LV2 Plugin Meta Package in Arch? (Migrating from Ubuntu)

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LV2 Plugin Meta Package in Arch? (Migrating from Ubuntu)

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Something similar to "apt-get install kxstudio-meta-audio-plugins-lv2" but in Arch.

I love both Ubuntu Unity (HUD and global menu bar) and GNOME Shell (GTK 3.10+ Mac-like header bar for applications), but since I'm going to go completely GNOME Shell due to support for applications making use of dark theme, such as GNOME Photos and Totem, I really want to go with the latest in packages, most notably GNOME Shell 3.14, which isn't in Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 but available in PPA. However, I am turning my back against Canonical's feature freeze for Ubuntu and wanted a rolling release. Debian is okay, but I prefer Arch. I cannot be certain for sure, but I think Arch might have more updated packages compared to Debian. I don't mind bugs in software, but I don't like being held back in certain versions (Mesa, for example) where I have to add a PPA so I can get the latest and greatest software that I want. What I mean is, I like to run the latest version of Mesa and Linux kernel which makes open source radeon driver nice for playing Steam games such as Portal 2 and Trine 2. So yeah, I'm not just using my desktop for making music, but more of a multi-purpose distro. Installing Arch is not for beginners, as I've done it before in a VM.

Applications I love to run in Unity but with no shadows:
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Example application that don't work too well with Unity:
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But by going to GNOME Shell 3.14, I will miss the HUD, which I love:
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But with all the things that I love when it comes to Unity and GNOME Shell as two desktop environments, I think it is nearly impossible to find a perfect desktop environment that I can get the best of both worlds.

However, I have diverted myself from the main topic which is about simplifying the installation of all the LV2 plugins, so with that in mind, I don't want to have to issue "yoaurt install lv2" and enter something like "1 2 3 5 7 9 12 13 15 18 21 23 27 33 39 ..." just to scroll up and down through all the list of plugins that I want. So yeah, is there something similar to kxstudio-meta-audio-plugins-lv2?"
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Music Interest: New Age w/ a mix of modern smooth jazz, light techno/trance & downtempo -- something Epcot Future World/Tomorrowland-flavored.
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Re: LV2 Plugin Meta Package in Arch? (Migrating from Ubuntu)

Post by funkmuscle »

been using Arch forever.. The only thing I think, I could be wrong, but you get the distrho bundles, calf bundles and a few others but as Arch not being just a studio distro and most of the users there don't seem to really care if Arch is awesome for being a pro studio distro, the guys in AUR are doing their best but I think it's all individual install per plugin..
falk was at one point doing stuff for Arch but I can't remember what changed. Was a pain and still is a pain using yaourt or packer to install each plugin but in the end I'm loving it.
Sidux I think is a rolling release isn't it?

Or like falk said, ask at http://archaudio.org/, they've just reactivated the site and have their own audio repo..
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Re: LV2 Plugin Meta Package in Arch? (Migrating from Ubuntu)

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Okay, thanks guys.
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