[PlanetCCRMA] fedora

Ryan ruinaudio@comcast.net
Mon Nov 3 11:26:01 2003

On Mon, 2003-11-03 at 12:31, Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> > Good news to report.  Fedora Core One is largely planetCCRMA friendly. 
> > I had some trouble with qt apps but that seems in the past now.  
> Good to know. But that is installing RedHat 9 apps on top of Fedora,
> right? There could be additional trouble (for me) when I try to rebuild
> all of Planet CCRMA on top of it. 

Well thus far I've rebuilt qarecord qjackctl jack as well as several
other non-planet apps (including the kernel) from redhat 9 srpms with
little trouble.  I've also just installed rh9 stuff straight from the
planet with no trouble (but see comments below).

> Just a heads up on the upcoming release. Apparently it is going to
> happen this week (last tentative date I read on the list on Friday was
> the 5th). 
> If the release happens on the 5th, a matching Planet CCRMA will _NOT_ be
> available on the 6th!! Definitely... :-) ;-) :-)
> Anyway, be patient. I guarantee that after installing Fedora Core you
> will _not_ make more beautiful music than with RedHat x.x (well, I guess
> Ryan is probably the exception that confirms the rule :-) ;-) :-)

Nope, I'm no exception.  As a matter of fact my creative productivity
drops to about zero every time I undertake another useless upgrade. 
There's really no compelling reason for any user seeking productivity to
move over to fedora and it's SURE to be buggy for some time.

Alan Cox today said; "Fedora is aimed at developers - people who
contribute and want cool stuff" and actually for this reason I think
fedora and the planet could have a bright future together.  But if any
planet user were to ask, I'd tell em to plan on sticking with rh9 for
several months.  The only MAJOR difference I see between fedora and
redhat so far is the attitude in the mail lists (though it's cool to get
email from alan cox and steve harris).

Personally I think early adopters are important and I'm kinda proud to
be one but if every kid did it... well it'd sure put an extra burden on
YOU poor Fernando.