Subject: Re: [ecasound] ecasound on low-end machines
From: Mikko Nummelin (mnummeli_AT_cc.hut.fi)
Date: Tue Nov 18 2003 - 17:40:13 EET
On Tue, 18 Nov 2003, Kai Vehmanen wrote:
> Hello all,
> I just finished testing Ecasound (2.3.0) on my old 486SX/25Mhz/16MB,
> running Debian 3.0 (2.2.18pre21 as the kernel).
> As the machine has only 16MB of mem, the build took ages (two days!) to
> complete, but it did go through without errors. I also run the testbench
> (make check) and it went through without problems.
> So it seems Ecasound is quite usable even on low-end machine. The
> compilation is painfully slow, but luckily you can do it on faster
> machines and install only the binaries ("apt-get install ecasound"...).
> As for compilation speed, I've added a new --disable-effects configure
> option to Ecasound's CVS-tree. You can use this to build Ecasound without
> effect and controller components. This significantly reduces the binary
> size as well as compilation time.
For these purposes, there might be good to branch another project from
ecasound (using some of the same structures) to just be able to do
multitrack-recording with ALSA, but nothing else. This idea of doing a
stripped version has been done with Mozilla, resulting in Mozilla
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