[LAU] Is Debian testing for audio and MIDI already in good shape?

rosea.grammostola rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 07:43:26 UTC 2011

On 06/02/2011 04:59 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Repositories: All 'regular' Debian stable + debian-multimedia stable,
> excepted of Evolution + dependencies ;) (I could downgrade Evolution)
> Package: libslv2-dev
> Missing dependency.
> Caused by
> libgnutls-dev:
>    Depends: libgnutls26 (=2.8.6-1) but 2.10.5-1+b1 is to be installed
> Hm?
> I guess I'll upgrade to testing ;). OTOH it's more important to have
> stable DAW. Does somebody use Debian testing for audio and MIDI?
> Should I avoid an upgrade?
I do use debian testing (not doing serious stuff these days though). 
Debian testing is pretty stable, more stable then the latest Ubuntu 
version in my experience. All though mixing stable with testing can 
become a pain, mixing testing with unstable shouldn't give you much 
troubles normally.

The Debian Multimedia Team is doing most of the audio related packaging 
for Debian.

For the latest audio software, Arch Linux doesn't give you much more 
compared to Debian testing/ unstable in my experience. An advantage of 
Debian is that there are more packages available.


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