Package Details: ardour-git 6.0.r15.g3e6295f538-1

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Package Base: ardour-git
Description: A multichannel hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation
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Keywords: dssi ladspa lv2 mastering midi pro-audio production recorder sequencer
Licenses: GPL
Groups: pro-audio
Conflicts: ardour
Provides: ardour
Submitter: None
Maintainer: Gimmeapill (SpotlightKid)
Last Packager: SpotlightKid
Votes: 44
Popularity: 0.28
First Submitted: 2013-03-14 23:12
Last Updated: 2020-05-28 15:22

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Gimmeapill commented on 2017-08-18 10:40

This package will automatically retrieve and build the latest development snapshot of Ardour from git.

It does not need to be updated on every release, so please do not flag out of date unless the build breaks.

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Tremeschin commented on 2020-07-30 20:24

I can be wrong here but adding the env var ARDOUR_IMAGE_SURFACE=1 on the desktop file of Ardour6 or starting from the shell with that speeds up the GUI a LOT.

I've copied the desktop file from /usr/share/applications/ardour.desktop to ~/.local/share/applications/ardour.desktop and edited the Exec line to "Exec=env ARDOUR_IMAGE_SURFACE=1 ardour6" as a temporary workaround (until someone confirms this and sets as a default flag?)

I'm not really sure if this breaks anything else and the implications of it so.. welp just throwing it here and giving it a shot wouldn't hurt, right?

SpotlightKid commented on 2020-04-29 15:37

@Terence: Now I can reproduce the error. Added the prepare function as suggested. Thanks.

Terence commented on 2020-04-28 22:47

@SpotlightKid Here it is:


SpotlightKid commented on 2020-04-28 21:32

@Terence: I can't reproduce this error. ardour6 start normally, even if I put gtk-color-scheme = "text_color:white" in my ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file, as specified in the bug report.

Can you post RC file, which triggers the phenomenen for you?

Terence commented on 2020-04-28 14:18

Hey can you include the prepare() function from the community repo? At least

 # unsetting gtk2 rc (FS#54389)
  sed -e '8iexport GTK2_RC_FILES=/dev/null' -i gtk2_ardour/

Otherwise I can't launch Ardour.

Gimmeapill commented on 2020-04-24 07:27

@SpotlightKid: there you go - thanks for the hand ;-)

SpotlightKid commented on 2020-04-22 16:25

@Gimmeapill: Here's the diff for an updated PKGBUILD. If you add me as a co-maintainer I'll push it.

  • Run waf with Python 3 and drop 'python2' from makedepends
  • Add 'libwebsockets' and 'cwiid' to makedepends and optdepends
diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index d09de1e..18d527a 100644
@@ -6,15 +6,19 @@
 # Contributor: Christopher Arndt <chris at>

 pkgdesc="A multichannel hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation"
 arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
-depends=('alsa-lib' 'aubio' 'gtkmm' 'liblo' 'liblrdf' 'lilv' 'suil' 'rubberband' 'taglib' 'libarchive' 'python')
-makedepends=('git' 'python2' 'boost' 'cppunit' 'doxygen' 'graphviz' 'itstool' 'lv2')
+depends=('alsa-lib' 'aubio' 'gtkmm' 'libarchive' 'liblo' 'liblrdf' 'lilv'
+         'python' 'rubberband' 'suil' 'taglib')
+makedepends=('boost' 'cppunit' 'cwiid' 'doxygen' 'git' 'graphviz' 'itstool'
+             'lv2' 'libwebsockets')
+optdepends=('cwiid: Wiimote control support'
+            'libwebsockets: WebSockets control support')
@@ -30,7 +34,7 @@ pkgver() {
 build() {
   cd "${srcdir}/${pkgname%-*}"

-  python2 waf configure --prefix=/usr \
+  python waf configure --prefix=/usr \
                         --configdir=/etc \
                         --with-backends=jack,alsa,dummy \
                         --libjack=weak \
@@ -40,13 +44,13 @@ build() {
                         --ptformat \

-  python2 waf build $MAKEFLAGS
+  python waf build $MAKEFLAGS

 package() {
   cd "${srcdir}/${pkgname%-*}"

-  python2 waf --destdir="${pkgdir}" install
+  python waf --destdir="${pkgdir}" install

   # Install compatible application starter desktop file
   install -Dm644 "${srcdir}/ardour.desktop" \

Gimmeapill commented on 2020-04-22 10:52

@mattpepin: Thanks for the heads up, however I can still not update as I have no access to my dev box. As mentioned previously, if anyone has an updated pkgbuild and want to step in, please send it and I'll add you as co-maintainer, that will be the fastest.

mattpepin commented on 2020-04-19 19:12

Ardour 6 RC1 adds a websocket control surface that depends on libwebsockets:

Gimmeapill commented on 2020-03-30 07:16

@FlyingWombat: Thanks for the heads up but I can't update right away as I don't have my arch box around (for who knows how long...). In you have an updated pkgbuild and want to step in, please send it and I'll add you as co-maintainer, that will be the fastest.