[ardour-users] Re: Is there an Ardour for Windows

rossen rpa at mochiron.org
Tue Mar 15 04:52:04 PST 2005

Pierre Muller wrote:
> Hi,
> I would just like to find out it there is an Ardour for
> windows and if so, where can I download it?
> Regards
> Pierre M
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from the ardour manual:

Why doesn't Ardour run on Windows ?

There have been several discussions about porting Ardour to Windows. The 
obstacles are relatively few in number, but rather substantial in 
significance. Ardour was written to run on operating systems that 
properly and efficiently support a portable operating system standard 
called POSIX (endorsed by the US government and many other large 
organizations). Linux and OS X both do a good job of supporting POSIX, 
but Windows does not. In particular, the efficiency with which Windows 
handles certain aspects of the POSIX standard makes it very hard to port 
Ardour to that platform. It is not impossible that we will port Ardour 
at some point, but Windows continues to be a rather unsuitable platform 
for pro-audio work despite the improvements that have been made to it in 
the last few years.

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