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Hacking pd-l2ock - Timeline

Monday, May 20th. Installed Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Lucid) on CSRL HP ProBook 4520s. Installed pd-l2ork and tested but no sound, though system audio clearly works.

Tuesday, May 21st. Right-click issue leads to installation of 10.04 upgrades. Nothing solved the problem, but I did find a configuration file which may have parameters that fix the issue (clickpad implementation is tricky - see ArchLinux and Ubuntu forums). Workaround turns out to be very easy - just installed a USB mouse.

Upgrade removed a number of “obsolete” packages crucial to pd-l2ork's operation. Reinstallation went without a hitch, thanks to detailed install instructions on the DISIS website. The audio issue turns out to be a mismatch with the Linux audio server systems. Worked out the proper pd-l2ork command line for interaction with the JACK audio server (AND AS ALWAYS! start JACK up first).

We have audio! We have external mic access via [adc~] and we may have webcam video (installed Processing with GSVideo but something is flaky…v2.0?). Patches tried: [discrete_summation] and [discrete_summation_bandlimited] plus some internal mic tests.

Wednesday, May 22nd. Created a tasklist (see here) and this wiki entry. Began with algocomp externals; several key objects are missing.

Tour day; spent some time in the DISIS lab, recording studio, and classroom space. Up to 8 workstations with patchbays, Edirol mixer/processor, etc. capable of targeting up to 7 channels for each of 7 speakers arranged on the walls around the room.

Thursday, May 23rd. Continuing with evaluating externals. First task is to figure out why algocomp mix and ifs (etc) objects are MIA.

pd-l2ork/timeline.txt · Last modified: 2013/05/23 14:46 by scarl