LMMS aims to be a free alternative to popular (but commercial and closed-source) programs like FruityLoops, Cubase and Logic giving you the ability of producing music with your computer by creating cool loops, synthesizing and mixing sounds, arranging samples, having more fun with your MIDI-keyboard and much more....
You can either download the stable archive here, or decide to build it from the SVN: see here for information. To get the current SVN trunk, do the following:
svn co https://svn.sf.net/svnroot/lmms/trunk/lmms
Then do a autoreconf -is followed by a ./configure --prefix=/usr and take a look to the output. If you see something like that:
[...] ======================== === LMMS - WARNING ======================================================= ======================== = = You don't seem to have SDL_sound-library installed and/or SDL_sound- = development-package is missing. This means that you can only load samples = within LMMS if you have libsndfile and libvorbis installed! = Consider installing the missing packages for using the full power of LMMS. = [...]
Install the libsdl-sound1.2 and libsdl-sound1.2-dev packages.
Then do the following:
$ make $ su -c "make install"