[nSLUG] Free Software doesn't have to be boring

Paul Boudreau pbx at eastlink.ca
Mon Mar 1 00:57:04 AST 2004


Donald Teed wrote:

>On Sun, 29 Feb 2004, Paul Boudreau wrote:
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>>There's lots of socially redeeming stuff on Slashdot too...
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>Yep, I try to visit it everyday.  I find it is a useful
>barometer/radar of interesting news, even with the
>flaws of content and participants.
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>>I may have not responded fully to your earlier critique
>>of Slackware, so if you're interested:
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>>http://uml.sourceforge.net/download.php
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>The person who had problems with Umbrello tried the package
>from that site in Slackware 9.0 - it would not build - something
>about a dependancy not found but I don't have the detail on it.
>I found it could be added in Gentoo or Xandros (from
>Debian sources) in a few minutes without frustration.
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>>http://www.audioslack.com/packages/ardour
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>Yep, and it does at least list the first level of
>dependancies you need.  But it doesn't list the
>versions of many of the dependancies, and some of
>the first level have their own dependancies.
>I'd expect it would take longer to build this
>in Slackware (for the first time) than it would
>in Gentoo, compiling from source on a reasonably
>fast machine.  (I've only built it in Gentoo).
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>>http://www.dropline.net
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>I've heard dropline works well.
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>>http://slackpack.tripleg.net.au/slack.9.1.builder
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>I never knew of that one.  It is good to know of more
>alternatives.  I used to visit http://www.linuxpackages.net/
>and I found a lot of the stuff there was very amateur - package
>didn't meet name or versions of stuff, etc.
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>--Donald
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Ardour, eh? Yup, that's a toughie (jack and xfs too).
You might find some of the talks from the Linux Audio
Developers conference last year interesting.
I dl'd some of the oggs and listened to them.
It's funny how much of the stuff didn't work.
Seems very beta (alpha?)

http://www.linuxdj.com/audio/lad/eventszkm2003.php3



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