Re: [linux-audio-user] Linux Audio Direction (was New Sound Subsystem Needed For Qt4/KDE4)

From: tim hall <tech@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Sun Jul 31 2005 - 13:51:15 EEST

Last Saturday 30 July 2005 18:01, Jan Depner was like:
> On Sat, 2005-07-30 at 16:04, hanaghan@email-addr-hidden wrote:
> > I want to know
> > what makes you spend the time you do on this stuff so guys like me can
> > pilfer legally and freely your hard works and then subsequently bitch at
> > random about how it doesn't work! :)

I understand the tongue in cheek-ness of this remark, but I think you've
muddied the waters by using this analogy.

> One of the reasons that I started working on JAMin with Steve, Jack,
> et al is that I was using Ardour. I had tried to contribute to Ardour
> at first but it was too far along in development for me to jump in and
> easily get acclimated. I didn't have the time to spend to get up to
> speed. I felt that I owed something back to the community (and Paul in
> particular) for the work that had gone in to the applications that I was
> able to "pilfer legally and freely". As far as playing nicely together
> is concerned, that's why we used JACK. JAMin was actually designed to
> be the mastering backend to Ardour. I have to admit that once I got
> started working on JAMin it was a hell of a lot of fun ;-) It seems to
> me that some of the best ideas come from those who "bitch at random".

JAMin is a good example. I'm really impressed with the way it was developed
collaboratively, starting from a discussion here & on LAD AFAIU. I like the
fact that it's not a drop-in replacement for anything I've ever seen before
(my experience of music software outside Linux is limited) I like what it
does, the way it does it and I LOVE the way it looks. In fact, the only thing
I don't like is its heavy use of resources on this machine, but I suspect
that's a direct result of the sort of processing involved and I'm not
expecting that to change. Soon I will own a computer that was made this
century. Describing yourselves as those who "bitch at random" is
self-deprecating to say the least. I'd like to see more projects happen this


tim hall
Received on Sun Jul 31 16:15:06 2005

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