glokraw wrote:muffler wrote:In case anyone from U-he is here...
Without looking through the 68 pages of this thread, can you say why these are considered beta?
Linux itself is a perpetual beta, not necessarily from a quality assurance
or stability perspective, but from the constant motion of the kernel,
the gui toolkits, the C libraries, and the outcomes of various power plays.
This requires software devs to plant foundations on sandbanks,
and hope the tides are favourable, knowing that storms are seasonal,
in the best case scenario. Fortunately, a lot of what is under the hood
of a debian system, has a cousin in rpm based systems, and package-building
systems like Arch and Slackware, so a linux based musician never has far
to travel to reach success.
This completely depends on what distro you are using! It's not true that "Linux itself is a perpetual beta", try Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Centos, or even a LTS Ubuntu.
The problem has been fragmentation and having to support many different desktops, that is becoming less of a problem now Ubuntu is switching to Gnome and Wayland will become the new standard for display.