Friday, 7 December 2012

Taking the Pulse

As the Fedora Jam spin rolls onwards, a key component is Jack. The Jack Audio Connection Kit (one of those recursive anagrams so popular in the mid 2000s...) is the glue that binds pro-sound in Linux together. It's used for DAWs, audio plugins, real-time effects processing and generally pushing sound around. To do this it has to play well with another Linux audio layer, PulseAudio, and this is where the trouble starts.