Ubuntu Studio 8.10, -rt and 2.6.27
coryisatm at ubuntu.com
Mon Sep 1 20:56:30 BST 2008
Marc R.J. Brevoort wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Sep 2008, Cory K. wrote:
>> we're looking at these options:
>> * Shipping the -generic kernel with this 8.10 release of Ubuntu
>> Studio and let people compile their own -rt kernel. With a latter
>> PPA release of -rt for testing as upstream support happens.
>> * Ship a out-of-sync 2.6.26-rt kernel, hoping for a Stable Update
>> Release in Intrepid with .27 later.
> For me, the great thing about UbuntuStudio is that things work out of the
> box: I don't *have* to compile a kernel to get proper realtime support.
> Over the years, I've closely followed the progress in Linux Audio land
> and have compiled lots of kernels, but am very glad that I rarely
> have to anymore (if ever). If the realtime kernel lags a version behind,
> so be it- If I really need the latest bleeding edge functionality *now*,
> I can always decide to compile my own anyway, but I'm more likely to
> simply wait until it appears and be OK with it. So from my
> point of view, an out-of-sync RT kernel would be fine. But as different
> people have different needs, let's hear what others have to say.
One of the big things will be device support as the new kernel brings
better support. Along with very much improved (or so I'm told)
While this shipping an "out-of-sync" kernel looks like the best option,
it also have it's major drawbacks. So while you might have an -rt
kernel, you might have bad performance from the devices you need the
Make no mistake. This is a major issue that *could* make us skip a
release. In the end, it might be the way to go rather than ship a
release we're not proud of.
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