Check out ish. It’s a Linix shell for iOS, based on Arch Linux, I think. I haven’t done any coding/compiling there, but it should be possible for certain things. For me it’s the best way to play NetHack on an iPad ;-)
I read this as: Check out ORCA for ios... Thanks for ruining my productive day
I always find it a shame when I buy some kit and then I'm told I have to have windows (or mac) to update it (I'm linux on a daily driver, I do have another laptop with windows on it in the house somewhere but only for those updates that I really can't do in other ways).
IMHO the best firmware updates/programmable interfaces are those that 1) a built on an openstack, 2) don't require "special" environments, 3) are open source themselves. - ie. allow the user to decide what and how they use the firmware and allow them to update and extend and share back.
If the intention is then to make something accessible for non-technical people (or just make it a simple user experience) then build something very accessible to all (eg web based) on top of that.
Good experiences I've had in the past:
1) audio programming like on the edison robot (I think somebody mentioned the core1.ae does this too?)
2) programming in a web interface like for the microbit
3) sysex download to midi/digital device like with the Waldorf Blofeld
4) arduino compatible code as with all arduinos, arm/stem32, esp chips etc.
I'll summarise the bad experiences (like with Arturia, even though I love their gear) - "you need to download our software centre to do all your configuring in a gui" ... "and it only works on windows" - (and to make it worse) "and you have to register with us to do that".
Hi everyone, I guess I’m chiming in really late on this thread, but I wanted to throw my name in as a Linux user.
I use Kubuntu with Ubuntu Studio installed over it. I dual boot my laptop so I can use Ableton Live on Win11 sometimes, but I spend the vast majority of my time on Linux.
On there I use Bitwig Studio as my DAW (which I absolutely love!!!) VCV Rack (pure magic!! It so amazing!!) SuperCollider, Tidal Cycles, Sonic Pi, PureData, Bespoke, and Orca (a little). I have an Expert Sleepers ES-9 that lets me send CV between the software on my laptop to my AE hardware and my Moog hardware and controllers. I love getting a bunch of stuff running all at once.
I have to say that I find the audio performance way more solid on Linux than on Windows. It may be a little less straight forward to get working properly at first, but once you get comfortable using Jack it goes smooth.
I also do some programming on Linux, mostly in C, and I have dreams of one day programming a synth. Probably should learn C++ for that.
Anyway - yay for Linux!!
- Jeff / P.S. I started using Linux back in I think about 1993 or somewhere in there. It has come a long way. It became my primary OS on my home computers in the late 90s.
Aha we have basically all the same music software installed Trouble is its hard for me to focus on just one, i had my month obsessed with Puredata, then Tidal, and Orca is always rumbling in the background Bespoke i'm actually not super into - it looks incredible but i just find it so fussy to work with, its like an awkward midway point between PD and 'real' modular
I still have my disagreements with Jack about audio but i think a lot of it is a quirk of my laptop - which for some reason ASUS decided to build without a 3.5mm audio jack. I have to plug headphones into a USB-C dongle which i think confuses matters, but i've just about figured it out now!