Louigi Verona louigi.verona at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 18:51:00 UTC 2016

Paul, not to derail the conversation, but can you give us a little detail
on what kind of problems happen in scenarios outside of the desktop
environment? I am just curious.

On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 5:52 PM, Markus Seeber <
markus.seeber at spectralbird.de> wrote:

> On 09/23/2016 05:13 PM, Paul Davis wrote:
> > The last time I was working with such a person was deeply illustrative: a
> > small technology company doing audio on raspberry pi and beagle boards.
> > Using JACK. Having an insanely hard time even getting it work. Even with
> me
> > sitting in with them. Their experience is common. Maybe even the norm. We
> > never targetted JACK for such uses (focusing on desktop scenarios).
> > Developers think it is cool, was developed on the same OS as they are
> > running their new embedded platforms - awesome! Except ... not so much.
> >
> Exactly what I have experienced. It is all well for prototypes and for
> testing out stuff,
> but when things become serious, it all falls apart and people may notice,
> that jack is not even a good fit for their usecase which may be better fit
> by a small custom application.
> Also people have a hard time understanding even the "basic" concepts,
> for various reasons.
> I have seen someone trying to build a simple processing chain for
> streaming audio
> and setting up a proprietary application as a JACK client.
> That was interesting to watch. It took quite some time for him to learn
> how to even build, install and use JACK
> in a meaningful way, even with me providing some help. In the end it
> worked out for testing
> and evaluation purposes but I'd never seriously consider that ready for
> production usage.
> This may sound harsh, but this stuff is simply not a nice choice for
> mainstream production use
> and so are many things in the LAU universe.
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Louigi Verona
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