Call for Testing: FFADO and Jack

Andrew Hunter andrew at aehunter.net
Fri Aug 29 01:06:41 BST 2008


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Andrew Hunter wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> 
> I am pleased to announce that I have gotten the packaging of FFADO to
> the point where additional testing is required.
> 
> In order to get the updated packages, you will need to add the Ubuntu
> Studio PPA[1], apt-get update and apt-get install jackd. Instructions on
> how to use jackd with ffado are available here[2]. (For those of you
> running Intrepid, I also have available now in my personal PPA)
> 
> I hope that this will provide better jack support for the firewire audio
> cards that are not supported by FreeBoB.
> 
> If there are no significant problems with the new package and updated
> Jack, I will file for a Feature Freeze exception to get FFADO into
> Intrepid and into our next release.
> 
> There is one caveat to these packages however, the upstream developers
> have asked packagers not to enable generic framework support. This means
> that some cards listed "Reported to work" may not with this
> configuration. I will be contacting upstream to see if this is still
> the case.
> 
> With that said, please test and reply with your feedback!
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Andrew.

Forgot to attach links...

[1]https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntustudio-dev/+archive
[2]I realized what I was looking for was in the README. Start jack with
- -d firewire to use FFADO.
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