[arch-general] Audio distro

Karol Blazewicz karol.blazewicz at gmail.com
Fri Oct 18 15:04:56 EDT 2013

On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 7:35 PM, Jason Harrer <jazzyeagle79 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 18, 2013, at 12:04 AM, Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 4:56 AM, Ralf Mardorf
>> <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
>>> Since Ubuntu for my taste made a big step in the wrong direction, I'm
>>> thinking about an Arch audio distro that can be used by inexperienced
>>> users.
>> <snip>
>>> Isn't it to hard for inexperienced users, musicians who aren't
>>> interested in computer technology, who only want to use a computer, to
>>> set up Arch Linux?
>> They should use Ubuntu Studio or something else. 'Easy-setup' Arch
>> derivatives do exist, but who will support those users when the
>> inevitable problems arise?
>> If someone isn't interested in computer technology and only wants to
>> use a computer, then you do him/her a disservice by providing an
>> easy-to-install Arch. Now, if the parties providing such Arch installs
>> are also going to be providing support and trouble-shooting services,
>> then no issue. Archbang, for example, provides their own support.
> Being a musician and recording using Linux audio, I can concur that Arch Ian't the best distro to start with.  It's great to use when you know what you're doing, though.
> I don't know if you're familiar with KX Studio, but it may be a better alternative.  It currently is set up through Ubuntu PPAs, but the developer is in the process of transitioning to a Debian repo/PPA (I don't recall what Debian uses) for the same reason you cited.  I recommend giving that one a look.

Some of the apps are in the AUR
* https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/carla/
* https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/cadence/

Would it be possible to recreate it ontop of Arch rather than Ubuntu / Debian?

I have a pair of commented out kxstudio Arch repos in my pacman.conf,
they seem to be long gone:
 KXStudio Free
Server = http://kxstudio.sf.net/repo/arch/$arch

 KXStudio Non-Free
Server = http://kxstudio.sf.net/repo/arch/$arch

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