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Linux Distribution: JackLab
Url: http://www.jacklab.org/

 
JAD is fully compatible with the recently released openSUSE 10.2. It contains a full production environment for media production, primarily music. For this, the JackLab team added a real-time kernel version 2.6.19 to have fast audio processing with a late

About JackLab
A Linux-based distribution that is designed for music needs to be flexible, powerful, yet easy and quick to use. All of these things are essential in a busy, creative environment. Thinking about these requirements, we decided to base JAD on openSUSE due to its stability and long development history. All major administrative tasks can be done graphically and easily without having to learn any complicated terminal commands.

JAD will be fully compatible with the recently released openSUSE 10.2. It will contain a full production environment for media production, primarily music. For this, the JackLab team added a Realtime Kernel version 2.6.19 to have fast audio processing with a latency up to 1.5ms. The default audio system will be based on the the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) which is designed for the needs of musicians and producers and gives a professional audio/midi controlling interface.

The installer is based on the acclaimed YaST2, which also serves as an easy-to-use administrative tool. To keep as many essential computer resources for music as possible, we have decided to use Enlightenment D17 desktop shell as the default window manager. KDE desktop environment is also included, so the user-friendly file manager - Konqueror, is available along with Kmail, Konversation, k3b and other KDE tools. For music creation and editing, we have included around 70 audio applications with sequencers, synthesizers and tools all installed and ready to go. User-friendly support for setting up and running VST instruments and effects is given. Additionally, there are applications for video production and a graphic suite that are included on the DVD. For browsing the internet, we have included Firefox 2.0 chosen for its stability, security and extendability.

JAD is a community based effort and is the culmination of the work of many contributors. Recently, JackLab and PackMan (packman.links2linux.de) have joined forces to offer JAD access to the PackMan repositories so that up-to-date audio software, non-audio software and multimedia codecs are available to JAD users. The JAD development team would like you to participate in the development process too.

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Releases:
2007-07-09 00:00:00.0 JackLab Audio Distribution 1.0 Beta 2 is out    View
Today, the JAD developers released the second BETA version of their JackLab Audio Distribution for interested BETA testers. JAD 1.0 is based on openSUSE 10.2, but was adjusted to suit the requirements of the creative user. For music applications the real-time kernel 2.6.19 provides a low latency JACK audio system. The 1.4 GB installation DVD offers about 80 applications covering the audio sector with full VST and multimedia codecs support. A live DVD with an optional installer will be also available in the next days.
2007-05-05 00:00:00.0 JackLab Audio Distribution 1.0 Alpha 3 is available now    View
Some bug fixes, some new features - the third developer's release is available now. Changelog: the default kernel will be realtime kernel 2.6.19; added pre-configured Smart and Smart-GUI for updates (Smart is now the default JAD update package manager); added a JAD GTK+ theme as default; updated Jack to version 0.103; changed *.desktop for AMS and Aeolus; added rar and unrar; added new WINE and WineAsio, a compatibility layer for Windows audio applications using the low latency ASIO as Jack client.
2007-01-27 00:00:00.0 JackLab Audio Distribution 0.1 Alpha 1 is available    View
The JackLab Team is proud to present the first public alpha release of the JackLab Audio Distribution (JAD). JAD is fully compatible with the recently released openSUSE 10.2. It contains a full production environment for media production, primarily music. For this, the JackLab team added a real-time kernel version 2.6.19 to have fast audio processing with a latency up to 1.5ms. The default audio system is based on the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) which is designed for the needs of musicians and producers and gives a professional audio/midi controlling interface.
 
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