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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0003873ardourbugspublic2011-07-03 00:53
Reporterdeva Assigned To 
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
Product Version3.0-alpha1 
Target Version3.X 
Summary0003873: Add runtime check of JACK version to give a warning rather than crashing
DescriptionWould it be possible to check the jackd version before trying to start it?
This way a warning message could be issued to the user instead of just quitting.
NOTE: I have jackd 0.109.2 installed which does not support the -r parameter.
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2011-03-23 22:22

administrator   ~0010386

JACK 0.109.2 was deprecated in December of 2008. The announcement on said:

"On behalf of the JACK development community, I am happy to announce the release of JACK 0.116.0. This is an important release, because it fixes all the problems reported with 0.115.6 and now makes 0.109.2 completely obsolete. Nobody should be using 0.109.2 within a few weeks, and even that is only to allow for distributions to update."

We will not take responsibility for tracking the unbelievable use of this ancient version of JACK, though I do take your point that a runtime check of the version would not be a bad idea. I'll consider adding it to the ardour3 sanityCheck program or startup script.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-03-23 14:43 deva New Issue
2011-03-23 22:22 paul Note Added: 0010386
2011-03-24 12:06 cth103 cost => 0.00
2011-03-24 12:06 cth103 Target Version => 3.0-beta1
2011-07-03 00:53 cth103 Status new => acknowledged
2011-07-03 00:53 cth103 Target Version 3.0-beta1 => 3.X
2011-07-03 00:53 cth103 Summary Ardour crashes if jack is too old. => Add runtime check of JACK version to give a warning rather than crashing