Category: Blog

Catalyst automation v.1

So this is version 1 of the new script to automate catalyst builds. There is a catalyst-auto from gentoo-releng, but 1. my needs for this purpose are much simpler than what catalyst-auto provides and 2. writing this script is proving to be fun. As always, suggestions welcome. #!/bin/sh ### VARS url=”https://distfiles.gentoo.org/releases/amd64/autobuilds/” txtfile=”latest-stage3-amd64-desktop-systemd.txt” email=”webmaster@gentoostudio.org” ### ERROR…


New code for tarball automation

Today I jotted down some fresh code for tarball automation. The needs of such automation are so simple it made sense to write it in bash. I thought I’d share it here. Suggestions are always welcome. #!/bin/sh ### PART 1: UPDATE SEED # Get text file describing latest stage3 tarball. # -O option circumvents wget…


Wren – an open source, modular synth

I recently had a chance to hear Jan Punter’s Wren during the 2018 electro-music.com spring equinox streaming radio concert. This synth is amazing. It produced a vast range of sounds, from bongo-like percussion to deeply disturbing growls to mellow flute-like breezes. He offers it under a GNU license, so if anyone wants to¬† nab the…


How It All Began

Gentoo Studio was born out of frustration with Windows drivers for my original series Mackie Onyx mixers with Firewire cards. No, I’m not flaming Windows or Mackie. But I was frustrated. I had (and still have) a Mackie Onyx 1620 and a Mackie Onyx 1640, both with the Firewire option installed. I was using Cakewalk’s…