AlexTheBassist wrote:Anybody who wants Windows software to be ported to Linux should just open up their email client,
write a big letter describing all the problems encountered when using WINE
What problems? Properly coded software, that doesn't include some control-freak-calling-home code
to authorize the product, will almost always work. Spitfire breaks industry standard paths.
Ilok goes to extremes, to provide extreme protection for their clients. But some big
companies are improving their installation/authorization warzones, like
Native Instruments, Korg, Cakewalk, and Reason. The undulating hydra of
jackd, alsa, and pulse, give me far more grief than finding some useful windows software.
When I email or forum-chat with developers, it's to report the enjoyment I have using their products,
and sometimes I mention it's used in linux,
and the devs rountinely reply their appreciation, and often, pleasant surprise.
If something didn't work, a linux user complaining about it out of the blue,
would rightfully be ignored, or reminded of the rigours devs face just surviving
against the current competition.
A lot of problems linux musicians face, come from under-specced equipment,
and the steadfast insistance upon constantly 'updating' systems that achieved some audio production stability,
only to be knocked back by the alpha-beta jollies of linux coders who couldn't carry a tune from the couch to the floor,.