[LAD] [LAU] Join the Debian Multimedia Team! (to improve the state of Linux audio)

Grammostola Rosea rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 08:57:24 UTC 2009

Ivica Ico Bukvic wrote:
>> Hey Ico,
>> I'm sorry, but I don't really understand what you mean. While I would
>> encourage the people from the Debian Multimedia Team to subscribe to a
>> list
>> like linux-audio-tuning to discuss tuning issues and grab ideas from here,
>> I don't see how we could provide mirroring or any kind of services like
>> this (we have limited resources), and even if we could, I don't see why
>> *we* should do it.
>> If I understood the original mail correctly, this initiative is meant to
>> be
>> integrated to *Debian*, and is meant to make the *Debian* distro better,
>> because it is *Debian* which has issues with linux-audio. Why should
>> linux-audio chime in ?
> Because this is an opportunity to extend distro transparency and ultimately
> allow developers to spend more time on developing rather than dealing with
> differences between distros.
> Besides, we already mirror UbuntuStudio, JACKlab, and 64Studio, so why
> shouldn't we also encourage Debian Multimedia to join the consortium and in
> turn allow them to use whatever resources we may have.
> All that being said, I do agree with you that we have limited resources, and
> in part I am hoping that through these kinds of initiatives we could bring
> in more contributors to the core Linuxaudio.org services.
So far so good. Ardour hits testing finally,  a RT kernel wishlist bug 
with patch is filed, people are working on LV2 etc.

Here you can find more information about maintaining multimedia packages 
for Debian/ Ubuntu and joining the Debian Multimedia Team and/ or the 
Ubuntu MOTUMedia team.


I suggest add a 'chapter' in the wiki of linuxaudio.org with information 
about maintaining packages. The information about Debian/Ubuntu you can 
find in my link. But I can imagine that also other distro's like to 
write down some information about maintaining multimedia packages, cause 
it would be nice if we could improve GNU/ Linux audio by getting more 
packages into the different distro's.

Please take some action here.

Kind regards,


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