On 05/18/2013 11:59 AM, Onyeibo Oku wrote:
Okay, I have two boxes waiting to get a feel of Linux audio. These two
machines will be used in studios by Linux Skeptics. So, I need this
adventure to work real fine. Which way do I go? I am happy with Gnome3
DE but it looks like the Linux music world favours KDE. Does that mean
I can't have a studio running on Gnome DE?
I wouldn't say Linux audio favours KDE, more that they don't favour the
Gnome desktop but it mainly is due to personal workflow preference
rather than any other reason. Whatever works for you.
How about Real-time kernel? Is it advisable to use the regular Fedora
release in Studios? I know about Fedora Jam. Do they stock rt-kernels?
What are the gains? I am looking to install Ardour3 on these machines
(btw, I don't see that on our repos. Why?).
The planetccrma repo provides rt-kernels for Fedora. IF you need that
extra low-latency it is probably a good idea, but most people with
modest requirements can do just fine with stock kernels with threadirqs
No one has packaged Ardour 3 as yet. It will be a new package I imagine
so will have to go through the review process as both can be installed
side by side. I'm sure someone will get to it eventually.
Any thing else?
I'll appreciate a leading before I dive in
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