[Ardour-Users] The future?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 08:21:24 PDT 2010

>> On Wed, 11 Aug 2010, david headon wrote:
>> > Ardour/Jack users from the Gentoo or SuSe community, are there any
>> > advantages to running a system on these platforms?

Just my opinion, but...

I don't pick a distro because it runs an app. I pick it because I
using the maintenance tools fit me. 98% of running Gentoo is layman,
eix-sync and learning to use emerge and etc-update to keep things
up-to-date. It's literally about 2% of the effort I put in on the
machines to emerge Jack and Ardour and every other app in the
pro-audio overlay. 5% if I decide I need a real-time kernel.

Just yesterday I wanted to look at Ardour source code, so: (from memory)

layman -A pro-audio
vi /etc/portage/package.keywords
emerge Ardour

and the app was on my system and running. Getting the source code only was

ebuild /path-to-ebuild/Ardour-2.8.7 unpack

That's it. All done. Less than 5 minutes to build Ardour and all it's

Just my opinion but every distro works the same once you get the same
software on the box. It's really a matter of how you get it there,
when you get it there, how hard it is to get it there and how
important it is to you to have it there today. Gentoo works for me but
it really doesn't work for lots of people with slow Internet
connections and slower computers.

Pick what works for you, or pick what the developers use. Picking what
other people told me to never worked very well for me.

Just my opinion,

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