[ubuntu-studio-devel] Some thoughts, frustrations, and considerations.

Thomas Pfundt captain-tux at protonmail.ch
Wed Sep 26 08:49:37 UTC 2018

Hi Alexandru,

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On 26 Sep 2018, 09:48, Alexandru Băluț wrote:
> People from Jack, PulseAudio, GStreamer, GNOME, KDE
> will meet at the end of October for a hackfest about
> improving the Linux audio situation. If successful,
> it seems this will make distributions focused on audio less relevant.

That sounds great and PipeWire seems like a good project to bring audio/video production on Linux forward, but I don't completely agree with the conclusion.

Besides of the project aims being relatively vague at this point and them basically creating a roadmap in October, which is far from being woking and stable, just having good audio support in a system isn't everything.

Ubuntu Studio for example also comes with a lot of pre-installed software that is not only used just for configuration, e.g. samplers, instruments, effect plugins and MIDI stuff. Other than that, it also installs some useful GIMP plugins and many additional fonts (although a bit messy at this point) for graphics work.

After all, the point is to be able to install an optimised system without spending a lot of time searching for all the software, plugins and configurations if you're doing this type of work with it. So I don't think these distributions have run their course yet, or will any time soon.
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