[arch-dev-public] [arch-general] jack & qjackctl

Daniel J Griffiths (Ghost1227) ghost1227 at archlinux.us
Tue Apr 6 23:26:07 EDT 2010

On 04/07/10 at 11:06am, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 07/04/10 10:21, Philipp wrote:
> >Excerpts from fons's message of 2010-04-07 00:46:09 +0200:
> >>It seems like Arch is currently offering Jack and qjackctl
> >>packages that are not compatible.
> >>
> >>The Jack authors changed one some command line options
> >>in 0.118. '-R' for realtime is no longer available as
> >>realtime is now the default, and the new '-r' means
> >>'no realtime'.
> >>
> >>Qjackctl 0.3.6 is aware of this, but won't work well with
> >>Jack 0.116 which is still the one available from Arch.
> >>In other words, the update of qjackctl was probably a bit
> >>premature.
> >>
> >>Ciao,
> >
> >The real problem is that jack is still stuck at the rather old 0.116.
> >One reason might be those, IMHO in the meanwhile annoying scripts that
> >ship with the Arch jack package. It's tough to get them right it seems.
> >I would be all in favor of splitting them into a separate package and
> >install jack just the way it is supposed to. Much less hassle, less
> >confused users and as a bonus those scripts can be easily used with
> >other variants of jack.
> >
> >Either way, there's really no reason to still ship 0.116.2 when 0.118.0
> >was released in November, almost 5 months ago.
> jack 0.118 is in [testing].  Does anyone know the reason why it is
> there and whether it can be moved?
> Allan
Should be movable. Should have moved a while ago...

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