaped goals.


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