[PlanetCCRMA] FC 6 updated still ?

Bob Wilkinson wilkinson.bob at comcast.net
Sat Jan 26 11:18:00 2008


Do you think the x86_64 packages for FC8 CCRMA are stable enough to go mainstream with? I was doing the every other as well, but I was skiddish to update from 6 to 8.

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From: Fernando Lopez-Lezcano <nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU>
> On Sun, 2008-01-20 at 14:15 -0500, lanas wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> >   In the frantic world of ever-popping Linux versions (how many can they
> > make in 12 months ?) I very often feel like not following and my main
> > reason in doing so is that it takes time to update and get the same
> > functionality back (bravo if there are extras).  It's absolutely
> > understandable that a brand new system takes time to get up to speed.
> > New libc, new libraries, perhaps a new compiler, new kernel, updated
> > apps, etc... When I start the machine to make music, I do not want to
> > tweak it to make it work, let alone make it work basically as it used to
> > do before upgrading the whole system (I do keep all config-related
> > files between updates so I can refer to them in case).
> > 
> >   So, what I meant to ask is, are there still CCRMA updates for Fedora
> > Core 6 x86_64 and if so, until when ?  I'm thinking at Ardour, Jack,
> > Qsynth, Jamin, Rezound, and such (as long as hey do not use explicitly
> > new methods from updated libraries).  I don't even know how long the
> > Fedora team keeps updating a version.  
> Well, the update window for Fedora 6 from Fedora has already closed.
> They maintain older versions (in the sense of patches, security updates,
> etc) for two release cycles, so that when Fedora 8 comes out Fedora 6
> times out :-)
> Which gives a best (or worst) case of 1 upgrade a year if you skip every
> other release. 
> >   It seems like that's a long time since I haven't seen an Ardour2
> > update.  Perhaps there were none from Paul Davis, after all.
> I may do a few more upgrades for f6 but don't expect too much. We'll see
> (I'm waiting for the latest ardour2 package to show up in stable f7/8 to
> try to rebuild on f6). Paul just (a week ago?) released 2.2. And of
> course a new Jack to match (testing 0.109.1 svn)...
> Sigh. The kernel. Still having problems with 2.6.23[*] and 2.6.24 is
> just out! Back to the hamster wheel I ride for kernel stuff, lotsa work
> to usually end in the same place. It's the journey that counts,
> right? :-(
> -- Fernando
> [*] it would seem nobody runs into these problems and debugs/fixes them
> while I'm on vacation, no such luck...
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