[PD] linux best for pd? / "best linux" for Pd? / On a Mac?
Alexandre Torres Porres
porres at gmail.com
Fri May 31 00:17:42 CEST 2013
> One very big advantage on Linux is
> the possibility to run Pd with hassle-free jack
I'm ok with soundflower for that matter, although jack is more powerful
2013/5/30 Lorenzo Sutton <lorenzofsutton at gmail.com>
> On 30/05/13 22:43, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
>> Hi there, correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems Pd runs smoother in
>> Linux than in any other OS, is that right?
>> Perhaps some of you have run benchmarks for it with the same machine and
>> diferente Operational Systems. I was curious to try myself.
> Can't comment extensively on that. I use Pd on Linux, used it on windows
> and once on OSX.
> One very big advantage on Linux is the possibility to run Pd with
> hassle-free jack, in turn easy multichannel.
> Not only - jack means you can directly record into a DAW (e.g. Ardour),
> again with multiple 'virtual' channels if you want.
>> Now, is there a "best linux" for Pd? Maybe one that allows you to tweak
>> in a little more to have insanely low latencies?
>> Yeah, the whole point and interest is to try and reach an absurdly
>> optimized latency and CPU load.
> Not sure about insane values, but I'm happy with debian now. Although I do
> very little live stuff these days. I think Pd-extended development is
> mostly done on debian, but I may be wrong on that.
>> Now that I got myself a Raspberry Pi (my first linux) I wanna enjoy the
>> opportunity/motivation to broaden my linux usage to my regular laptops.
>> I use macs by the way. Don't know if that is an issue. Like being next
>> to an impossible task to install a nice hardcore ("the best one") linux
>> distribution in it.
>> I've seen that recently Linux has been able to work (poorly at least)
>> with Thunderbolt. I have an RME Multiface that seems to works well on
>> linux. Since newer macbooks lost the PCI slot, all that I'm missing is
>> that my thunderbolt to PCI slot adapter works in Linux. That'd be cool,
>> to run it on my macbook air, on linux... but I digress.
> Can't comment on those.
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