[Ardour-Users] Struggling to do anything at all

John Rigg au at sound-man.co.uk
Fri Aug 3 10:41:29 PDT 2007

On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 02:43:27PM -0000, John Emmas wrote:
> Sorry to jump on the bandwagon here - but I must admit, I've also been
> disappointed by Ardour's  many stability issues (and I don't even use Ardour
> for 'real' work - I only use it in testing).
> I didn't mention anything before because nobody else was complaining about
> stability so I assumed it was just my particular installation.  But it's
> becoming clear that lots of people are having stability problems and they've
> probably all been keeping for the same reason.....  just like me - they
> thought it was only happening to them!

To put this in perspective, I've been doing `real' work with Ardour
for the past year and a half, first with the 0.99.x series and now
2.0.2 (haven't yet had time to upgrade to the current version).
I've experienced one or two crashes, but usually these are so infrequent
that they aren't a problem; certainly no worse than proprietary DAWs I've
used. I think it's a little unfair for users of the latest SVN code
to complain that they can't do their everyday work with it. Those who
use bleeding edge software need to be prepared to live with the problems.
If that isn't possible, it's easy enough to stick to the official
releases for `real' work.


More information about the Ardour-Users mailing list