On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 12:55, Adrian Knoth <a...@drcomp.erfurt.thur.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 11:20:17AM -0300, Felipe Sateler wrote:
>> > So whoever is concerned, please share your opinion. ;)
>> I would think that at this stage of Linux audio, trying to do pro
>> audio with a stable release of debian is nuts.
> Not really. ardour-2.8.7, calf-plugins and ffado will be part of
> squeeze, this equals 98% of my daily work.

I'll dare predict you won't be saying the same a few months from now.
Either new interfaces won't be supported by ffado, or some annoying
bugs will be fixed, or some new feature in the stack will prove very
useful, or whatever.

>> On the other hand, for casual use of jack, a more stable version would
>> be preferred over a more featureful one.
> Unfortunately, this is only half of the story. For the occasional use of
> jack, jackd2 is easier to use, because it can suspend pulseaudio.
> In the jackd1 case, the user needs to shutdown pulseaudio or any other
> application blocking the soundcard. d.

Ah, that is a good for jack2.

>> So I would go with jack1 for squeeze.
> I'm completely undecided. Whenever I write "Ok, let's stick to jackd1
> and upgrade in squeeze-and-a-half if need be", I remember that at least
> Free, Jonas and me are using jackd2 for quite some time, so why not
> switch immediately... ;)

Also, if my understanding is correct, jack2 is ABI compatible with
jack1, so no library transition is needed.


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