[linux-audio-user] some thoughts about Linux audio software documentation

Russell Hanaghan hanaghan at starband.net
Thu Aug 12 21:45:31 EDT 2004

On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 18:24, Jan Depner wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 20:08, Russell Hanaghan wrote:
> > The documentation by noobs is a great concept! And not only that, the
> > "noob" learns in the process.  
> > 
> > So I *should* get busy and write that "live fx box How not to" huh?! :)
> > I can write a thesis on what NOT to do! 
> > 
> 	Which, in many cases, is more important than what TO do ;-)
> Jan

Actually, I'm approaching a point where I think I could write a
reasonable "how to" on this, especially after conquering the jack_fst
thing finally. Not to diminish the importance and usefulness of LADSPA,
I think to be able to use vst fx on a "live" box is important.

I refer back to Austin Acton's "DAW on Mandrake" how to, written
probably a couple of years ago...it was simple, understandable, and by
golly...I'd have NEVER considered using Linux for audio If I had not
stumbled on it in a monthly email sent out by MDK! He did not seem to be
too proud of it but I sure as $hit thank him for putting it together! 

Subsequently, many crappy compiles, a few broken OS', mo' gray hair
later, I have found your "how to" *pop* on the Google radar and help
solve my audio woes more than once...

I'll start laying out a format and see where it takes me.



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