Ede Wolf listac at nebelschwaden.de
Tue Jan 6 22:06:12 UTC 2015

There is a jack port for FreeBSD, which basically should eliminate the 
need of alsa (not sure about the midi part though), but chances are, 
there are no drivers for your soundcard. However, I have no idea in what 
shape the jack port is.

Would be interesting to find out, how much worse the preempt kernel of 
recent FreeBSD is compared to linux, as so far I am quite happy with a 
preemtive only and non hard-realtime kernel.

Nevertheless FreeBSD audio would be a great thing. Arch using AUR is a 
pain to maintain, having two repositories sucks big time  and I remember 
some package wouldn't even build because a somewhat central dependency 
was removed due to dead upstream, that Ubuntu based stuff is most 
horrible bloat and the FreeBSD Ports tree can't be much more out of date 
or lacking than the gentoo pro-audio overlay, unless this has changed 
recently. I'd love to go back to gentoo.

Anyway, we can as well wait for a dragonfly pro audio release or 
ressurection of BEOS. Won't happen, unless WE do it.

Anyway, dreaming is allowed and all the best for 2015

Am 05.01.2015 um 15:44 schrieb Brent Busby:
> On Mon, 5 Jan 2015, Raffaele Morelli wrote:

> They have Ardour.  They just dont have Alsa, or a kernel that's any good
> for realtime.  And this is coming from a FreeBSD fan.

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