[Ardour-Users] not upgrading...

sonofzev at iinet.net.au sonofzev at iinet.net.au
Thu Dec 17 18:38:11 PST 2009

>On Thursday 17 Dec 2009 11:11:30 Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
>> On 12/16/2009 11:53 PM, Mark Greenwood wrote:
>> > Get it working. Then leave it alone. Do not think that the latest new
>> > feature will help you bring your ideas to life - it will not. It will
>> > only take up your time, time that could be spent playing music.
>> >
>> > I know professional studios who still run Atari STs with Cubase
>> > version 1, because it works. They're not interested in the latest
>> > features, they're interested in making music.
>> >
>> > Linux is a marvellous thing, but getting a Linux DAW to work is a
>> > large investment of time. Once you have it working, leave it alone.
>> > Leave it alone until the hardware stops working. It's the only way.
>> >
>> > This is my advice. See rule 2.
>> sound advice, certainly. this approach will keep users sane who don't 
>> want too much of their energy tied up with computing issues.
>> and here's the *but*:
>> it doesn't really work in an open-source ecosystem, if you want support 
>> from developers and exchange with fellow users, because the latest and 
>> greatest is where it's at, with all the associated loss of productive time.

Here's a novel idea that I pinched from every place I've worked at.... 

Have a stable production system and a development system... i.e. separate
partitions disk.. .(you can share /boot for your kernels though.)

test your upgrades on your dev partition before commiting them to the production
one.. That way you can always produce music without having to worry that you've
borked your OS... 


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