Putting this here before I forget
The “pw-top” tool is not available on the raspbian repo. I tried to build the package from source, but with no luck. Some strange problem while linking the udev library. I will try again tomorrow ,-)
We’d need to refactor the zynthian to use pipewire instead of jack first
Isn’t pipewire-jack supposed to be a drop-in replacement for jackd?
Yes, but given that zynthian refuses to load the gui if the /usr/bin/jackd isn’t started we’re going to need to change a few things.
I compiled pipewire on a Zynthian.
- apt update
- apt install libudev-dev
- git clone https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pipewire/pipewire.git
- cd pipewire
- ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr
- make install
I haven’t done anything with it yet. I am interested to see if it provides any benefits over jackd. I can see its merits on a desktop PC and maybe on a multimedia platform. Whether it can outperform a dedicated audio layer like jackd remains to be seen and does it offer any benefits?
pw-top errors - it can’t find libpipewire shared library.
[Edit: Fixed install path so pw-top will find libs]