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by danboid
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: 8-bit Treats from Tracktion
Replies: 15
Views: 3701

Re: 8-bit Treats from Tracktion

I have got SID to build under 17.10. Roland says he is probably going to integrate the submodules into the SID tree soon so there should be no need to have a github account with SSH keys configured to build these plugins soon but as for now the build process is as follows: git clone https://github.c...
by danboid
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: 8-bit Treats from Tracktion
Replies: 15
Views: 3701

Re: 8-bit Treats from Tracktion

Yep - I got the font issue fixed, as those which have checked out my github ticket will have noticed. The solution was as I expected (MS fonts not installed), specifically Verdana is required BUT users of recent versions of Ubuntu (including 17.10) cannot install msttcorefonts from the package manag...
by danboid
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: 8-bit Treats from Tracktion
Replies: 15
Views: 3701

Re: 8-bit Treats from Tracktion

davephillips:

Can you please explain how you built these plugins - I've not had much luck so far:

https://github.com/FigBug/SID/issues/1

EDIT

I wonder if Dave used this to build these plugs:

https://github.com/McMartin/JUCE.cmake

?
by danboid
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: 8-bit Treats from Tracktion
Replies: 15
Views: 3701

Re: 8-bit Treats from Tracktion

I'm having the same issue with the UIs (and the SID VU meter) under Ardour as REAPER.

Either I don't have the correct font installed or maybe I just need to build them from source?

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 17.10 BTW

Screenshot at 2017-09-28 10-25-11.png
by danboid
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Plugins, Effects and Instruments
Topic: 8-bit Treats from Tracktion
Replies: 15
Views: 3701

Re: 8-bit Treats from Tracktion

Fantastic news! These could well the the softsynths I've waited 2 decades for! :) I've just given them a quick go with the latest REAPER dev build under Ubuntu 17.10 x64. REAPER can load them but all the text is missing in the UIs apart from the name of the synth. Also, I'm a bit concerned that the ...
by danboid
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: shufti - the best image viewer
Replies: 3
Views: 1762

Re: shufti - the best image viewer

These days I only really use 2 media consumption apps under Linux - shufti for images and mpv for everything else.

I'd like to hear what peoples fave image viewing apps are and why?
by danboid
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: shufti - the best image viewer
Replies: 3
Views: 1762

shufti - the best image viewer

shufti is a lightweight, PyQt-based image viewer that non-destructively saves and restores the zoom level, rotation, window size, desktop location and viewing area on a per-image/file location basis. It is the only image viewer that works how I believe all image viewers should've always worked ie in...
by danboid
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Ubuntu vs opensuse for a regular user in 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 6704

Re: Ubuntu vs opensuse for a regular user in 2017

Suse Studio and OBS are two of the best distro services out there. I really like the calamares installer as used by the Suse Studio builds. I've ended up installing the Ubuntu MATE 17.10 beta and its working great so far, which is a nice surprise as the last couple of releases of UM have been junk f...
by danboid
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Ubuntu vs opensuse for a regular user in 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 6704

Re: Ubuntu vs opensuse for a regular user in 2017

I'm back, after having tested the openSUSE waters IMO: I think its definitely worth checking out openSUSE to see if it works for you. In my specific use case, opensuse doesn't cut it because I was unable to get video thumbnail previews to work in any of the GTK filemanagers - mainly Thunar but also ...
by danboid
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Ubuntu vs opensuse for a regular user in 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 6704

Re: Ubuntu vs opensuse for a regular user in 2017

I'm going to be trying (the MATE and maybe the Lxqt LEAP versions of) GeckoLinux first

https://geckolinux.github.io/

Its got a number of advantages over the official opensuse installers, including a choice of desktop without having to download them all in one 4.7GB ISO.
by danboid
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: Sing, beastie, sing!
Replies: 72
Views: 22395

Re: Sing, beastie, sing!

OpenZFS will do just fine. I've heard that about 50% of it current codebase is from after when Oracle closed Solaris again. If I like opensuse more than Arch, Debian and Ubuntu, I'll be looking into how to install it to a ZFS root partition. Even if I have no luck with that, I'm sure I'll stil be ab...
by danboid
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: Sing, beastie, sing!
Replies: 72
Views: 22395

Re: Sing, beastie, sing!

I've spent the last 5/6 months using TrueOS as my primary OS but tomorrow, when I get broadband again, I will be switching back to Linux as my main OS. I think TrueOS is the most interesting and promising non-Linux based open source OS. I'm equally fascinated by Redox and Haiku but they are more ent...
by danboid
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Ubuntu vs opensuse for a regular user in 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 6704

Re: Ubuntu vs opensuse for a regular user in 2017

One of the main advantages of ZFS is the scrub feature which checks your files match their checksums and so this helps fight bitrot. BTRFSs scrub is offline only so doesn't seem like much use to me.
by danboid
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Ubuntu vs opensuse for a regular user in 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 6704

Re: Ubuntu vs opensuse for a regular user in 2017

I've decided its still best to avoid BTRFS. Here's the official shortlist of reasons its shit: https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Gotchas https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Gotchas#Fragmentation RAID 5 and 6 are totally fubar and people are reporting hugely slow fs ops with as few as 8 sna...
by danboid
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Ubuntu vs opensuse for a regular user in 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 6704

Re: Ubuntu vs opensuse for a regular user in 2017

I'd like to hear from any Leap users who have tried upgrading in-place from at least one Leap release to another. How did it go?

Rui:

Do you use an RT kernel? Do you use BTRFS too?

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