[LAU] Ardour4 and named jack?

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Sat Nov 7 10:49:09 UTC 2015

On Thu, Nov 05, 2015 at 04:09:43PM -0500, Paul Davis wrote:

> > The clean solution to that would be to remove testing that
> > env variable. In other words, *if* you want a non-default
> > server, you (the app) has to specify it. Much less confusing.
> >
> this doesn't address what happens when someone has started the *server*
> with a name (because they didn't understand the significance of doing so).

How would anyone start the server with a non-default name and
not know what he/she is doing ? Looks like a documentation 
problem in that case.

> i want to support corner case use cases only to the extent that they do not
> pollute/confuse the workflow for the common case.

It's easy enough to do that without making things impossible.
> > If that is your problem then *just stop hanging out on IRC all day*.
> > Honestly, I can't imagine how anyone can do any sort of serious work
> > requiring a minimum of concentration, or enjoy any entertainment, or
> > whatever, if he/she his hanging out on IRC all day. It's your choice.
> >
> i write software for other people, not for myself. ssupporting them through
> IRC is time-efficient even if it is not always attention-efficient. i also
> write software in active collaborations with several other developers, who
> do not all share the same geographic space.

Supporting your software doesn't mean you have to be available
for any noob 24/7. You're to linux audio what Linus is for
the kernel, but I don't think Linus hangs out in IRC all day
to answer questions about kernel parameters to people who are
too lazy to read the docs.



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