(rant) Is there any hope

Scott Lavender scottalavender at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 16:32:21 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM, Rick Green <rtg at aapsc.com> wrote:
> I see some light up ahead in the tunnel!
> About once a week since Beta 1 came out at the beginning of the month, I've
> been downloading and trying out the daily build of 12.04.
> Today, I saw the best 'out of the box' experience with a live DVD ever!
> I booted the DVD on my AMD64 laptop, launched qjackctl, opened the 'setup'
> window, selected the 'firewire' driver, clicked OK, accepting all other
> defults.  Clicked 'start', and jack found my focusrite (pro26io) interface
> and started up.
>  I launched Ardour, created a new session, added two mono tracks, plugged in
> an available source of audio, and started recording.  The recording ran for
> 25 minutes with NO xruns until the ramdisk filled up.  It stopped recording,
> threw up a message log window, but DID NOT crash jack.
>  I 'rewound' the playhead, hit play.  Switched to a second desktop, launched
> ffado-mixer.  It threw a message about inability to connect to the dbus
> server, but succeeded when I hit 'retry'.  I tweaked some of the output
> mixer settings, and I hear clean audio coming from my monitors.
>  This is a base level of stability and pre-configuration that I expect from
> a distro, but have never seen in any distro up to this day.  Kudos to the
> team!
> --
> Rick Green
> "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
> temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
>                                  -Benjamin Franklin
> "As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our
> safety and our ideals."
>                               -President Barack Obama 20 Jan 2009
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thank you rick for your comments.

we have been working hard to make this release something special (with
more plans in the future) and being recognized for the improvements is
very appreciated!

thanks again,

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