[ubuntu-studio-devel] Feature Spec Discussion: introduce ubuntustudio-audio-minimal meta package

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Wed May 21 21:11:20 UTC 2014

On Wed, 21 May 2014, Jimmy Sjölund wrote:

> Shouldn't there be a DAW of some kind? Ardour is the main that comes to
> mind, but I suppose is rather big? 

No. Not in the audio-minimal. There are a number of daws around, but what 
we do want to include is enough so that any DAW will work. I am personally 
not sure about including plugins. A reasonably complete synth (hopefully 
GM based) so sound can be made, But not a beat box or sequencer as that is 
a user choice. We are moving out of the huge meta thing and into choosing 
applications that the user wants for their workflow. There are some people 
who might be happy with no MIDI stuff at all. My own reality is that all 
of my recording to this point has used no Synth sounds or MIDI control. So 
I could be very happy with guitarix and ardour plus a good set of effects 

On the other hand, the SW/OS I have on my drive takes up a very small 
percentage of drive space even with all of studio on it plus other SW on 
top of that. Our custom menu keeps all these applications managable.

Once we add an application, it can be removed.... but, that application 
may have brought in depends that would not be removed with the removal of 
that app. It would be best just to install those things that are 
wanted/needed in the first place as much as possible.

Len Ovens

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