[PlanetCCRMA] which to use - RH9 or FC?

Josh Lawrence Josh Lawrence <hardbop200@gmail.com>
Tue May 10 12:54:01 2005

Hello list!

My first post to the group:

After (unsuccessfully) playing around with building apps from source
on a Slackware 10.1 system, I have decided to go with a "packaged"
multimedia solution.  I've got Demudi working on one machine, and
praise the work that has been done there - it's wonderful.  However, I
would like to try CCRMA as well, so I can make an informed choice
between the two.  I've done some research in the mailing list
archives, and I can't seem to find any recommendations on which flavor
of RH to use for the Planet.  I've seen only passing reference to RH9,
and the majority of the traffic deals with FC3.  This would lead me to
think that FC3 would be the way to go, but I've also seen mention of
FC3 being really unstable (as well as FC2).  So which one should I go
for?  Here are my (very flexible) requirements:

1.  I want to install it and forget it.  I don't want to have to
update every 10 minutes just to get a really stable working system.  I
don't have a working Internet connection at home, so I'll have to do
the install at a friends house and take it home to use it.  It's a
pain, I know...
2.  Large selection of applications.
3.  Fast, at least as fast as possible with my hardware.
4.  Supports my Motif Rack and M-Audio Keystation Pro-88.  I've tested
both of these with Alsa 1.0.8, and they work there, so I'm assuming
that CCRMA should see them as well, given that they use that version
of Alsa.
5.  Stable, not bleeding edge (no crashes!).
6.  Fluxbox!  (separate download, I'm assuming?)

(I know what you're thinking - I don't ask for much, do I?)

So I hope this helps.  FYI, I'm using the above mentioned hardware
with a Delta 44 sound card.  The processor is a 2.4 Ghz CeleronD with
512 MB RAM, 40 GB hard drive.


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