[OT] Re: rt kernel
ailo.at at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 04:37:29 UTC 2011
On 04/07/2011 11:48 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-04-06 at 18:24 +0200, ailo wrote:
>> It is however worth gold to know what setup you can trust, in what way,
>> and with what hardware, even if you don't know why :) (which I seldom do).
> Full ACK Ailo.
> 10.04 LTS Lucid April 2010 - April 2013 = supported for 3 years
> 10.10 Maverick October 2010 - April 2012 = supported for 1.5 years
> 11.04 Natty April 2011 - October 2012 = supported for 1.5 years
> Every 6 month a new version.
> SUSE 11.2 November 2009 - May 2011 = supported for 1.5 years
> SUSE 11.3 July 2010 - January 2012 = supported for 1.5 years
> SUSE 11.4 March 2011 - September 2012 = supported for 1.5 years
> Every 8 month a new version.
> Debian Etch April 2007 - February 2010 = supported for 3 years
> Debian Lenny February 2010 - still supported
> Debian Squeeze February 2011 - still supported
> 'Some lib versions are too old for new apps' vs 'updates for libs aren't
> tested long enough'
> We should have a stable version and we should have a future version for
> tests and bug reports.
> Perhaps a distro for DAWs should be handled similar to Ubuntu's server
> support for LTS versions, e.g.
> 10.04 LTS Lucid April 2010 - April 2015 = supported for 5 years
> IMO there's a difference between using the computer as a toy or using
> the computer as a tool. The computer can be the desire by itself or
> music can be the desire, so hunting and comparing versions, special
> desktop FX etc. are less relevant.
That is of course up to the user, what he or she wants to do with it.
For me it has been a hunt for a system that works according to:
1. My hardware needs
2. My software needs
What I need is a system that works, flawlessly.
Flawlessly means, I don't suffer crashes in the middle of a performance,
and I don't hear irregularities caused by the system.
Finding that out may be a different experience for people, because of a
range of variables. One of them being what hardware is used. Another
being what the system is used for.
I have yet not worked with -lowlatency for long periods of time, like I
have with previous -rt kernels. So far, it does seem as -lowlatency will
serve my purposes well.
Only one -rt kernel has done that for me so far, but I have not been in
this game for very long.
> And there are more computer users who are experienced office workers,
> than experienced musicians. Imagine an experience of '20 days a month *
> 8 hours * several month (years)' using the computer for writing business
> correspondences or administrating a server and an experience of '4 hours
> * 52 weekends a year * several years' producing music with the computer.
> 2 Cents,
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