There are plenty of cool scripts for Blender out there as well. I'm not sure how well they work with current versions of Blender though. If we collaborate we'll find out which are suitable for inclusion ( I only use Blender occasionally only to find out I've spent too little time to make some good animations ).
As for Ardour, I found out the current release (2.0.5) won't build on a clean VL 5.8 because the alsa version included is too old. Apparently this is solved in the SVN version. So I can either
1) build a new alsa-lib and ardour-2.0.5 .
2) build ardour from SVN .
3) wait for ardour 2.0.6 and build that .
Personally I favor #3, because upgrading alsa-lib might have some nasty side-effects and building from SVN can cause messy versions in the repo. However, I have no idea when 2.0.6 will be released.
Any thoughts on this?
Ardour will be included in the Musicians bonus cd. I kind of forgot that it's not really a sound editor.
Apparently it's a lot more than just an audio editor, but I haven't had the chance to use properly yet.
As for sound editors, may I please ask that they'd be built with Jack support? If needed, I'll build the programs that are able to use Jack. I know other people might not have a lot of use for Jack, but if we're gonna have both a musicians and a video editors bonus cd it would be sort of weird to have 2 (or more) different packages for these cd's. Jack is like the Swiss army knife for audio, and including support for it usually doesn't result in binaries that are much bigger. There's a jack package in the repository ( built by yours truly ), and so far it's done a great job.
ps. I'm not promising anything yet, but if this works out well I might
put in some effort on the "Musicians" "bonus CD". I currently don't know anybody else that uses VL for composing music, but if there's enough takers I'll be glad to put in the effort to make VL a true multimedia workstation.