> Please forgive me for my english.
No need - your English is fine.
> For audio stuff we should stop crusade. We should choose
> one GUI paltform.
I'm inclined to agree. I know a lot of people are choosing Fluxbox
because of the low resource overhead.
> I saw only two application that runs on any linux distro with easy
> installation without using make, configure etc and spending time to
> install additional libraries if required (Netscape and openoffice).
Perhaps they were static binaries, with all the libraries compiled in.
Although that's a good way to make sure an application will install
without dependencies, I don't think it's particularly efficient. In
my view, the best solution is a robust package management system such
as apt or urpmi. Apt is used by both DeMuDi and Planet CCRMA at home,
while Thac's RPMs for Mandrake uses urpmi.
> You should seriously
> consider what i wrote above as future standards for audio
> application listed in distros.
While there is the freedesktop.org initiative for general users, I
don't think anyone has attempted to set compatibility standards for
Linux audio workstations. At the moment, I'd expect that most of the
adaptation work is falling on the binary package maintainers.
> Its time to do right thing and not
> just talking about it.
I'm in 100% agreement with you there!
Sorry to have gone quiet for a bit, but I've been really busy with
articles and publicity work related to libre audio software!
* Trade magazine Pro Sound News Europe carried a feature on Linux
audio in the August issue, written by Simon Trask. I did an interview
for that, representing linuxaudio.org
* LinuxUser & Developer magazine has agreed to publish a monthly
'Audio Libre' feature; I wrote the first article about AGNULA/DeMuDi
and it will be out by the end of this month.
* The October issue of Sound on Sound is just out, with a two page
feature on JACK with OS X, also written by me.
I'm also working with Ron Parker to compile a promotional CD of 'made
with Linux' music. I've selected 15 tracks from over 900MB of Oggs
and MP3s collected from the internet, and Ron is doing the mastering
using Jamin at Mirror Image Studios. I hoping we'll be able to get
this CD distributed as a magazine coverdisc by the end of this year.
On the hardware manufacturers liaison side, I've been talking to AMD
on a regular basis, and we now have a technical contact there for
x86_64 porting issues. Please email me if you'd like to make contact