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Attn: Abe's Re: Linux /Ableton
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:01 pm
If I were to start an online poll garnering support for an Ableton port for Linux , and the results were very positive , could we maybe get some talk of a port going ?
I am a longtime OSX user , who has moved to PC and loving some Linux , and would love to continue to use my software on my new OS . I have spoke on a few boards regarding this , and I hear some serious interest.
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:56 pm
...if you port drivers for all our different audio interfaces as well. And USB controllers... And...
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:58 pm
I know , a huge task indeed. But with JACK ....
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:00 pm
4amStudios wrote:I know , a huge task indeed. But with JACK ....
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:37 pm
If it's on Mac OS it shouldn't be THAT hard to port to at least BSD
since the new Mac OS is based on BSD.
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:49 pm
I hear ya, it's been discussed many times. I used to be a big advocate of the idea, but I'm no longer too concerned with it.
I like the idea of Ableton being the first major DAW available in Mac, Win, and Penguin. Being among the first companies to release a univeral binary for the MacIntel got the Abes a lot of great publicity. Even my Linux obssesed father out in the middle of nowhere New Mexico heard about that. I think the idea of a universal app is really cool.
I also think a linux release would greatly benefit the more tech-savvy pros who use Live in a live music setting. Live is famous for being stable on stage, and a linux release would make a crash even more unlikely.
But, if you really look at it, a linux release would go against some of the tenets that make Live what it is. When you present a commercial application and promote it as being compatible with all VST instuments, you don't want to introduce a version of the software that won't be compatible with most of the VST instruments out there. In a nutshell, a linux release would complicate the essence of what makes Live stand out, it would rob it of its simplicity.
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:54 pm
I feel lucky we have a up to date Mac version.