[ubuntu-studio-devel] support for wine-rt out-of-box?

Kaj Ailomaa zequence at mousike.me
Sat Aug 20 09:56:39 UTC 2016

On Sat, Aug 20, 2016, at 11:54 AM, Set Hallstrom wrote:
> Hi Hank!
> On 2016-08-19 08:47, Hank Stanglow wrote:
> > Hello, I am a Web Developer, Artist, Musician, and long time user of
> > Ubuntu Studio. You guys do a great job! This distribution gives me the
> > best out-of-box experience for Web Development and I find the Art and
> > Publishing tools perfectly adequate for my needs. 
> Thank you for reaching out with your input in such an uplifting tone!
> > Music and Video? Not
> > so much, but this a problem for all Linux distributions. In fact, after
> > seven years of fumbling with the JACK/ALSA/Pulse nightmare I've given up
> > using native tools and now use WINE exclusively for audio work. Even KX
> > Studio has more problems than I care to deal with and the only thing I
> > take from its repos is wine-rt. If I were to make ONE suggestion for
> > Ubuntu Studio it would be to have a super stable, low-latency WINE-rt
> > environment for audio users (or good instructions on how to set one up).
> I agree that the state of Linux in terms of Music is tougher than
> mainstream OS. Since i mainly record hardware electronics, it isn't much
> of an issue for me personally. But lately I've grown pretty fond of
> qtractor for ITB (In The Box) production with midi controlled Software
> synthesizers. I have yet to finish a song to prove my point, but while
> it is a little wilder than i remember ITB production from other OS'es,
> it actually works :) For video editing i always have to point towards
> blender's VSE which has become pretty awesome if one has got the time to
> get familiar with its GUI.
> I'm not 100% sure, but i think wine isn't distributed because of the
> license. However, your idea of creating good instruction on how to set
> it up is an excellent one. In fact, we really need help with
> documentation. If you have any spare time to share, you are welcome to
> join the ubuntustudio-documentation team. Maybe pass by our IRC channel
> sometime on freenode #ubuntustudio-devel and say hi?:)

Wine is fully free. We have distributed it before. But, I've never tried
wine-rt myself and it doesn't exist in Debian repos, and hence neither
in Ubuntu repos. Someone would need to package it. If that happens, we
can include it.

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