Hi Glen !
I sadly gave up AVL after 3 days of use
Not a pure distro problem, but 2 or 3 little things :
-The RT-Kernel didn’t improve the latency performance for my setup VS the Low Latency one I usually use, maybe I expected too much on that point
-It was really a strugle for me to recover my projects in ardour, weird behavior with my LV2 presets(some fine, some lost)
-Ardour gave me much more midi bugs, esp with the loop mode, than on my usual distro,I don’t understand but that was really annoying for my point of view as I use and abuse the loop mode in my midi writing workflow to preview audio.
-Had some problems with the locales too
After 3 days fightingt against those problems I choosed to go back to my usual setup as I did more maintenance than music.
It’s really not an AVL fault but I think that’s me, who maybe expected too much of that try, esp with the latency improvement
About your distro, here is my little feedback :
-Looks vanished, nice DE setup, I would just find more convenient to get an extra taskbar on the upperside of the desktop.
-Installed it with no matter at all, but I think that for the non tech-savvy ones , the restore-tool can be confusing, esp when dealing with gparted , maybe could the manual be auto-displayed when live-booting before installation
-The manual is fine and well written
-Synaptic gave me some broken things at the first refresh, something dealing with Cinerella I think
I take one lesson after this adventure, it is that distro-rolling is not to be lightly made in the audio production world, especially when you already have a working setup, as it takes much time to make your tools work smoothly again, and I prefer giving my time to music than system maintenance.
But after-all that was an interesting experience for me
Keep your good work!, your distro is nice , it was maybe not the right time for me to jump in, but be sure I will follow AVL closer now !
Please forgive my bad english, It was an attempt to give you a feedback from someone who really discovered AVL this time.
à bientôt , cheers !