[linux-audio-user] what window manager are you using?

Russell Hanaghan hanaghan at starband.net
Thu Aug 12 21:18:53 EDT 2004


On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 13:29, Jack O'Quin wrote:
> Russell Hanaghan <hanaghan at starband.net> writes:
> 
> > On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 08:30, Jack O'Quin wrote:
> > > Russell Hanaghan <hanaghan at starband.net> writes:
> > > 
> > > > Does anyone know if a package for this kernel has been done for Mandrake
> > > > 10.0? I'm not at the pseudo Jedi Warrior level for compiling kernels
> > > > just yet! :) Although, I HAVE become a master at compiling Wine and fst
> > > > / jack_fst! :P
> > > 
> > > Actually, compiling your own kernel is probably easier than that.  :-)
> > 
> > Good god man! I've lost most of my hair and my wife left and the dog
> > died while I got jack_fst to finally work!! :)
> 
> My condolences.  ;-)
> 
> I didn't say it was trivial.  If wine and jack_fst is an 8 or 9 (on a
> difficulty scale from one to 10), building your own kernel is probably
> only a 6 or 7.  
> 
> Why?  Despite the inherent complexity, kernel builds are a
> well-trodden path, with years of development support and mature
> configuration interfaces, makefiles, HOWTOs, README, etc.  
> 
> Because jack_fst is so new, it will likely require a bit of fiddling
> for a while yet.  Any time you work with Windows binaries, things get
> tricky.  They're not made to work with Linux.  The kernel sources are.
> 
> > And now, darn it...you got me thinking I should try! Are there any
> > advantages to compiling and leaving out the bunches of crap I don't ever
> > use that are built in the kernel? Like resources, memory, speed savings
> > of any sort?
> 
> There are minor advantages.  None are really compelling unless you
> need some feature (like lower latency) not available with your
> distribution's version.  Most distributions keep up to date fairly
> well.  So if you're willing to wait a while, they will likely provide
> what you need.
> 
> But, curiosity is a good enough reason. It just costs time, no money.
> :-)
> 
> I my view, the vanilla 2.6.7 kernels perform well enough already for
> many audio applications.  If you need something better, by all means
> try some of the recent patches.  Lee, Flo, Nando, Takashi and others
> have done valuable work providing a test bed for kernel developers
> like Ingo and Andrew to do their work.  It's beautiful to see.

Thanks for the feedback.  TIme is so precious lately...if only I had 36
hour days I'd be in great shape.

I _will_ get to this kernel thing before long just so I can say "I
dunnit".  But for now...I'll stick with whats working.

R~



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