community wiki suggestions

Toma tomhaste at
Wed Jan 2 23:51:20 GMT 2008

Sounds good.

Not many people know the possibilities with jack in particular and
dont realise the possibilities of linking a bunch of powerful apps
together. People can look at ardour for instance and say 'but it
doesnt do midi' and 'I want drums in it' and then discount it as weak
software. Personally, I have a sweet setup with
Ardour+Hydrogen+Rosegarden to handle all my needs. And I keep telling
people about it on IRC but theyre still clueless to what im talking
about, till they take a dive into it and see whats possible.

I think the guides must be simple. People with short patience after a
bothersome setup (X not working, sound not working, NTFS drives not
mounted) will be looking for a painless as possible setup of the rest
of the stuff. On that note, a new jack/portaudio/sound guide might be
needed aswell.


On 03/01/2008, hollunder at <hollunder at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I thought about writing some documentation and resource
> collection for Linux audio apps to put it on my website but figured
> that it might be wiser to do that in the Ubuntustudio wiki instead as
> it would be easier for people to add resources and more people would
> profit from it.
> a) What I have in mind is something like this:
> --------
> [App Name] - [link to project web-page]
> - Short description, 2-3 sentences, maybe important features
> - first use hints, whatever you need to do to get the app running e.g.:
> install linuxsampler for qsampler [link to tutorial] or just something
> like 'click this and that to make creox expose its jack ports'. There's
> almost always something to make the first experience easier.
> - links to tutorials
> - links to additional resources (drum-kits for hydrogen, patches for
> zynaddsubfx) as these are not so easy to find if they are not linked on
> the apps web-page (in which case it doesn't necessarily need to be
> linked here).
> [tags]
> -------
> Just because I think that tags are a better way to sort things
> than categories. I don't know if that is possible and/or working well
> with the wiki software. It's the reason why I thought about doing that
> stuff in a cms or blog-like thing as they usually support tags.
> I haven't done an example thing yet, I hope that the above is
> sufficient to get the idea.
> I'd start with apps that are included in Ubuntustudio and would add a
> tag like [in repo since 7.04], but also add apps that are not included.
> I think that the above form and contents should give a good enough
> overview to make working with the included apps easier but I'd like to
> hear what you think about it. I never worked with a wiki and won't be
> fast with adding stuff this way, but that's why a wiki is a good thing.
> People can help building that and add resources that I don't know, and
> the whole thing is likely to work better in this wiki than on a random
> page no-one knows.
> b) I think that the way Linux audio apps work is quite unique and that
> the work-flows to work efficiently might be a bit different.
> That's why I think that it could be useful to many users to see the
> work-flow of other, more experienced users, to get an idea of what is
> possible using jack and all that different apps.
> It would be really great if we could get people to document their
> work-flow and application setup as an example for other users.
> It would probably be useful to do that in a graphical manner as well
> (screen-shots? diagrams?)
> That's enough babble from my side, I'm looking forward to your
> opinions.
> Best regards
>         Philipp
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