[ubuntu-studio-devel] Vision for 19.10 and 20.04 LTS

eeickmeyer at ubuntu.com eeickmeyer at ubuntu.com
Tue May 7 22:06:25 UTC 2019

Hi Thomas!

On Tue, 2019-05-07 at 21:30 +0000, Thomas Pfundt wrote:
> Hi Erich and all others reading, 
> On 6 May 2019, 23:01, <eeickmeyer at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> >  ubuntustudio-installer is now the tool to bolt-on Ubuntu Studio
> to 
> >  any other official flavor of Ubuntu. As I look at this goal I
> presented 
> >  in the link above, I feel as though we have accomplished this.
> Glad to read about this update. I still feel that it's a very
> important step in the development and would like to share my sincere
> appreciation for everybody's work. 
> Since KXStudio is not  updated currently, that leaves people who
> depend on old guides in a vulnerable situation. With the addition of
> these tools, I think it's become much easier to move to a standard
> Ubuntu derivative for audio work now. Nothing against Falk's work
> though, in fact, I think he should actually join up too. 
> I've used the KXS-repository myself for a long time in US, mostly for
> wineasio, since I work with Reaper in Wine and have a ton of Windows
> VSTs in there. I know that there are other solutions, but running
> them in Wine is the safest bet for me, currently. 
Carla and the wine bridges are now in Ubuntu's repos (and our backports
PPA), with Carla itself in Ubuntu Studio 19.04 by default. That should
take care of most of that need.

As far as FalkTX (Filipe Coelho)'s work, he's actually exited that I'm
working on getting KXStudio's "stuff" in Ubuntu. That had actually been
a hope of his all along. I know he still wants to do KXStudio
separately, but he'd rather make software than make OS's. You'll notice
even the Cadence suite has taken a back seat to Carla, where
development hasn't stopped despite KXStudio being on hiatus.

By the way, wine-rt isn't necessary anymore. FalkTX has stated that one
should be able to get real-time or low latency processing out of wine
in the repos. Hence, Carla's bridges no longer compile against wine-rt.

That said, the stance we must take is that adding KXStudio's repos to
Ubuntu should neither be necessary nor supported. Once you add that,
since it's not a simple PPA, it tends to make what I call a
"Frankenbuntu,' grabbing parts from all over to make something work.
It's hacky, and ugly.  As far as I'm concerned, adding the KXStudio
repos means you no longer have Ubuntu Studio, even if that's what you
initially installed.

Anyhow, that's my rant on that. Good to hear from you!

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