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

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Mon Mar 9 12:03:50 EDT 2009

On Monday 09 March 2009 16:29:53 Ivica Ico Bukvic wrote:
> > My point was : if Debian Multimedia is just an effort to make things
> > better
> > looking on the audio/multimedia side, then it has more to do with the
> > "Debian packages and process" group of people than with the linuxaudio
> > people.
> I guess this part is for Debian folks to answer. Even if multimedia part
> cannot be treated as a separate entity, perhaps having Debian as a whole a
> member of Linuxaudio.org would not be a bad idea. After all, we do have
> Canonical/Ubuntu and Mandriva on board already.
> Ico
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I think one of the most important things to have would be a debian RT kernel 
that can be installed like any other deb package already can. This would mean 
to patch/finetune a standard kernel to make it RT capable everytime a new 
standard kernel is released. Maybe it could be sufficient not to do that for 
EVERY single kernel version that is released but stick to some "milestone" 
versions instead that nevertheless reliably do the RT and of course MIDI 

This RT kernel could then be offered as a standard debian package in any of 
the existing standard debian repositories, so that anyone needing RT could 
install it on their machine in parallel to their previously installed 
ordinary kernel without having to change a lot on their machines.

As for the LAU-related stuff:
It seems to me that there are some great LAU applications out there for which 
there are no deb packages available (neither are Ubuntu packages). I think we 
need some place where LAU programmers can announce their software (which has 
been here so far) and make other folks aware of it and we also need some kind 
of deb repository where programmers can release their software so we can all 
apt-get it. Maybe this place could be on an official debian software site 
with only one limitation: as this software tends to be updated frequently it 
is kind of experimental and debian people would rather not declare this 
as "rocksolid stuff" that can be mixed with the standard release of debian. 
So people of debian could release LAU related software on their sites without 
having to give any "warrantee" for it.

BTW: when having a LAU related repository I look forward to seeing DSSI-VST 
and fst released as true apt-get installable packages ;-)

Just my two cents...


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