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Daniel James 01-07-2009 01:39 PM

Testing amd64 build of 3.0 alpha
 
Hi all,

I just gave the amd64 build of 3.0 alpha (3.0~pre4~hardy1) a spin on my
HP laptop, Turion CPU. I chose not to configure the network during the
install, to see if there were any network dependencies. Here are my notes...


1. We need to change the boot splash of the installer and the start menu
button in Gnome, as these contain Canonical trademarks.


2. The RT kernel caused problems for the installer, but installation was
successful after following these steps:


a) No kernel found warning - select Continue
b) No vmlinuz symbolic link warning - select Create
c) initrd kernel image warning, Abort? - select No

Apart from that, it was a very smooth install, using manual
partitioning. I noticed a few things after logging in that we should fix...


1. F-spot depends on Mono, I'd rather use gthumb instead. (I'm not
convinced of the need for Mono, and am concerned about a possible patent
trap).


2. We should add inkscape, scribus, cinepaint, ktoon, xara, synfig,
rosegarden and thunderbird packages. Do we need Evolution mail? Does
anyone prefer it to Thunderbird?


3. Free already mentioned that qjackctl needs setting up for realtime,
we could also use a smaller frames/period size, I suggest 256.


4. Ubuntu is set up for two virtual desktops, we've always used four. I
personally use four in the studio for Ardour (X2) plus Jamin plus Qjackctl.


5. There are two entries for Envy24Control in the Sound & Video menu,
and two for PhotoPrint in the Graphics menu, that's just an overlap with
our custom packages.


6. The 'Other' menu contains non-useful/non-functional applets.

Other than these minor things, I think the alpha is in great shape.
Ardour 2.7.1 and Jack 1.8.0 tested fine with Hydrogen and Jamin, no
xruns at 256 x3 on a generic AC97 chipset.


We need to look at the new generation of audio apps that have been
released since the 2.x series was started, things like LV2 plugins. We
might also consider the new 0.9.4 beta2 version of Hydrogen, in advance
of the stable release:


http://downloads.sourceforge.net/hydrogen/hydrogen_0.9.4beta2_i386.deb

Cheers!

Daniel
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Quentin Harley 01-07-2009 02:53 PM

Testing amd64 build of 3.0 alpha
 
Daniel James wrote:
1. We need to change the boot splash of the installer and the start
menu button in Gnome, as these contain Canonical trademarks.


I made an Icon from the 64 Studio logo on the web page and it looks
quite nice...


4. Ubuntu is set up for two virtual desktops, we've always used four.
I personally use four in the studio for Ardour (X2) plus Jamin plus
Qjackctl.




Second that. It was the first thing I changed.


Dave also started a wish list on the forums... Everyone can add the
packages they want or need in there. Even if you are not sure if it was
added already or not!


I'll give the alpha installer a spin next week when I am in Germany - my
home ISP has some issues at the moment.


Cheers,
Quentin
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