Announcement: Ardour 2.7.1 will land in hardy + intrepid

Khashayar Naderehvandi khashayar.lists at
Tue Jan 20 14:05:54 GMT 2009

Dear all,

I am happy to announce that Ardour 2.7.1 has been accepted for
backporting to Hardy as well as Intrepid [1]. It should end up in the
appropriate repos anytime soon.

This is hopefully the beginning of a more active backporting effort
within Ubuntu Studio. It seemed important to me to get this particular
package through to start with, as it's one of the most important ones
in a DAW context. If there are packages that you want to see
backported, please let me know and I'll try to get the ball rolling.
Just remember that libraries and such (e.g. jack) won't be backported.

Just a couple of weeks back, I was a regular user who needed
up-to-date packages. I started looking into how I could build the
jaunty packages locally for myself. But why not share, when the
packages are built, I thought. After an email to this list, I was
invited to work more closely with the dev group. The step from "using"
to "sharing" is small, and the step from "sharing" to working more
officially was smaller than I thought. I've realized that it's not too
hard to make a difference. In fact, the easiest thing one could do,
which would nevertheless be a very big help to us all, is testing. We
have a release ahead of us that will hopefully be worth upgrading to,
from both hardy and intrepid. But like said, to make that happen, we
will need testers :-)

All the best from your dedicated backportman,


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