[Ardour-Dev] SVN 3134

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sun Jun 15 23:42:01 PDT 2008

On Sun, 2008-06-15 at 23:10 -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-06-15 at 19:20 -0700, Rich E wrote:
> > This was something that had stopped me for quite some time from
> > compiling ardour from svn . I use jack from the ubuntu repositories,
> > and ardour always seems to be ahead of them. For about 1 month, I was
> > able to compile ardour with  libjack-0.103.0 from the gutsy
> > repositories... but no longer.  Now it seems that, once again, if I
> > want to use anything other later than 2.41 (which had lots of bugs in
> > my experience), I need to uninstall all ubuntu/ubuntu-studio packages
> > and compile from source.  What a drag.. so much that I gave up on
> > beta-testing ardour.
> > 
> > It is one thing that the 3.0 branch is using jack from svn, but why
> > make 2-ongoing depend on unstable packages as well? What happens when
> > 2.5 comes out and no one can use it because their jack version isn't
> > new enough?
> people who use packages won't get packages till the distribution package
> maintainers build them and update the dependencies. people who build
> from source will either build from source or wait. what else can we do?
> > Maybe there are steps to be taken before this happens that I am
> > unaware of.
> we cannot be responsible for what versions of JACK are packaged with a
> given distribution.  note that JACK 0.109.2 was released in January of
> 2008, almost 6 months ago. If a distribution has not caught up with that
> version, then all we can really do is say "don't bother to try to use
> this distribution for beta-testing ardour".

Well, ahem, if a distribution wants to have a stable jack for production
use 0.109.2 is not an option. It has known problems (that may have just
been solved in svn). So it is not as simple as pictured. 

-- Fernando

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