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

Cassiel raffaele.morelli at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 11:28:29 EDT 2009

2009/3/9 Ivica Ico Bukvic <ico at vt.edu>

> > 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.
> Ico

Furthermore, I think (and stated here) that because of debian based distro
are at least not good as debian... the one and only difference IMHO is the
presence of rt kernels in repos.
On the other side we know debian testing kernels releases are updated very
often but what about ubuntu studio or 64studio?

So, from another point of view, why LAU should take "care" about distros
that differs for a 2 or 3 packages from official debian distro? What's the
need for this? Do we really need two debian based distros in order to have
Ardour & -rt kernels installed on?...

I don't know if I can help on packaging debian rt kernels for debian
multimedia but I think I'll have a try

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