[LAU] Session Management

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Sat May 31 19:44:47 UTC 2014

On Sun, 1 Jun 2014, Ross Hamblin wrote:

> On 01/06/14 03:15, Len Ovens wrote:
>> On Sat, 31 May 2014, Harry van Haaren wrote:
>>> I would love to see NSM be used as "the session management" system,
>>> and I've
>> It would help if it managed to get packaged in debian (and other
>> formats). There is a debian bug for this (Bug#681576) which includes the
>> whole non series of stuff. It doesn't seem to have moved since 2012.
>> Without packages it is unlikely that NSM will be "the" system. I, for
>> one, hope someone (who knows what they are doing) will do the
>> packaging... There is a whole group of people who will not use things
>> till that happens.
>> This is not meant to be fault finding (there is no fault to find), just
>> pointing out reality.
> Not sure if this is any help but the non- suite including NSM is
> available through kxstudio repos.
> It is working well here in Ubuntu Studio.

Yes, I am aware of the kxstudio PPAs and have in the past downloaded the 
non-apps from there. One of the problems I have had with doing that, is 
that the depends all point back to the same PPA set. This meant that 
almost my whole audio setup was replaced including jackd and some of the 
other session management tools. In fact one of them autostarted for me not 
when I started Jackd, but when I started one of the jack based 

I am not sure this is a bad thing of itself for the end user, but for me 
this is not an option as I try to help people with UbuntuStudio set their 
system up and it helps if I can shadow what they are doing with the same 
versions of application. I also do not know what the current set of 
kxstudio apps are like. They may have changed and my comments may well be 
out of date. Generally good quality stuff anyway.

Len Ovens

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