Dream beta release (Ubuntu Based Multimedia Distro with Ardour and ArdourVST 2.8.7)
The first Beta release of Dream is here! Dream is an Ubuntu based OS with multimedia content creators in mind. Dream's goals are as follows:
1) to stay in sync with Ubuntu's regular releases (every 6 months)
2) to have up-to-date packages of the software that matters most to multimedia content creators, including
Ladspa and LV2 plugins
Movie editing programs including Blender and Cinelerra
Graphics programs including Inkscape, The Gnu Image Manipulation Program, Scribus, and many, many, fonts
3) to offer a visually attractive alternative to other multimedia distributions (including matching themes for Ardour, GTK, QT, Cinelerra and others)
4) to include custom kernels for use in multimedia by default (with both Realtime capabilities AND support for more than 4GB of RAM in one, stable distribution), along with default access to realtime capabilities by all users AND default connections between Pulseaudio and JACK (including JACK autostart by default)
Dream will be the easiest to try/install/upgrade, the most multimedia-centric, and the most current OS to come out of the FOSS world in a very short time, after which, it will be available at the same time as regular Ubuntu releases. As well, it will be easy to add to exising Ubuntu installations, portable (on USB sticks, VMs, via Wubi, etc..), and more configurable than any existing distribution.
To get in on the action early, download and install or try:
and update often, as new features will be added DAILY before Dream's release in July of 2010.