[ardour-users] CCRMA vs. AGNULA

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue Apr 5 11:00:12 PDT 2005

On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 22:21, lewis.jon at att.net wrote:
> Maybe I am conceptually challenged here. My understanding at this point is 
> that Red Hat, Fedora, Debian and Gentoo are all different distributions 
> of the Linux kernel. CCARMA and AGNULA are modifications to the Linux kernel 
> (Red Hat/Fedora and Red Hat/Debian respectively) which are customized for 
> low-latency audio and video. Is this accurate? Am I missing something? 
> Are there more options? Again, I am looking for stability. What is the 
> best combination to use?

That is a hard question to answer as there is no "correct" answer. If
you have the time, patience and bandwidth I'd say try them all. In the
process you will learn a lot about Linux itself and that knowledge will
be useful for any of the three outlined above (or AudioSlack for
Slackware, Thac's RPMS for Mandrake and so on and so forth - there are
even more choices!). 

For example, individual details on how the kernel itself was built and
what version it is in each distribution or package collection may make
one of them work better on your hardware (or not work at all :-). 

-- Fernando

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