[LAU] 64studio, FFADO, no luck

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Feb 18 04:41:34 EST 2009

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 3:40 AM, Ken Restivo <ken at restivo.org> wrote:

> > There's a nice OS X-native Ardour2 out there.  Works a treat...
> >
> Not on Panther, which is what the studio's Mac (G5) is running.

You're going to run into problems with anything else you want to do on that
Mac if you continue to insist on running Panther on it.

I appreciate your comments about valuing stability. But the reason that
Ardour 2.7.1 exists, and JACK 0.116.2 exists, and OS X 10.5.6 exists is that
the developers of this software, for the most part, were trying to fix
issues that negatively impacted stability. yes, new features were part of
the deal too, but i can speak authoritatively when i say that the new
versions of Ardour and JACK are MUCH more stable than the old versions you
keep running.

To give you an idea of the kind of problems in Panther - nobody has ever
even succeeded in being able to build Ardour on panther, let alone actually
run it. There are many, many important fixes that came out during the Tiger
release cycle and now for Leopard. Its true that there were a few backward
steps - the famous airport driver fix that trashed the audio stack - but
these have been fixed and I very much doubt you will find any hardcore OS X
audio users who feel that Panther is in anyway superior to later versions of
Leopard or even Tiger.

> -ken
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