[ubuntu-studio-devel] Packages up for removal, unless someone wants to maintain them

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Sat Aug 22 17:23:53 UTC 2015

On Sat, 22 Aug 2015, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:

> phat is not included in our seeds. But, it's in the meta package called
> multimedia-devel. But, that should be safe to remove.
> That only leaves jack-rack. How badly do we want to keep it?

Is there a utility like dssi-host-jack for ladspa plugins to replace it? 
There are some plugin authors (some of the best I might add) that will 
only ever produce their plugins as ladspa and are not interested in making 
LV2 versions. I think sox can do this... but anything with sox is not for 
newbys... ECAsound could do this too, but we don't include it as we are 
doing GUI stuff so no Nama DAW.

jack-rack is the only application for putting to together a standalone set 
of Ladspa plugins... but the fact that it is not maintained says 
something. Almost anyone who uses plugins uses them inside something else 

Guitarix may be able to replace this. How easy is it to bypass the amp 
emulation and just use the effects rack? Rakarrack may work for some 
people too, but the last update for that was 2010... I expect it will 
vanish soon as well.

Guitarix looks like the best fit to replace jack-rack. Though not (by it's 
name) what someone just looking for an effects box is likely to look for.

Len Ovens

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