Re: [linux-audio-user] "Multimedia Ubuntu"

From: Jack Bowling <jbinpg@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Sat Mar 18 2006 - 07:08:28 EET

On Fri, Mar 17, 2006 at 03:12:27PM -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-03-17 at 14:52 -0500, Thomas Vecchione wrote:
> > > Sure, I just don't see why a new Ubuntu flavor is required, rather than
> > > actually finding and fixing the issues with the main branch. It's not
> > > like we live in a closed source world where it's Microsoft or Apple's
> > > way or the highway...
> >
> > One of Ubuntu's bragging rights is its ease of setup and install, even
> > easier than Windows in most cases I have used it. Requiring tweaks in
> > order to use the audio as compared to a standard distro is part of what
> > can take away from that.
> >
> > I dont really think it is the same thing as say, a completly different
> > distro. It is just precustomized versions of the distro for specific
> > purposes, meaning I dont have to put in these tweaks every time.
> >
> I just think it's much easier for developers and users to fix the
> mainline distro so these tweaks are no longer needed than to create a
> new project.

I don't read this as some kind of "let's forget about mainline and do our
own thing". Rather I read it as others have: let's put together media and
audio software that all works together and leave out the stuff we don't
need. I see your point, Lee, but there is nothing to stop the developers of
a slim-downed, more specific distro contributing back to mainline.

Received on Sat Mar 18 08:15:02 2006

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