[PD] pd-0.45 + jack == weirdness

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Wed Jun 26 11:31:40 CEST 2013

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On 2013-06-26 11:16, batinste wrote:
> I guess that asking Ardour's main dev (Paul Davis, also one of
> jackd's devs) about the expected behaviour of a jack app would be a
> good idea.

i'd rather ask the entire jack-dev crew.
while paul has written the original jack server, he is no longer the
main authore of jackd2.

> ~$ pd-extended
> 4 seconds trying to get that there's no jackd running... Did i
> specified -jack ? No ! So why is Pd-ext trying to start it ?

most likely because you *did* specify to start "-jack" in your

but seriously: i don't think this is a very good example (most likely
you were trying to prove that my claim that "pd should not try to be
too clever" was incorrect in many cases).

what i did forget in my post is:
yes, i would like to have an "-audio auto" switch, that will try to
get *any* audio backend (e.g. jack, alsa, oss, dummy; in that order)
i even think that this should be the default (e.g. when you start Pd
with no arguments and uninitialized settings).
but if the user specifies a given audio backend (e.g. "-audio jack",
or "-jack" as we currently call it), then Pd should not do something else.

those who don't like the default "any" config, could specify multiple
backends, e.g. "-audio alsa,oss"

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