Re: Ardour debs?
On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 03:05:14PM -0500, James Hughes wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 08:13:28PM +1100, Rob Weir wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 07:22:23PM -0500, stan wrote:
> > > I discoverd Ardour today, courtesy of a Slashdot post.
> > >
> > > Looks like just what I need.
> > >
> > > Anyone have a line on debs for it?
> > The general answer is apt-get.org, followed by google, but I think
> > ardour is a special case, where the developers asked for it not to be
> > packaged yet...I think...
> From the ardour FAQ, referring to the question "why no tarballs?", but
> I think you could apply it to debs as well:
> Why no tarballs?
> a) Because at this point in its development, I don't want to deal with
> bug reports from a version that's more than 3 hours old. I am not
> going to build and upload tarballs every 3 hours. Ardour sometimes
> changes dramatically internally several times in a day. CVS lets
> people easily, quickly, cheaply get the latest changes and build a
> completely up-to-date version.
Well, that might apply, if it wern't such a PIA to build it on Debian. I
would sugest that if the author wan't everyone to build from CVS (which I
geuss is his right), that if he really wants anyone to _use_ this package,
he should make it easier to build on likely target systems.
Just mu $0.02 worth.
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