Forging a new path.

Luis de Bethencourt luisbg at
Tue Apr 14 13:12:49 BST 2009

On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 12:37 PM, sandie <sandie at> wrote:
> Like every single one on this list, I have the utmost respect for the
> Ubustu-team and their work.
> To me... the force of Ubustu is that I don't have to dualboot, I can use
> the same distro for making music, online banking, python/php-programming
> and games.
> There's are a lot of distros out there that's "audio-only", and allthou
> I have tried most of them, I always come back to Ubustu, mainly because
> of it's ability to do all the things I want to do on my computer.
> There is however two things that I find confusing with Ubustu.
> 1. I know that it's an unpopular subject, but I use wine for some audio
> things, and by the traffic on my website where I host a script for
> installing wineasio, I can see that I'm not the only one, but aparently
> JAD is one of the only audio-distros that support wineasio ?
> 2. As I understand, most who use Ubustu for audio-purpose, doesn't use
> Pulse. It's the first thing I disable when I install a fresh Ubustu, and
> the most common question I get when I install it for a fellow mussician,
> is why Ubustu doen't have a "without Pulse" option in the install, or
> maybe just as an option in ubuntu-studio-controls ?
> I managed to make a small Python gui program that (among other things)
> disables Pulse permanently or just for the sesion, but allthou it works
> (at least on my pc), I don't understand half of the code myself.

Would you share that python code with us? :) We could work in adding
it to ubuntustudio-controls. It will certainly help with the
pulseaudio yes-or-no battle :P

You say below that you would love to contribute but don't know how to
package. Yet you have a very useful python app. Packaging is just one
of the vertices of the project.

Please, anyone interested to contribute to the project, even if you
only have 20 minutes every week. Contact Gustin Johnson, there are
contribution tasks for every range of knowledge, interest, and time


> I would love to contribute in any small way I can, but looking at the
> packaging videos at youtube by MOTO, it became clear to me why I'm not a
> developer :-) many of the things are total greek to me (and I'm not from
> Greece), so I started trying to write some small Python apps to get a
> better understanding of it all, but still... seeing just what it takes
> to make a "simple" package, gives me more reason to admire the work you
> all put into this.
> I am an exelent copy-paster and a skilled button clicker, but that's
> all, even compiling a kernel is something that makes my head hurt.
> I know that it would mean more trivial work for the team, but perhaps a
> more detailed "what can I do" would help in the long run.
> /Sandie
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