[Ardour-Users] State of Gentoo for audio was Mac recommendations

Geoff Beasley geoff at laughingboyrecords.com
Sat Nov 8 13:41:56 PST 2008

On Saturday 08 November 2008 15:16:05 Ray Rashif wrote:
> I switched to Arch from Gentoo. Personally (and honestly), I don't 
know if
> there's any "performance improvement". Hell, if there were to be a
> one-second "improvement" in i/o and r/w it wouldn't be obvious to 
me at
> all.
> BUT, there is what I call a "system improvement" =p If you could 
emerge 10
> times a week, you can write a PKGBUILD in 10 seconds for 
whatever software
> package you need that has not a buildscript written for it or a 
binary made
> off it.
> Don't spend so much time thinking about which platform to deploy 
and settle
> on. At the end of the day, you just need to load up the same 
software set
> and start work asap. That is why most people choose to pay a 
premium for a
> Digidesign Mac bundle.

I utterly concur and have done exactly as described above.  (except 
the bit about Digiwhocares of course :)  )

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