[LAU] Jack, lowlatency, generic, update

Barney Holmes djbarney at djbarney.org
Sun Jun 2 20:10:42 UTC 2013

For general playback of audio or for audio production and composing music ?

On Sun, June 2, 2013 5:26 pm, Alf Haakon Lund wrote:
> On 02. juni 2013 17:06, Len Ovens wrote:
>> On Sun, June 2, 2013 2:40 am, david wrote:
>>> I've tried upgrading Ubuntu from one version to the next, and pretty
>>> much had no success. So with Ubuntu, I prefer a fresh install.
>>> Debian's been no problem at all with upgrades. Even successfully
>>> changed
>>> from stable to sid once simply by changing my repositories.
>>> Upgraded Sid on my desktop machine today, 440+ upgraded packages, and
>>> it
>>> works flawlessly.
>> Good to know. I am not sure what debian's release schedule is, but the
>> freeze seems to be a lot longer than Ubuntu does. That would give more
>> time for testing. Also UbuntuStudio is a) a very small team. b) a very
>> different install. That is, the mix of applications and their attached
>> libs is greater than any other ubuntu.
>> I have found it very frustrating that something simple like a video
>> player
>> needs to be switched almost every release to find one that works. I
>> would
>> like to concentrate the creative SW, but find that the basic desktop
>> needs
>> fixing more often.
>> I am quite excited though, about the idea of dropping Studio on top of
>> any
>> Ubuntu flavour. A small installer would allow the user to choose just
>> the
>> workflow they want and install that and the lowlatency kernel. It would
>> also install a more organized menu for the creative workflows (I used to
>> have a "multimedia" menu that I had to scroll all over to find anything)
>> For those DEs that still think in those terms (and are XDG compliant).
>> For those interested, the menu package should work well on any distro,
>> ubuntu or not, so long as it uses the XDG style of doing menus. Unity
>> and
>> Gnome Shell are the noted ones that don't really think in terms of menus
>> any more. I think Gnome Shell does have a menu option though. Unity does
>> not and besides it seems Unity has proven not to amiable to audio use
>> for
>> many people anyway. When I have it finished and tested, I will post the
>> download site.
> That sounds like a terrific idea! Meanwhile, anybody here who can give
> some short starting hints on how to configure debian for audio? Decided
> I want to give it a go as I'm anyway set to repartition and test Ubuntu
> Studio 13.04.
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