[LAU] A year of Linux Audio revisited - would like to know your oppinion

Rui Nuno Capela rncbc at rncbc.org
Thu Dec 13 19:06:35 EST 2007

Jan Depner wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-12-13 at 13:46 -0500, Paul Davis wrote:
>> On Thu, 2007-12-13 at 10:08 -0800, Robert Persson wrote:
>>> Looking at my (non-)workflow yesterday, it is clear to me that the most
>>> time-wasting problems I am having are with jack. I start jack, I open
>>> the various clients, I plug them into each other and I start working.
>>> Then jack boots some of its clients off, or even crashes, and I have to
>>> start again.
>>> Time spent setting up jack etc:    90%
>>> Time doing productive work:        10%
>> Most people's time spent setting up JACK is because they are on a Linux
>> distribution that doesn't come configured correctly for using realtime
>> media applications. On systems that are, running JACK is essentially
>> trivial unless you insist on using USB audio interfaces which, partly
>> because of their terrible h/w design and partly because of ALSA's poor
>> driver support for them (compared to OS X and Windows), tend to be more
>> problematic.
>     I was a bit confused by that as well.  I'm running a vanilla FC6
> without any patches and JACK just runs (like the energizer bunny).  I do
> have a patched kernel with Ingo's RT patches but I hardly ever boot it
> because, for the most part, it isn't necessary.

don't wanna be a pita, but current jack svn is dropping the towel as
fast as one single client gets it astray -- in fact it really looks like
the other sort of bunnies :o)

yes, that is still an open issue and has been reported on the jack
list(s) several times now. i really wish i could get some time to look
at the source (of the trouble, that is) but, you know, old excuses don't
pay debts ... eheh

rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela
rncbc at rncbc.org

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