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.
Post by dizzeesatchel on May 12, 2022 10:48:59 GMT
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!
I downloaded Win11 a few weeks ago, the installation instructions were rubbish. I mounted the file on Drive H, copied the files to a USB stick and loaded it onto a £10 120GB SSD I bought on eBay with 2021 date after using Aomei to delete all the partitions. I use 2 HDD's for my files and use the SSD for the programs and back up constantly with SyncBackFree.
This is my desktop
I detest all the rubbish that comes with Windows from 7 onwards. I don't want to learn loads of stuff I don't need I want to have a machine I can use straightaway. I use Classic Start and Explorer Patcher to return the start to Win98/95 like a proper computer.
Windows 11 is the fastest OS I've ever used once I'd removed the sign in rubbish, power button to desktop 32 seconds. It'll run old software, Office 2003, Photoshop 7 from 2002 and new stuff blazingly fast.
Cheers - Jim
 If Photoshop would run on Linux I would swap straightaway, sadly their Gimp has not caught up with Ps5 from 1998 yet, too many cooks [edit2] Or would I? On reflection no I would not change, I rely on lots of freeware that's not available for any of the other OS's.
I'm adding Atari TOS for the STE as that is where my favourite sequencer lives. I'm hoping to get it emulated nicely to save space though.
Oh how I regret throwing away both the ST and the STE 10 years ago! On the other hand I did not have any space for it, and I was already hooked by MacOS... but I had many good years with the Atari! Remember Replay sampler anyone? Or the trackers... or even programming Basic on the tone generators... I haven't tried the Hatari emulator and I don't know where my ensoniq editor disk is anyway, but that could have been a nice revival...