Building Ardour2 in Ubuntu Feisty
December 12, 2006
Disclaimer: Ubuntu Feisty is still in its first weeks, so might be a very unstable distribution. But in my case is working decently well so far (I’m using Feisty because it comes with a kernel more mac-intel friendly). Anyway, de howto will probably work in Ubuntu Edgy.
Ardour is a wonderful digital audio workstation developed mainly by Paul Davis. The new version Ardour2, which still in beta stage, looks and feels really pro. It’s probably my favorite Linux app.
Now, how can you build the bleeding edge (subversion) version of ardour2 in Ubuntu? (tested in Feisty)
Important: Please refer to the official ardour download and build page for more detailed and updated information. This is just a quick receipt for Feisty.
1. Get the code from subversion
svn co http://subversion.ardour.org/svn/ardour2/branches/2.0-ongoing ardour2.0-ongoing
(Updated 2007/05/15 changed trunk for branches/2.0-ongoing . After release 2.0, trunk needs a newer jack version not available in Feisty, and it will be under big changes for a while, so it’s not the recommended version for the normal user)
2. Install needed tools and build dependencies:
sudo apt-get install -y scons build-essential libtool pkg-config gettext libjack-dev libxml2-dev libsamplerate-dev libraptor-dev liblrdf-dev libgnomecanvas2-dev libboost-dev liblo-dev libglib-dev libgtkmm-dev libsndfile-dev libasound2-dev automake
(Updated 2007/05/01 added
3. compile and install
sudo scons install
Tip: use scons -j3 if your computer is a dual core.
4. start jack with qjackctl and run ardour2
And ready to use ardour2 in all its glory:
In this screenshot you can see that I’m using a 3d desktop (windows shadows). Amb using compiz-freedesktop-gnome which already comes in the Feisty universe.