umm who's waiting for m-audio to do anything I mean it'd be nice if they were co-operative but we don't need them to be....
I'm currently listening to pmidi -> aeolus -> jack -> alsa -> maudio-ultra using a kernel patched with stuff from this thread which has been submitted upstream to the kernel and included (the usb multidevice stuff to talk to the ultra is now in kernel) (but only very new kernels it's kinda.. alpha in that it won't just work in ubuntu.) maybe in a few release or two it will just work in ubuntu.
Computer Make/Model: Lenovo T61p
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux and alsa patches for M-Audio FTU
Processor: Intel(R) core2 duo
Ardour(DAW), JACK, audacity, vpkb
M-Audio Fast Track Ultra. K5000s, behringer truth monitors. K90 Piano