[Ardour-Dev] Ardour CD's

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Mon Jan 19 20:49:35 PST 2009

Ben Bell wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 12:39:24PM +0700, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
>> - Item 2 is a Live boot CD with just Ardour running as lean and mean as 
> A variation on this (or something this could grow into) would be a
> maintained reference release of a genuinely useful ardour-centric studio,
> both live CD and install-to-harddisk.
>  * ardour
>  * JAMin?
>  * A known-good set of plugins.
>  * 100% support for a certain good hardware configs (ice1712, HDSP)
> A lot of people ask for hardware recommendations or plugin
> recommendations and shipping "supported" ardour distributions. Having
> something like this that we can say is the non-techie's guaranteed-to-work
> version would be a Good Thing.
> We could do this ourselves or with the help of CCRMA, 64studio or
> whatever but IMHO it ought to be very much a cut-down distribution that
> was just ardour related stuff with only plugins that work.
> It would be useful for users to have an installation of ardour that we knew
> was configured correctly and for us to have something of a focal point
> for the development. "This is the Studio Release of Ardour. Feel free to
> install you distribution's version or build your own, but if you want to
> build a system from scratch around Ardour, here's how we recommend you
> do it."

I agree that it will be useful. Someone else has mentioned that it 
should not be available for free though. This would be another way to 
make some money.


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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