Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] So confused, need some good documents aboutsound in linux!
From: Anahata (anahata_AT_treewind.co.uk)
Date: Thu Dec 05 2002 - 10:23:33 EET
On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 07:38:41PM -0500, Dave Phillips wrote:
> Happily, for some stuff the answer is yes. For other things, glaringly
> not. If you think things in the Linux audio world aren't very clearly
> defined now, you should have been here in 1999. ;) Some of today's most
> interesting projects (Ardour, LADSPA, JACK, low-latency kernel, etc.)
> were either non-existent or had only just got started. My most painful
> omissions were ecasound, Lilypond, and Pd, but rest assured, they'll be
> covered in the next book.
Rats! I've just ordered the current version. Looks like some of it will
be out of date before it arrives. Still, there's a lot for me to learn &
I'm sure it will be useful.
> Btw, it might interest some of you to note that the book had an initial
> pressing of 5000 copies (IIRC). A few months ago my publicist at No
> Starch notified me that the first edition was almost sold out. So the
> book took almost two years to sell out its first run: those figures
> might give some notion of what sort of base numbers we're looking at
> when we start discussing the possible extent of the Linux audio
Don't be surprised if it goes quicker the second time. The linux community
has expanded a lot recently, and so have the amateur and semi-pro digital
audio community, and as you point out above there are many new software
projects and initiatives going on in the Linux audio world.
-- Anahata anahata_AT_treewind.co.uk Tel: 01638 720444 http://www.treewind.co.uk Mob: 07976 263827
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