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Based on the FL CPU meter, the performance under XP and Ubuntu 7.10 is identical. This is observed on the included projects. The graphics and UI are snappy. There are some detail differences in the graphics/colours, but nothing that interferes with usage of FL.

As far as I can see, ASIO4ALL does not run under Linux/Wine Instead Wine has it's own ASIO "translation layer" simply called WineASIO.

Put on your geek hat, this may be confusing, especially if you are not familiar with Linux,

WineASIO must be compiled on the user system as it needs the ASIO SDK (which is not GPL). The compilation is not difficult and is documented in the winespec file.

WineASIO works in conjunction with JACK and ALSA to provide low latency audio functionality so you must have an ALSA compatible audio card. Most distro's have ALSA installed and JACK available, but not installed.

For what it's worth, I'm running most of the audio stuff using a vanilla kernel, so my latencies are closer to fast DirectX ranges <50ms. There are realtime kernels for various distros that allow latencies <3ms.

The process to set up audio apps in Linux is actually straightforward and could be done step by step. It just needs someone to write a HowTo Smile


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List of ALSA compatible audio cards:

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