On 09/12/2013 08:18 PM, Christopher R. Antila wrote:
Hello Docs and Audio Creation SIGs:
Now that I have a little more time in my life, I'd like to properly
update the Musicians' Guide for Fedora 20. Since there are so many
possible tasks, and I'm not really the best person to judge what changes
would be most useful, I want to include others in the revision-planning
These broad goals can help focus our efforts:
(1) Incorporate changes to software since Fedora 16.
(2) Eliminate content present in upstream documentation. This would
preserve Fedora-specific information, the sample creative projects, and
(3) Do copyediting to ensure high-quality, low-ambiguity, easily
translated text. If we do this, it should be a concerted effort in one
place, to minimize the amount of text that requires re-translation.
Possible specific tasks:
- see what can be removed from Qtractor, referring to upstream docs
- include Ardour 3, if it'll be ready during Fedora 20 cycle
- use the SuperCollider GUI rather than the GEdit plugin
- rationalize the SuperCollider chapter, which is half the guide
BTW, the qtractor by docs klaatu et al complete ignore buses which is
integral to working with plugins. Very well laid out and useful
documentation in every other respect though.
I think the hardest part of navigating around Linux audio is finding a
method that is conducive to your workflow. It's not so much the
applications (as you've stated *some* good docs upstream, some bad), but
more of a way of keeping everything together so that you can just turn
stuff on and go when inspiration hits.
Perhaps some focus on session management?
F20 has the latest version of non-session-manager. Could be worth a
look. Upstream projects are looking to embrace it over jack-session
(qjackctl) these days due to its flexibility, but both are worth a
mention. Qtractor is also nsm enabled now for example. Ladish review
request is still in stasis unfortunately - I'd push it if it didn't rely
soley on jack DBUS (bug reports abound - non-dbus qjackctl and
ladish/gladish). It certainly confuses things, but it is a great
project. On that note, jack upstream recommends that jackd and jackdbus
should be mutually exclusive. I'm not sure if that is even possible with RPM
Sorry for the brain dump,