[Ardour-Users] Debian?

John Rigg au at jrigg.co.uk
Wed Aug 11 04:15:02 PDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 11:47:40AM +0200, christian at shamanbenefit.net wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: simonzwise at gmail.com
> To: ardour-users at lists.ardour.org
> Date: 11.08.2010 11:25:14
> Subject: Re: [Ardour-Users] Debian?
> > I don't think that Debian  "Stable" is a sensible choice for audio use, it just isn't intended for that 
> > purpose
> Thanks for your concern. I didn't know that it was not intended for audio production.

I've been using Debian stable for a few years now on my DAWs. I've had a few
problems with unstable and testing after upgrades in the past (like X breaking)
so I've stuck with stable for production use.

Using Debian stable does require a lot of packages to be compiled from
source though, as some are not recent enough to work. In addition to
Ardour 2 I've compiled JACK, libsndfile, liblo, lv2, aubio and waf,
along with a custom kernel and the corresponding version of ALSA.

Some might not regard this as "sensible", but my systems work well and 
(most importantly) are reliable enough for paid work.


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