I'm curious why no one has replaced jack with something that works.
I've been on linux for about 6 months, and my primary purpose for owning a pc is recording music. In that time the only program I've gotten to record is audacity (Which was rectified when mandrake 9.2 rendered it completely nonfunctional).
Rosegarden4 looks like a beautiful program, as do ardour and hydrogen, but for some reason all of the decent recording programs rely on jack, whose lack of functionality rivals that of micro$oft.
I've looked up jack on every search engine in the known universe, and have yet to read anything but complaints. Not one instance of "Jack is great, it works like a charm".
Qjackctl was a great way of giving jack a gui, so you can see just how mad you've really become, and somehow it got jack to start on my pc
Repeating the exact steps (after aborting jacks multiheaded offspring with kde system guards rusty coathanger utility) failed, leaving me back at the drawing board. Even the one time it worked hydrogen cound not use it, saying that it could not access pcm 1.
After 6 months of tightly gripping my rosary beads and singing incantations to various pagan gods, all I've gotten from jack is what the name implies.
So the question I have is:
Are there currently any projects in the works to replace jack? I would be happy to contribute to the cause, and I am sure I'm not alone.
Thanks in advance.