(rant) Is there any hope
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
> 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
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