[PlanetCCRMA] which to use - RH9 or FC?

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue May 10 13:40:01 2005

On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 12:53, Josh Lawrence wrote:
> 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). 

At this point in time I would recommend FC3 as the base. The 2.6.x
kernel is now in good shape for low latency work - but it may not work
in all hardware configurations. 

If you have the bandwidth (a lot) and a way to make a dvd you could try
the integrated fedora core 3 + planetccrma dvd, but the current alpha
version is big (2.7Gbytes). 

-- Fernando

> 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.
> Thanks!
> Josh