[PlanetCCRMA] package updates

Bob Wilkinson wilkinson.bob at comcast.net
Fri Oct 3 06:39:08 PDT 2008

I guess that just throwing in my $0.02 worth, I would much prefer stable to bleeding edge.  I would rather record music than spend my days updating the PC.

Then again, as my primary application in use is Ardour, as they add more features to it, I want to be able to use them.

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Fernando Lopez-Lezcano <nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU>
> On Thu, 2008-10-02 at 20:13 -0500, don.estabrook at gmail.com wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > Just an annoying newbie-type question, I'm afraid.  (I have plenty more
> > where this comes from... ;)
> > 
> > I have Planet CCRMA 32-bit installed on a Fedora 8 machine.  I have what
> > I think are fairly typical yum repos set up -- fedora, livna,
> > planetccrma -- as far as I remember, all stock configs except that
> > "protect=yes" is set for most of them.
> > 
> > I've started to play around with Ardour in little bits over the last few
> > months.  I'm mostly very impressed with it, and I'm sure I've barely
> > scratched the surface.  The current version I have on F8 is 2.4.1
> > (ardour-2.4.1-1.fc8.i386.rpm), from the former fedora-updates -- now
> > fedora-updates-newkey, I suppose.  I'm running into various issues and
> > mysterious things that are either bugs or simply clear signs of my
> > ignorance.  I noticed in the release announcement for 2.5 back in July a
> > mention of "Tons of bug fixes and several new features", so naturally
> > I'd like to see whether some of my problems might already be fixed, on
> > the outside chance that they aren't all ignorance-related...  But I
> > haven't seen 2.5 show up in any updates so far, and it doesn't look to
> > be in the -testing repo either.  IIRC, 2.4.1 became available from the
> > repo like 3 or 4 months after the release announcement, so is this
> > typical?
> In general it is not. Ardour has moved from the Planet CCRMA distro to
> Fedora proper. That particular release (2.4.1) took a long time coming.
> I think that was a one time thing. 
> > I thought I'd seen a couple mentions of a CCRMA build of ardour in this
> > mailing list, so I started to wonder whether I had something messed up
> > in the repo config files. 
> No, I don't think so. 
> > But then, I don't see a .rpm for ardour in
> > the ccrma repo directory tree (using a web browser), and now I can't
> > even find such a reference in any recent e-mails.  So maybe it was just
> > a hallucination.
> Ardour and many other programs have migrated to Fedora so you will not
> find them in the repoview trees of Planet CCRMA. The more packages that
> take that road the better (in the sense that I have less work to do, and
> believe me, I have too much). A side effect is that probably releases
> will not happen immediately - a new package release in Fedora takes a
> while. 
> Regretfully Ardour 2.5.x did not make it to Fedora 8, apparently 2.4.x
> was deemed stable enough. I would not agree...
> > I can try downloading the source and building it myself, but wanted to
> > avoid "re-inventing the wheel" if it's already available.
> I could do a quick build on fc8 starting from the fc9 source package.
> I'll see if I can do that. You could also try it as well, of course. 
> What do other Planet CCRMA users think? Stay "stable" or release new
> versions? There's a compromise either way (fixed old bugs vs. new
> unexpected bugs is one :-). 
> -- Fernando
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