[ubuntu-studio-devel] Grant Introduction WAS: Re: Introduction.

Grant Burton bbbabynet at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 12:13:20 UTC 2015


hi Kaj

*ok will do. I have several computers and many harddrives so its no
problem. just not looking forward to doing the dev environment again.*
* I'm waiting to get an operation on my back so for the foreseeable future
I don't have nothing better to do.*

*Thanks for having me*

*Grant*



On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 10:58 AM, Kaj Ailomaa <zequence at mousike.me> wrote:

> On Sat, May 30, 2015, at 09:46 AM, Grant Burton wrote:
> > Greetings all
> >
> > my name is Grant and I'm an American ex-pat living in Spain. I'm a
> > musician/computer repair dude. I've been using Ubuntu studio several
> > years
> > because, somehow I ended up with an HP media center PC with a TV card and
> > studio is the only operating system I could get everything to work. I do
> > have another computer I could use. I just need ddr3 memory that should be
> > here any day now.
> >
> > I'm not a programmer but I've been an official beta tester for windows,
> > symantec and sound-forge. I've installed Ubuntu on over 50 different
> > computers and Ubuntu studio on 5
> >
> > I use kdenlive & Ardour extensively
> >
> > I tried to upgrade my system to wily.... it took several hours and at
> > first
> > glance everything seem ok but it's not. I  upgraded because it was really
> > hard to get the TV card to work and I was hoping it would keep the
> > configuration… it didn't
> >
> > Question: how could I better help your project…. should I keep this
> > installation or install from zero?
> >
> >
>
> Hi Grant!
>
> Sounds like you have some experience in installations, and we could use
> some more help with testing.
> There's no formal testing for a while, since we're mostly doing planning
> atm.
>
> It's best if you have a machine exclusively for testing/development, so
> that you don't need to bork your production environment. It's quite
> alright to use a virtual machine for a lot of the work, though for low
> latency audio and some of the video/graphics you will need an actual
> machine. Dual boot is ok too.
>
> A fresh install is recommended. Best to get rid of any old settings,
> even user settings and start fresh to make sure to not have any odd
> variables floating around.
>
> If you like, you can begin testing right away, and as soon as you find a
> bug, a problem, or you have any questions, just let us know.
> Else, you can just hang back for now, and we'll get to the more formal
> testing later, which will not commence until for another month at least.
>
> You are also wecome to join any discussions we have until then which
> concerns planning.
>
> That's about all I can think of right now :)
>
> /Kaj
>
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