[PlanetCCRMA] Re: problem with new redhat glibc

Ryan ruinaudio@comcast.net
Thu Nov 13 15:38:11 2003

I count how many times I find myself thinking "thank God for the
planet", I'd be totally lost without Fernando's expertise (and saintly
patience!  One oft overlooked greatness here is the total lack of
snobbery or resentment towards visitors to linux... or even long time
users slow to learn ;-)

I don't think the original poster meant to demand more of our Nando but
this thread does offer a good opportunity to say "thanks" one more time
for the amazing efforts of... let's not forget, one guy.


On Thu, 2003-11-13 at 17:05, Steve Wright wrote:
> I would like to add my thanks and appreciation to this list of 
> accolades.
> I work for a foundation that helps youth groups create media.  Until I 
> found CCRMA I have only been able to use Macs reliably with these 
> groups and then only for video.  CCRMA makes it possible to do the 
> sound work (making beats, DJing, samples...).  Awesome work and a whole 
> lot of fun!
> On Nov 13, 2003, at 2:49 PM, Tracey Anne Hytry wrote:
> > Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano <nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
> >
> >> (*) as an addon keep in mind that Planet CCRMA was not something that
> >> was "proposed" and then "developed" as a formal project. It is just 
> >> the
> >> side effect of the fact that I have been mantaining a sound/music
> >> environment on Linux here at CCRMA for quite a while...
> >>
> >> (**) again, the goal (for me) was to try to create a good Linux-based
> >> working environment here at CCRMA... initially at least. But I 
> >> created a
> >> monster...
> >
> > I started downloading and manually loading the rpms from the planet a 
> > long time ago, in the rh7.1 days.  I was really pleased to find a 
> > place where someone had precompiled binaries that would run out of the 
> > box on the redhat boxes.
> >
> > The planet quickly grew, no longer did I need to think about compiling 
> > my own low latencey kernel anymore, no more compiling the newest 
> > alsa(can still do it in my sleep).  Lots of the apps that I liked, 
> > like muse;  I wasn't recompiling the newest release that often.  I'd 
> > find the latest thing (like hydrogen) at the time, and Fernando would 
> > have also found it and had it all packaged up a few days after I had 
> > spent the time compiling it.
> >
> > The planet has some of the best of linux sound programs, ready to go, 
> > no real problems, just pop redhat on the machine, go to the planet web 
> > pages, cut/paste a few things, install apt, and get whatever you want.
> >
> > What this all boils down to is... don't look a gift horse in the mouth 
> > ... And please ask politely if Fernando has the time to look into the 
> > newest sound app.  From what I can understand, the planet is part of 
> > ccrma, which is a real place where real and seriuos things happen.
> >
> > I'm very happy that Fernando is giving us all of the extra time to 
> > share this with us.  I'm also very glad that ccrma lets him give us 
> > the time, gives us the archive space, and gives us all of the download 
> > bandwidth.
> >
> > Tracey.
> >
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