Jack inclusion in Main

Luis de Bethencourt luisbg at ubuntu.com
Wed Aug 26 00:44:24 BST 2009

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 12:04 AM, Scott
Lavender<slavender at consolidated.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-08-24 at 01:06 -0700, Eric Hedekar wrote:
>> In Bug #416778 ( https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/416778 ) Loïc Minier
>> has requested further public discussion on the subject of Jack Audio
>> Server http://jackaudio.org/ being included in the Main repositories.
>> I was told this list would be the best place for that discussion.  I
>> am also CCing the ubuntu-studio-devel at lists.ubuntu.com because the
>> Ubuntu Studio team has been the driving force behind this inclusion
>> request and are extremely knowledgeable in regards to JACK.
>> Here are a couple of my thoughts on the matter as to why Jack should
>> be included in Main.
>> - Many bugs have been filed against various audio servers currently in
>> Main (xine, alsa, portaudio, pulseaudio) requesting that the JACK
>> bridge/plugin/output/etc... be turned on or compiled into the package
>> - this is not possible without the inclusion of Jack in Main.  Bugs
>> #152487, #84900, #109659, and #360590 (this may not be a complete
>> list, and duplicates of most of these have been filed).
>> - The libffado drivers for firewire soundcards
>> ( http://www.ffado.org ) are only supported by the Jack driver.  This
>> makes these common, pro, semi-pro, and hobbyist audio cards
>> inaccessible for most applications without the previous audio server
>> bridges/plugins/outputs to jack available.  Owners of these cards must
>> recompile major audio drivers in order to get basic Ubuntu sound.
>> - Jack is an audio server designed specifically for professional
>> reliable audio signals.  This is not a duplicate server clogging up
>> the "audio mess", which some people believe exists in Linux, it is a
>> specialty tool for musicians, audio engineers, and anyone using Linux
>> for professional audio. (In-fact if anything, allowing the
>> aforementioned bugs to get fixed would clean up a large chunk of the
>> "audio mess" which some believe exists.  It would at least stop a
>> large segment of people from griping so loudly about and attempting to
>> remove PulseAudio.)
>> Please voice your opinion on the matter.
>> -Eric Hedekar
> Adding JACK into the main would be a great benefit as others have
> already mentioned.
> This has my full support.
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