[LAU] iPad and Linux audio

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Feb 4 08:48:51 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-02-03 at 22:45 +0100, Nick Copeland wrote:
> > 1) (care of lincoln spiteri):
> > http://subversion.ardour.org/svn/thirdparty/ardroid/
> > 
> > 2) Android audio is unusable for anything related to music creation
> or
> > pro-audio.
> > The incredibly long bug report on this leaves me with only one
> > feeling: Android's
> > master's don't care. If they don't care, its hard for me to.
> You make very relevant points here and they are hard to argue against.
> There  is a bigger picture though. The performance of device such as
> the ASUS
> and Lenovo quad core tablets means android does not need to be
> relegated to remote
> control. I still fully acknowledge the issues of android's masters and
> audio 
> creation. The thing is that the same issues never stopped Linux audio
> from developing,
> LAD/LAU laid the grounds for things that the kernel developers are
> finally embracing
> and that the Android people will also be forced to address.
> Perhaps Android will remain another world but I don't see any other
> development that
> really puts linux so close to mainstream, and it is being ignored by
> pretty much the whole
> of LAD/LAU. It is fast becoming a missed opportunity - as soon as
> Android resolves its
> issues of real-time then the commercial audio companies will invade
> the space, they have
> already expressed that desire and that will leave Linux audio in even
> more of a niche.
> Regards, nick.

Hi Nick,

this leads me to the issue how much people use tablet computers and for
what usage?
A friend said that lot's of her workmates don't use their PCs and
Laptops anymore, but an iPad instead. None of them is using an Android
tablet computer.
Personally I don't know anybody who owns a tablet computer, neither
Android based, nor an Apple. Only one friend is exited that I won such a
thingy, the others advice me to play a little bit with the iPad and then
I should sell it.

Are those tablet computers just a fashion or are they forerunners of
what we all will use in the future?
Stability? Hazardous waste? I guess to much people will through away
their tablet computers and get a new one, much before the batteries are
dead. PCs and Laptops IMO are used a while longer.

Some friends and I already stopped using mobile phones. There's nothing
wrong with using a mobile phone. I just want to say that there's not
only a trend pro such tools. Some people don't like to be interconnected
all the time.


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