[Ardour-Users] Linux distributions

fred f.rech at yahoo.fr
Sat Oct 1 11:34:54 PDT 2011

Le 01/10/2011 18:27, Ralf Mardorf a écrit :
> On Sat, 2011-10-01 at 11:58 -0400, Edward Diehl wrote:
>> A nice audio-oriented Ubuntu linux distro is DreamLinux.  You can install
>> kxstudio on top of this, though there seems to be some conflict between
>> some of the kxstudio stuff and the DreamLinux packages which have similar
>> content.  At any rate DreamLinux gives you a very up-to-date Linux audio
>> distro with, for example, recent SVN versions of ffado and linuxsampler,
>> giving you very good support for those packages.   However, I have to say,
>> I prefer AVLinux which has also the latest packages, because I prefer the
>> more stripped-down approach (LXDE vs Unity interface), removal of pulse
>> audio in AVLinux.  However, the only kxstudio app available on AVLinux is
>> carla which is a plugin host since the others depend on ladish and hence
>> Jack2, and AVLinux uses Jack1 (I think that is the issue, I might be
>> wrong).  At any rate, both AVLinux and DreamStudio have bootable DVD
>> versions allowing you to test them before installation.
> The more exotic an audio distro is, the less help you can expect from
> small communities. I prefer major distros. They are averaged desktop
> orientated, which is an disadvantage, but they all have got third party
> repositories and a huge community and this is much more important. If
> you will avoid PA, than don't use Suse, but Debian. Debian by default
> don't use PA. Others might give you information about Fedora and others.
+1 on Debian,
maybe we're at 0.04 ?
> 0.02 EUR,
> Ralf
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