[linux-audio-user] Audacity now works with JACK

Jos Laake jos at radiks.net
Mon Jul 5 18:24:13 EDT 2004

Daniel James wrote:
>>>./configure --with-portaudio=v19 --without-portmixer
>>So, does that imply, that portaudio now has working Jack support??
> I can confirm that it works with Audacity for playing back multitrack 
> projects - I haven't done any recording with it yet. It seems to play 
> back more smoothly than the native ALSA support, which gives me skips 
> in the audio on this machine. (Using OSS emulation with the same 
> hardware and drivers sounds perfect.)
> If you do a CVS checkout of Audacity HEAD as described, you can build 
> and install this version of portaudio-v19 separately - it's in the 
> lib-src directory. Indeed, it seems you do have to do this first to 
> get Audacity to support JACK properly.  

Okay, before I go get all excited that Audacity is now JACKable,
I need to ask a few questions...

If I want to build the new version, do I need to uninstall any
older version(s) I have installed?  If yes, how do I do that?

Is there some way to store my old Audacity version in a safe
place so I can go back to it if things don't work out with the
new version?

Are there are any project data incompatibilities with previous
versions of Audacity?

I'm really looking forward to a JACKable Audacity.  I just want
to make sure I don't mess up my setup which I kinda have working

Thanks for any info forthcoming. :-)


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