[PlanetCCRMA] support for Fedora 20!

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sun Dec 22 13:53:58 PST 2013

On 12/21/2013 10:10 PM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> OK ... first round of testing is completed. The stuff that works (not
> just Planet CCRMA!!) is in https://github.com/znmeb/AlgoCompSynth

Hey, thanks for the feedback!

> 1. SuperCollider seems to have changed packaging - for now my script
> isn't getting executed.

What is exactly wrong? I have not changed packaging. But there are a few 
quarks that I have not gotten built yet (no problem expected, just no 
time to do it yet). What do you find wrong or missing? (other that stuff 
coming from the quarks package)

> 2. Somewhere along the line (F19 I think, maybe F18) Common Music
> disappeared. Can it come back?

Yeah, it has been gone for a while. It probably can come back, there was 
just no demand or complains and it fell through the cracks. You mean the 
newer versions of CM, right? (not the old and trusty 2.x).

> 3. ChucK / miniAudicle from Planet CCRMA aren't making sounds on my
> GNOME 3 desktop with a USB headset. Recompiling from the latest upstream
> source using
> https://github.com/znmeb/AlgoCompSynth/blob/master/ChucK-source/sudo-install-all.bash
> gives me sound - the trick is to use the 'pulse' option when you do the
> 'make'. You probably need three versions now - ALSA, Jack and
> Pulse(audio) to cover all the bases.

I'll add that. It will mean a "chuck-pulse" executable in addition to 
chuck (jack) and chuck-alsa, regretfully chuck does not autodetect audio 
i/o yet (it would be nice for it to try to connect to jack first, if 
that fails try pulse and if that fails go to alsa directly - unless 
there is a command line parameter that overrides that logic).

> Wish list:
> 1. Get Common Music back


> 2. Slippery Chicken - algorithmic composition in Lisp
> (http://www.michael-edwards.org/sc/)

Ah, Michael's chicken. I have never tried it. I presume it would not be 
difficult to add.

> I want to package IanniX, Impro-Visor and AthenaCL for Fedora but don't
> know if I'll have the time to go through the lengthy training /
> acceptance process. They install fine from source so it's not like I'm
> losing anything by not having them in Planet CCRMA or Fedora.

Well, if you would like oto try your hand at building spec files and 
packages you could contribute to Planet CCRMA directly first, maybe 
later slowly join the Fedora packagers group (they really need more help).

As long as there is a wish list I will add to it: I also need a patch to 
build pd-extended with the new LUA 5.2...

Best and keep the feedback coming!
-- Fernando

> On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano
> <nando at ccrma.stanford.edu <mailto:nando at ccrma.stanford.edu>> wrote:
>     [do not reply to planetccrmanews!, that's only for posting news...]
>     Hi all, ho ho ho...
>     The first batch of packages built for Fedora 20 is available!
>     This morning I built the first 3.12.x rt patched kernel, just in time
>     for this "release". It is based on the latest Koji build for fc20 and
>     3.12.5-rt7. Thoroughly tested. Just kidding. It boots and seems to work
>     nicely in one (1) laptop, my T61 test machine (which I upgraded
>     yesterday with fedup). Hopefully it will be as good as the 3.10.x series
>     has been (which has been superb in my experience).
>     Pointers to the repositories are, as usual, in the web page at:
>     https://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/
>     Start by installing the Planet CCRMA yum repositories as indicated.
>     Some packages are missing, but not that many. One notable absence is
>     pd-extended (newer version!). Its lua code in pdlua.c is not compatible
>     with lua 5.2 which is what ships with Fedora 20. A patch would be most
>     welcomec!
>     Let me know if there is anything you need that was there in 19 and seems
>     to be missing in 20.
>     Enjoy!
>     -- Fernando
>     PS: missing: gmorgan, pd-*, latest version of faust and assorted toys.
>     Some stuff missing also in 19 but nobody complained: cheesetracker,
>     fweelin, zyn, etc.
>     PS2: think about helping Brendan and all others by packaging or helping
>     package audio software in Fedora:
>     -------- Original Message --------
>     Subject: [Fedora-music-list] Some help please?
>     Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:58:25 +0100
>     From: Brendan Jones <brendan.jones.it at gmail.com
>     <mailto:brendan.jones.it at gmail.com>>
>     To: music at lists.fedoraproject.org
>     <mailto:music at lists.fedoraproject.org>
>     <music at lists.fedoraproject.org <mailto:music at lists.fedoraproject.org>>
>     Hey all,
>     the number one reason for me floating the audio spin was to get more
>     developers/packagers interested in Fedora. Waste of time it turned out..
>     Orcan has since toned down his contributions, but I'm sure he's amenable
>     to sponsoring new packagers. I'm just worried if I get hit by a bus or
>     something, which will leave us with no maintainership
>     At the present time, I'm maintaining 100+ packages - crazy. There are a
>     lot of ppl here who are capable, so if you have the time please step up
>     B
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