App suggestions for next release

  • danboid
Posted: Sat, 01/26/2008 - 23:04
Hi 64 Studio devs and users! I have known about 64 Studio for a while thanks to Dave P but I've only just tried it tonight and I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that its instantly become one of my fave Linux distros- there's very little I could ask to be improved, but I would love to see a separate non-free version which would come with cinelerra, mplayer, w32codecs, ffmpeg, DeVeDe, dvd2css etc- that'd be great for those who want to switch to Linux but don't have broadband. Whats more its an English distro made by guys into Beefheart- we're best buds already! :D Here are my initial thoughts on how to improve the existing 2.0: Make Nautilus default to opening in browser mode Programs I'd like to see included in the next release include Traverso, krita, gtick (metronome), nautilus-image-converter (very handy batch image resize plugin for nautilus see ), nautilus-open-terminal, k3b, synfig and HyperMammut ( - by the author of Zyn) please! Is there any chance of including winff (the best video conversion gui for Linux by far) and ffmpeg on the DVD? If not it would be good to see the latest version added to the 64studio backports repo- the same goes for DeVeDe and mencoder- could these not be included on the DVD either? I'm very impressed by 64Studio and I'll certainly be recommending it to my friends - keep up the great work! dan

my suggestions

  • ethanay
  • 05/20/08
  • Tue, 06/03/2008 - 12:55
dssi-vst is wonderful and is updated regularly. it is all gpl code so could be included, but it was almost as easy for me to download and install without it being in the repositories. imho, the most important thing for me is the availability of current supporting know, the "behind the scenes" type stuff that forms the dependencies for the more sexy apps we like to talk about and use. i can imagine it is also difficult to keep them current and stable. but when they are, it is so much easier to add any other app that i want, even if compiling from source. with that said: MusE 0.9, MuseScore 0.9.2 (or whatever the latest stable builds by the time 64studio 3.0 does its freeze), and whatever the latest seq24 build is (there are some patches floating around, I guess). there is also a softwerk 3.0 that isn't too old. haven't tested it, but if it works, it could be included to give people some more sequencer options. and, of course, FFADO support would be wonderful!! (vital for my setup, actually)

SnoopLooper, LMMS ready?

  • capitan_mission
  • 05/18/08
  • Sun, 05/18/2008 - 16:01
SnoopLoopers is nice and very simple/useful. Lmms is cool but I think is not ready for 64studio, very unstable, and 64studio philosophy is a stable workastation.

I think you mast add to new

  • Kacper
  • 03/22/08
  • Thu, 03/27/2008 - 11:18
I think you mast add to new 64studio midi sequencer based on pattern, like the Seq24.

One package that's in the

  • Saturnyne
  • 10/11/07
  • Thu, 03/27/2008 - 03:11
One package that's in the repos that I think should be included by default is LMMS. As it is now, LMMS is extremely buggy (VERY prone to freezing) and the install doesn't work properly. I find it funny in a way, since it's supposed to be "etch", but whatever. Anyway, I think it should be included because while it's still quite in its infancy, it's already very powerful, and I've used it to create entire songs with great success. Also, the ability to create and add your own samples and loops makes it all the more powerful. As I understand it, versions past the one available (0.2.1) have some effects such as reverb available too. Not only does this get my vote, it gets my recommendation.

hope this isn't dead

  • Nate
  • 05/22/07
  • Thu, 02/28/2008 - 16:33
hey guys sorry I haven't been around for a while. but I did just find a nice little synth that works great on 64studio so far. MX44, I know ubuntu has had it for a while now. A while back I installed from source code on a 64 bit system with no issues at all. I did also try installing the ubuntu deb package and worked well too. If I remember correctly it doesn't have hardly any dependencies and I believe they are all covered by other apps already. the site if anyone is interested is as follows: mx44 site it gets my vote for the next release. and my appologies if this is a dead thread


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 01/27/2008 - 18:54
Some of these cool apps have vital dependencies on patented packages. Even though they might be free, 64studio cannot include it without a licence, and that costs money. Bigger problem, it sometimes costs money for each instance you want to distribute. Therefore some cool apps will never make it to the install DVD, but you can install it from other sources, no problem (for instance : cinelerra) Cheers!


  • danboid
  • 01/26/08
  • Sun, 01/27/2008 - 14:19
sooperlooper is surely one of the top 5 FOSS music apps and maybe the most fun of all! I will cry if its not on the next DVD ;)

also don't forget

  • danboid
  • 01/26/08
  • Sun, 01/27/2008 - 14:05
chibitracker - the best FOSS tracker I know of dvdrip - still perfectly usable for capturing video from home made dvds without dvdcss2 wine and dssi-vst - I don't think you could ship wineasio but dssi-vst does the same job with all GPL code. VST support out of the box would be fantastic!


  • danboid
  • 01/26/08
  • Sun, 01/27/2008 - 08:56
specimen - because I find it much more useful and straight forward than linuxsampler gigedit - to edit gigasampler files swami - soundfont editor

more apps

  • danboid
  • 01/26/08
  • Sun, 01/27/2008 - 00:08
xdtv/xawdecode - I know not many people need to capture analogue video via a v4l2 capture card but this is the only program that can do it at DVD res with realtime preview under Linux. gtk-recordmydesktop ...and if KDEnlive 0.6 is released in time for the next 64studio that would also make a great addition to its video toolkit, though just like xdtv and winff it depends on if you are able to include ffmpeg on the dvd, otherwise they'd make great additions to the repo.