Hello friends - I have been very pleased with Ardour 5.12 on UbuntuStudio 20.04 LTS, though I have had a growing feeling that I ought to upgrade to Ardour 6, or at least explore getting any appropriate updates, whatever that means. While I am pretty conscientious about applying software updates routinely provided by the system, this hasn’t advanced my Ardour version beyond 5.12. When I visited an UbuntuStudio chat room to ask about this, I was reminded that LTS releases emphasize stability over currency. They did however point me to a backports ppa if I really wanted to install Ardour 6.
If you run UbuntuStudio 20.04 LTS, what version of Ardour do you run?
20.04 here, always have gotten Ardour from ardour.org to be up-to-date. Honesly, if you are happy and comfortable with 5.12, or any piece of software, stick with it, unless there is some new feature you want/need. 5.12 had its issues. 6.9 has its issues. Note, as 20.04 is on its last legs, and moving up to 21.10 is a pain (since Studio majorly revamped the distribution), I personally am moving over to AVLinux. I set AVLinux up on a separate machine, and was easily able to get AlterEgo (a Windows VST) working, which blew my mind, so I’m very impressed. A bit of a learning curve and pain getting things the way I want, but any move is not seamless.
and moving up to 21.10 is a pain (since Studio majorly revamped the distribution
So you are saying that my ardour freezes on my Ubuntu Studio 21.10 are a “bug” which seemed to be happening to a few more people? Guess I still have some hope that the next version works a lot more stable again.
I can’t say that I said that… my 21.10 issues were more dealing with the new Ubuntu environment rather than Ardour. I honestly didn’t get far enough along to put Ardour through its paces. So unfortunately I can’t confirm or deny your issues.