[PD] linux best for pd? / "best linux" for Pd? / On a Mac?

Gerhard Lang lang.gerhard at gmail.com
Sat Jun 1 00:37:12 CEST 2013

I'm on ubuntustudio 13.04 and kxstudio 12.04.1, 64bit. But only pd-l20rk 
runs to my satisfaction. All other pd variants make troubles with 
toggling dsp here on different  stationary machines and laptops. pd (and 
all other audio processing) without jack is no go for me.

Am 30.05.2013 22:43, schrieb Alexandre Torres Porres:
> 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.
> 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.
> 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.
> Thanks
> Cheers
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