[PlanetCCRMA] Must I upgrade to build Ardour? (and more on jack and friends)

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sat Apr 5 13:07:01 2003

> > this problem of qjackconnect sometimes dying (no, not all the time) when
> > clients exit, but to be fair I have seen this before with clients
> > crashing and taking down not only qjackconnect but other clients as
> > well, something which I have not (yet) seen on the new jack. 
> I think this may be a bigger problem for me. Some soft synths, like
> ZynAddSubFx, will not connect their audio outputs to anything (as for as
> I know) without qjc. If qjc is seg-faulting during operation I will be
> an unhappy camper if it brings down Zyn. (If it can kill itself without
> hurting other processes and without causing glitches, I'll be
> surprised!)

That is what it does. Other apps are not affected and the connections
are not affected. This does not happen randomly, it is triggered by an
application quitting, which is supposed to be under your control :-) And
(as Steve Harris pointed out) this was happening before anyway (for a
moment I thought I was imagining it...

> Really? I'm sure you're up to date on all the problems RH people are
> seeing with 9 so far. 

Nope, not at all :-)

> Think I'll be waiting a while, or again, until I have a pressing need.

Yes, I personally would not jump to 9 right away. New releases always
have problems. But others can't seem to wait. Actually I'm writing this
under 9, installed fresh on an alternate second disk in my laptop. Seems
fine to me so far. BTW, _old_ releases also have problems :-)

> That said, now you're supporting 7.2, 7.3, 8.0 and 9.0? That quite a
> menu. Maybe it's time for Leland to buy you some big fat machines just
> for compiling all this stuff! ;-)

I'm not supporting 9 yet :-) And yes, 7.2 will have to go. I think I can
(barely) do three versions, four is not an option, I just don't have the
hardware for that. And nope, Leland is not buyin' me nutin', the crisis
hit the endownment :-( I was using my laptop as the 8.0 machine, another
ccrma machine just for 7.3 rebuilds and a normal ccrma machine for 7.2
rebuilds. We're switching to 8, so the 7.3 machine will stay, my laptop
will have to do 9 and normal ccrma machines 8. 

-- Fernando