[LAU] Jack max ports question

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Sat Aug 1 16:10:13 UTC 2015

On Sat, 1 Aug 2015, Paul Davis wrote:

> You don't have to provide support to the endless stream of people who
> completely screw up their JACK system by ...


Most people just starting out need only the one dropdown with a list of 
devices and no more :)  But I think that would be minimal a few steps too 

Many people already have trouble realizing that after opening qjackctl and 
setting it up they also have to start jack.

While I personally had no problems with these ideas when I started out, I 
came from a CLI/cables and boxes background. Many new users have never 
even plugged a guitar/keyboard into an amp and even starting an audio 
server is new.

Linux and Linux Audio are very flexable (I love it), but new people to the 
concept require support or will give up. Many ask a question on IRC and 
are gone in 60 seconds if no one answers, even with text when they join 
the channel that says wait. The Linux is no good comments from people are 
mostly for this reason. Very few of these people have done enough 
recording/producing to be frustrated with limits that an auto setup system 
gives them.

Len Ovens

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