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

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Sun Mar 8 19:25:38 EDT 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-audio-user-bounces at lists.linuxaudio.org [mailto:linux-audio-
> user-bounces at lists.linuxaudio.org] On Behalf Of Erik de Castro Lopo
> Sent: Sunday, March 08, 2009 6:30 PM
> To: Linux-audio-user at lists.linuxaudio.org; Linux-audio-
> dev at lists.linuxaudio.org
> Subject: Re: [LAU] Join the Debian Multimedia Team! (to improve the state
> of Linux audio)
> Ivica Ico Bukvic wrote:
> > I think these kinds of initiatives are exactly the kind of stuff we
> would
> > like to host under the linuxaudio.org. Ideally, we would like to
> maintain
> > some sense of coherence as far as audio resources are concerned. Hence,
> if
> > interested, it would be nice to establish some sort of bi-lateral
> > collaboration and/or online presence.
> I'm sorry, but what does linuxaudio.org have to do with this?
> The Debian Multimedia team is about packaging audio stuff for Debian.
> This effort is to build and maintain Debian packages for Debian
> (which will then flow into all the other Debian derived distributions).
> It uses the Debian process which exists now and works well. The
> Debain process includes a mechanism for veting contributors, providing
> access to resources, test building packages across all supported
> platforms, and then distributing those packages across the world to
> as many people as want them.
> To try and replicate a quarter of what Debian provides outside Debian
> is huge effort and likely to be a huge waste of time.
> Erik

I think you are missing my point. I am not proposing to start a replica of
the Debian Multimedia initiative under the auspices of linuxaudio.org.
Rather, I am proposing that their efforts are somehow integrated into
linuxaudio.org online resources, whether that be via a webpage that provides
additional info on the initiative, mirroring of packages, dev mailing list,

Ultimately, the goal is to minimize fragmentation of supporting information
and therefore improve ability to cross-pollinate latest findings (e.g.
troubleshooting particular rt-kernel release, compile issues on certain
platforms, etc.), minimize redundancy, improve cross-distro transparency.


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