Jaunty RT

Susan Cragin susancragin at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 21 16:50:34 GMT 2009


>>> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 5:37 PM, Gustin Johnson <gustin at echostar.ca
>>> <mailto:gustin at echostar.ca>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>     >
>>>     > So, looking forward: will we be able to switch to 9.04? In other
>>>     words,
>>>     > will 9.04 have RT support, or will we still be stuck with 8.04?
>>>     >
>>>     I have RT in 8.10.  All that it required was building my own kernel
>(a
>>>     2.6.28), so you are not "stuck" with 8.04 right now if you do not
>want
>>>     to be.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> People who don't want to bother compiling a kernel are 'stuck'; anyway,
>>> it's easier to stay with 8.04.
>>> 
>>You mean to say that people who *choose* not to investigate their
>>options are stuck.  You are only "stuck" if you want to be.
>
>
>"stuck" could mean many things.
>
>Building this and building that is rarely without time 
>consuming issues. UX's have always been like uncle on the 
>Jackie Chan cartoon: "...ah...one more thing...".
>
>If the goal of having Ubuntu Studio is to use it as a tool 
>to do billable work, then staying with a known working tool 
>rather than exploring options, and choosing to be stuck is the
>prudent business decision.

I think part of it may be that they are waiting for the next kernel (2.6.29) because it may contain support for btrfs. Just a guess. Btrfs is supposed to seek faster anyway, than ext3, or whatever we've got. 





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