Re: [linux-audio-dev] Re: [linux-audio-user] Free Software vs. Open Source: Where do*you* stand?

From: Ralf Beck <musical_snake@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Tue Feb 21 2006 - 19:49:29 EET

 I think these gaps will be filled in rapidly as Linux systems with good

>RT performance get more widely deployed. Once we get to the point where
>you can boot the latest LiveCD from any distro and get better latency
>OOTB than OSX or Windows, developers will not be able to resist.
>We are still not there yet but getting very close (months, not years).
With RTAI there is an easy to use hard realtime capable extension of
linux which offers latencies far below anything you
will ever see on OSX/Win. Its only drawback is you have to rewrite the
interrupt routine of your soundcard drivers in
userspace and replace the POSIX syncronization code of your apps by the
one of RTAI (and this would not take months)..

The only thing i currently miss under linux is a linux own driver for my
UAD1 card (which is currently running in an XP machine hooked up to
linux through ethernet).

BTW: All vst(i)s i currently use are running perfectly under
wine-0.9.7 with Torben Hohn's libfst-1.7.
So i don't see really much benefit of going back to windows.

Received on Sun Feb 26 20:18:01 2006

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