Latest Linux Builds (8272)

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Beamboom
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178 posts since 2 Apr, 2014

Post Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:11 am

skottish wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:43 am
u-he's synths are designed to install in the users' home directory.
They are no more "designed" to do so than any other software. As far as I can see there should be no hurdles to speak of to place them for example under /usr/local, usr/lib/vst or /opt/. Or any of the other paths where users can run software from.

Other VSTs that are installed from the Ubuntu repos are typically located in usr/lib/vst if I recall correctly.

glokraw
KVRAF
7341 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Latest Linux Builds (8272)

Post Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:11 pm

Beamboom wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:11 am
skottish wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:43 am
u-he's synths are designed to install in the users' home directory.
They are no more "designed" to do so than any other software. As far as I can see there should be no hurdles to speak of to place them for example under /usr/local, usr/lib/vst or /opt/. Or any of the other paths where users can run software from.

Other VSTs that are installed from the Ubuntu repos are typically located in usr/lib/vst if I recall correctly.
The U-he installer scripts are pretty easy to edit, but moving plugin links
out of .vst is mostly pointless, as it's a path that linux daws can always scan,
and where linvst wrapped windows plugins can coexist.

From a u-he install script, note the as AS_ROOT=0 below

This can be flipped to a 1 if a root-user installation
is desired/needed (as in Puppy Linux variants)
--------------------------------------------------------------
#! /bin/sh -e

# change to the script directory
cd $(dirname "$0")

# initialization
PRODUCT="Repro-1"
if test -t 0 -a -t 1 ; then
INTERACTIF=1
else
INTERACTIF=0
fi
AS_ROOT=0
QUIET=0
VSTDIR="$HOME/.vst/u-he"
VST3DIR="$HOME/.vst3/u-he"
WITH_32=0
ARCH=$(uname -m)
NO_PRESETS=0
...snip...

Cheers

glokraw
KVRAF
7341 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: Latest Linux Builds (8272)

Post Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:21 pm

Someone posted about the coming Zebra 2.9 and discount
in a linux musicans market forum, and it has over a hundred views.
Let's hope there will be some testers-turned-first-time-U-he-buyers
among them.

Someone with kids on the Christmas list could do worse,
especially with BF deals on midi controllers etc. Gifts that
last a lifetime are often the best! :hyper:

fsciarra62
KVRist
67 posts since 20 Feb, 2018 from La Spezia, Italy

Re: Latest Linux Builds (8272)

Post Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:40 am

Hi abique, hi all at U-He, hi forum people...

Is there any news about current Linux build status?
I would like to try new Uhbik, and all the rest, clearly...

May I help in any way? I'm a developer and I'm willing to help abique, so under his complete control obviously for free.

Can sign any NDA and all the rest. Just if needed...

Fabrizio

gislikarl
KVRer
15 posts since 30 May, 2015

Re: Latest Linux Builds (8272)

Post Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:11 am

What is the status of Uhbik2 bundle on Linux?

tasmaniandevil
KVRian
816 posts since 22 Mar, 2005 from Germany

Re: Latest Linux Builds (8272)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:25 am

Uhbik 2 is still in alpha state. And there is a crash in the Linux version which prevents us from posting an Uhbik alpha for Linux atm.

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lunardigs
KVRian
531 posts since 6 Jun, 2016 from Austin, Texas

Re: Latest Linux Builds (8272)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:27 am

Is the crash to do with graphics? Just curious.

tasmaniandevil
KVRian
816 posts since 22 Mar, 2005 from Germany

Re: Latest Linux Builds (8272)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:25 am

Has to do with the new spectrum view in Uhbik-Q.

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lunardigs
KVRian
531 posts since 6 Jun, 2016 from Austin, Texas

Re: Latest Linux Builds (8272)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:22 am

Is the problem isolated to X11/Wayland or regardless?

tasmaniandevil
KVRian
816 posts since 22 Mar, 2005 from Germany

Re: Latest Linux Builds (8272)

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:27 am

I don't know that. But since it's crashing in multiple Linux versions on different computers, probably "regardless".
Alex might know for sure.

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lunardigs
KVRian
531 posts since 6 Jun, 2016 from Austin, Texas

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Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:26 pm

Okay, thanks anyway!
X11 is the legacy Linux display server, Wayland is the new (decidedly). My thought was perhaps one has issues which the other doesn't.

fsciarra62
KVRist
67 posts since 20 Feb, 2018 from La Spezia, Italy

Re: Latest Linux Builds (8272)

Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:38 am

Well, Lunardings, that's not as obvious as it sounds... unfortunately.
UbuntuStudio up to 19.10 is still Xorg based and it's main multimedia distribution, very well suited for music applications. For what I know that's true for the whole Ubuntu.
I have to check for the other distributions but wayland is, currently, still a promise, not an established technology, up to my knowledge.
Many applications do not run on Wayland, and multiscreen output is poor performance, not naming networked.
So, I would stick with Xorg.
Just my 2c.

Fabrizio

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lunardigs
KVRian
531 posts since 6 Jun, 2016 from Austin, Texas

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Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:04 am

fsciarra62, yes, true! I'm on Fedora, presently, which has Wayland for Gnome--only. I use KDE, so it's X for me on that count. Plus, I have a discreet graphics card by an unavoidable company called nVidia; so X on that count as well, if I'm to use the official driver. Yes, I know there's been advancement on the Wayland-nVidia front, but it's not complete as I understand it. Plus, there's the Wayland multiscreen stuff, which I don't have experience with. Although, I do use mutliscreens.
So, yeah ... I'm not getting away from Xorg anytime soon. Which is fine; it does everything I need and works very well.

The matter I was curious about though, concerning U-he's new builds, is which display server--if the problem resides there at all-- might the builds be crashing upon.

fsciarra62
KVRist
67 posts since 20 Feb, 2018 from La Spezia, Italy

Re: Latest Linux Builds (8272)

Post Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:24 am

Hi,
in my experience, most of times that I had troubles on Linux, which were not happening in windows, were related to difference (substancial) in scheduling for multithreaded applications... and some dangling pointers.. :-D
Most GUI are not directly programmed in X, nowadays: you use a toolkit. Sometimes the thread safety is not well suited or, often, task scheduling differences bring at light some architectural flaws.
That is what, in my experience, has stronger incidence on windows/Linux porting and maintenance for cross platform software products. And dependency on 3rd party libraries, of course.
Never had problem with X per se. Nor really OpenGL by itself, too.

I cannot imagine how painful is mac support.
And I'm fine keeping myself and my company ignorant on that. :-D

Fabrizio

spoek
KVRer
1 posts since 27 Jan, 2020

Re: Latest Linux Builds (8272)

Post Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:07 am

Thanks you for plugins,

should i install them with install.sh or simply drag and drop the folder in my linux vst folder ?

regards

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