[LAU] Featured Artists

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Mon Aug 27 19:29:50 UTC 2012

On Mon, August 27, 2012 11:51 am, Dan MacDonald wrote:
> Hi Patrick!
> I've just had a quick scan of your site and thought you'd appreciate
> some feedback.

Thanks for your feedback Dan. I have incorporated your suggestions. I'll
made sure to spend some time on making the site more responsive for
smaller screens.

> Introduction page:
> I'd scrap the 'more useful Linux commands' bit because any worthwhile
> summary of UNIX is going to extend to a few pages at least and you're
> giving too much detail by doing so. Just find a good, short Linux/UNIX
> basics tut and link to that instead.
> Community:
> I'd recommend #opensourcemusicians over #lad or #lau for general Linux
> audio help in English (on IRC).
> Services:
> This was the most interesting page for me - I had no idea so many big
> institutions were involved in Linux audio - I can't improve on this!
> Documentation:
> You are missing a big fat direct link to the JACK FAQ Pat!
> I would also link to GMaqs superb AV Linux manual which largely
> applies to certainly Debian/Ubuntu distros but a lot of the info
> applies to Linux audio use in general.
> This docs page got me thinking about a key bit of info contained
> within the JACK FAQ:
> http://jackaudio.org/routing_flash
> Its a pain building that as last time I did it (in last few months) I
> know I had to hack it a bit to get it to build so its not even as
> 'simple' as the page suggests. I must write to the dev if he's not
> reading this to get that fixed but really this should be in Debian by
> now. I know Adobe are actively killing Flash but atm so many big sites
> use it and HTML5 vid playback is still crap on the whole so this is an
> important bandage for a while yet I expect.
> Software:
> The Tutorials and Howto's bit would seem more at home under Docs to me
> and News Resources makes more sense under Media or Community.
> I would consider creating a new page for distros and plugins and under
> software I would have a 'Best Of' ie Best DAWS, best wave editors,
> best score editors etc etc to save people having to wade through the
> mediocre and the useless.
> Looking at this page led me to checking
> http://linux-sound.org/plugins.html which I've noticed doesn't mention
> my fave plugin repo DISTRHO - can you fix this please Dave P?
> The site is a bit ad-heavy and on my netbook screen it certainly is a
> bit of an off-putting display without an ad blocker.
> danboid

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd

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