[LAD] should JACK programs autostart the server?

Will Godfrey willgodfrey at musically.me.uk
Thu Sep 20 19:29:27 CEST 2018

On Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:53:20 -0700 (PDT)
Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:

>On Thu, 20 Sep 2018, bill-auger wrote:
>> the debian maintainer of freewheeling suggested that it should
>> autostart the server if it is not running (change JackNoStartServer to
>> JackNullOption)
>> i have my opinion; but i am interested in others  
>In my opinion jack should never start itself. I spend more time on irc 
>helping people "killall -9 jackd jackdbus" than just about anything else. 
>It is a slick idea but in practice it causes more trouble than it's worth.
>Setting up jack to be my audio device (starts at session start) has been 
>the least trouble.
>While advertized as help for newbys, in the end this is an advanced option 
>only useful for those who understand jackd well... default off makes the 
>most sense.

I'm against the idea of autostart as well. In my experience anything that does
that is a recipe for unintended consequences.

Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.

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