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

Grammostola Rosea rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 14:10:31 EDT 2009

Grammostola Rosea wrote:
> Hi,
> Many of the people of the Linux audio community uses Debian or a 
> Debian based distro (Ubuntu (Studio), 64Studio, Musix, Sidux, Mepis 
> etc. etc.). Most of those distro's uses and rebuild the packages of 
> Debian (unstable).
> There are a lot of audio packages build by the Debian Multimedia Team, 
> but there are also a lot which are not in Debian yet (and so also not 
> in Ubuntu (Studio), Sidux, 64studio etc.)
> So there is a need for more people who wants to contribute to the 
> Debian Multimedia Team. Again, you don't have to be a plain Debian 
> user to contribute or to take advantage of it.  You will help to 
> improve the state of Linux audio in general (at least the Debian based 
> distro's and their community), which will be good for us all, but also 
> for newbies who are not able yet to build all the packages themselves 
> to enjoy all the nice things Linux audio has to offer. Also note that 
> it is possible to build Debian unstable packages on other distro's 
> then Debian itself (search for Pbuilder on the Internet for instance)!
> It will also be good for the Linux audio developers and their 
> software. It would be more easy to install, use, test and enjoy the 
> software by the Linux audio community!
> There are a lot of people these day who has an own (PPA) repo. This is 
> ok, (and maybe it will be a good thing if the Linux audio developers 
> make their packages available as much as possible in a Debian unstable 
> repo/package, so it can be used on Debian and it is easy to rebuild it 
> for Debian based distro's),
> But to bundle forces and to get safe, stable and quality packages, 
> joining the Debian Multimedia Team will get much better quality 
> packages and you will help far more people then having your solo 
> private repo...
> *Why the Debian Multimedia Team? *
> 1) Because they want to improve Debian for music production!
> 2) Debian has an flexible, fast and easy package management
> 3) A lot of people use Debian (based) distro's, Debian itself, Ubuntu 
> (Studio), 64studio, Sidux, Mepis etc.
> 4) You will learn to build quality packages
> 5) You don't have to become a Debian developer (DD), you can just 
> become and stay a package maintainer.
> *What can I do?*
> 1) Build or improve packages for the Debian Multimedia Team. It's 
> recommended to maintain packages you use yourself often.
> 2) Report bugs and wishes
> 3) Join the Debian multimedia team mailing list: 
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-multimedia/
> *Where can I find more info?*
> Wiki:
> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMultimedia
> Packaging:
> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMultimedia/DevelopPackaging
> Existing packages which needs help:
> http://wnpp.debian.net/
> Debian New Maintainers' guide:
> http://www.debian.org/doc/maint-guide/ (!)
> Bugs:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?which=maint&data=debian-multimedia%40lists.debian.org&archive=no&version=&dist=unstable 
> It would be great if you choose one package which you uses a lot and 
> maintain it for the Debian Multimedia Team! It would improve the 
> quality of Linux audio and it will help the whole community!
The email address of the Debian Multimedia Team has changed to:

pkg-multimedia-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org

Some people already took the step and are trying to build there first 
package for the Debian Multimedia Team right now! :)

Don't hesitate to join too!

Kind regards,


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