ttoine at ttoine.net
Sun Oct 14 21:44:17 UTC 2012
But is there a "fully open and free software" that can used instead of LMMS ?
2012/10/14 Eric Hedekar <afterthebeep at gmail.com>:
> On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 1:31 PM, Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:
>> The ubuntu version of LMMS seems to come with VST support including wine
>> (depends not recomends). We have had some of this stuff before and there
>> has been issues with 64bit ISO builds as I recall. In other words a 64bit
>> machine can load wine but the ISO still doesn't build. We had that problem
>> before we went to live ISO... so there would be another problem as well.
>> When wine loads it grabs the windows fonts which are free but licensed.
>> The user has to ok the license. I don't know that this would be possible
>> with ubiquity... Doesn't work with jackd. It may be best to leave it as
>> extra SW. Interesting thing is that as installed, the software center
>> can't see LMMS even though synaptic can. The sources have to be added
>> under other software -> Canonical Partners and/or Independent, before it
>> shows up. This may mean it is not considered to be _in_ the ubuntu repos.
>> Also after ISO install software center can't install software until the
>> update manager has been run at least once (bug reported and confirmed,
>> seems not to be a US problem).
>> Len Ovens
> Quite right. There are licensing issues that LMMS is currently built with
> in the repos that we can't exactly include by default. It would take a lot
> of work to tweak and maintain a different LMMS build, and even then we'd be
> creating a reduced feature set for the end user and those who really want to
> use the program would likely install a different version (or be discouraged
> by our included version and not use the program at all). It's probably best
> to stick with more fully open and free software, suggesting LMMS to those
> interested in using VST-based production methods, possibly via a suggestion
> in our help documents.
> - Eric Hedekar
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