[PlanetCCRMA] just some feedback

Duke Jonathan Jason sysnon@tin.it
Fri Oct 1 06:18:02 2004

I just wanted to give this little succesfull report.

about, 1 year ago I tried first time to install planet ccrma suite with 
isos on cds on a redhat9 distro.

had some troubles making all work without error messages, but wasn't all 
that mess.
anyway it took me much time to understand some simple things that on 
linux require much research for who is not involved enough in it. and 
that is still a lack of the system behaviour in itself, that, despite 
the recent iprovements toward a normal user, with a more intuitive 
approach, the situation remains still in advantage in xp and macosx 
systems, because of the less tech barriers that help focusing on makin 
music, with quality and stability.

this time I had the opportunity to make a network installation, on a 
fedora core 2 distro.

all worked fine, then I tried to run all the audio/video apps for a check.
I encountered a little problem when trying to run audio apps using jack, 
such as muse or ardour,
I had an issue with the realtime capabilities.

then I found this, after little time


> The realcap kernel module: If you want to run Jack with realtime 
> scheduling but without being a root user then you have to load the 
> realcap module. You can use this init script to get this loaded when 
> the machine boots. It is a first version I wrote today and should be 
> extended to be in a nice package of its own with docs and more tests 
> for corner cases. But this is a start. To activate the automatic load 
> of the module copy the script to /etc/rc.d/init.d/realcap and activate 
> it:
> /sbin/chkconfig --add realcap

I did it, and worked.

and I happily run all the apps with no problems....

this time has been easier, and it took muuuuuch less time than the 
first, with all that detailed engineering and tweakin.

for example I simply discovered that there's a visual app called 
somethin like jackcontrol, which makes u run jack server, whitout the 
need to run it on shell.

anyway some apps are still oldstyle (I started makin music on computer 
with protracker on amiga, then fastracker2 on pc, lol), also if they do 
their work. and probably a reason or live application like on linux will 
be a real kickass when it will appear. actually they could go with wine, 
but haven't tested it yet.

the cubase rival is already muse also, if I have just given a glance of 
the overall suite of programs of planet ccrma.

consider that this last feedback on apps is just from a user point of 
view, by a programmer point of view, this is a huge great work that just 
deserve congratulations and further support.

that's it, good work Fernando :)

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