[ubuntu-studio-devel] Carla (was: Audio Handbook)

Erich Eickmeyer eeickmeyer at ubuntu.com
Fri Feb 22 16:09:31 UTC 2019

Hi all,

On 2/22/2019 6:20 AM, lukefromdc at hushmail.com wrote:
> A worry in any distro including WINE in thr default install would be that the distro would no longer be immune to Windows malware, at least not to those varients that run in WINE. A single report of a user's audio files getting encrypted with ransomware would be very bad for the whole distro. 
> On 2/22/2019 at 3:27 AM, "Ross Gammon" <rosco at ubuntustudio.org> wrote:
>> On 2/20/19 6:28 PM, Erich Eickmeyer wrote:
>>> Well, the good news with this is that Carla is very close to 
>> being
>>> included. If nothing else we're putting it in the backports PPA. 
>> While
>>> the Windows bridges won't be included if you just install Carla, 
>> the
>>> bridges are available as separate sub-packages installable from 
>> the
>>> command line, Synaptic, or (my personal favorite) Muon.
>> I can understand why Carla does not depend on the Windows bridges
>> (installing these should be a user choice - many use a "Free as in
>> freedom" Operating System for a reason :-) ).
>> But wine is in the universe as far as I can tell. Is there any 
>> reason
>> why we could not add the bridges to our seeds if "most" Audio users
>> would appreciate it?
>> Ross

My biggest concern was ISO bloat, and Luke raises some concerns as well
that I don't feel I can address. I'd love to hear some thoughts on this.


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