thanks to the work of stephan römer at zkm, the recordings of the
linux audio conference 2004 are now completely edited and tagged.
they are being uploaded as i type.
you will find them at
the corresponding slides are at
best regards, and sorry it took so long (my responsibility),
ps: if you have more photos, recordings or other lac memorabilia to
share, throw them my way so that i can upload them.
"90% of all networking problems are routing problems. 9 of the
remaining 10% are routing problems, but in the other direction.
The final 1% might be something else, but check the routing anyway."
- Anthony Stone's networking words of wisdom
Lortzingstr. 11, 45128 Essen, Germany
http://spunk.dnsalias.org (my server)
http://www.linuxaudiodev.org (Linux Audio Developers)
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AGNULA/DeMuDI 1.2.0, the Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution for
audio, has been released.
This release is first the 1.2.x series , which sports tighter
integration with Debian, using the Sarge Debian Installer and the CDD
(Custom Debian Distributions) framework.
Instructions on how to download and install it can be found here:
and a list of frequently asked questions here:
The available packages along with their versions can be checked here:
* Running apt-get update in case network is available
* Added a cfengine script to properly set /dev/dsp /dev/dsp0 /dev/dsp1
/dev/dsp2 /dev/dsp3 and /dev/mixers* links and permissions
* Added the aadebug test script
* Added cfengine script to turn on vim syntax highlighting by default
* Applied i2c and lm-sensors patches
* Added missing menu entry for Gnome Wave Cleaner in Sound/DSP
* Moved Cantus from Compression/Tag to Editors/Tag
* Added icons to most of the menu entries
* Added gtkguitune to the DSP task
* Added lm-sensors and sensord to the packages installed by default
* Added GEM to the Synthesis task
* Added vim-gtk to the default packages of a X enabled installation
* Added libmidi-perl to the MIDI task
* Added xemacs and emacs
* Removed gimp to make some room for kernel-source
* Minor change to linuxlogo banners that you'll never even notice.
* Added Baroque fluxbox style
* Removed Classical style as it's a duplication of Romantic
* Updated Romantic fluxbox style to make use of fbsetbg and made
menu font small
Feel free report all bugs, requests, criticisms using our development
Instructions on how to report bugs and requests are available here:
We hope you enjoy AGNULA/DeMuDi! For any information, do not hesitate
to contact us writing to:
And/or visiting our web site, http://www.agnula.org/.
About AGNULA: Agnula (acronym for A GNU/Linux Audio distribution,
pronounced with a strong g) is the name of a project funded until
April 2004 by the European Commission (number of contract:
IST-2001-34879; key action IV.3.3, Free Software: towards the critical
mass). After the end of the funded period, AGNULA is continuing as a
volunteer based project, aiming to spread Libre Software in the
professional audio/video arena.
The AGNULA Team info(a)agnula.org
Our mailing lists: http://lists.agnula.org/
Our web site: http://www.agnula.org/
"There's no free expression without control on the tools you use"
Q is a functional programming language based on the term rewriting
calculus, see http://q-lang.sourceforge.net for details. This release
provides a collection of sample multimedia programs written with Q:
- QAudioPlayer, an audio player with waveform and FFT display
- QMidiCC, a MidiShare patchbay and transport control
- QMidiPlayer, a MidiShare-based MIDI player
- QSCSynth, a GUI frontend for SuperCollider
These programs also demonstrate how to embed a Q application in a KDE/Qt
GUI. A recent KDE version is required (3.2 has been tested). And you'll
need the Q core and multimedia packages, of course.
Descriptions, screenshots and download links can be found here:
Download, for the impatient:
Besides this, there are also new releases of Q-Audio (which now uses
PortAudio v19, with support for Alsa and Jack) and Q-Synth (fixes for
compatibility with recent SuperCollider versions in CVS). Moreover, FC1
and SuSE 9.1 RPMs for PortAudio v19 and SuperCollider are now also
available for your convenience. See
Dr. Albert Gr"af
Dept. of Music-Informatics, University of Mainz, Germany
Email: Dr.Graef(a)t-online.de, ag(a)muwiinfa.geschichte.uni-mainz.de
Gnomoradio is a peer to peer music playing system, based on Creative
Commons licenses. It has the ability to find, share, recommend, and
play songs that are freely available.
Version 0.14 migrates audio output to libao and closes the audio device
when music is paused. It also has an improved http server, and it can
now download songs without RDF descriptions.
Version 0.14.1 fixes a bug that some people were experiencing
downloading files, and it fixes a few bugs when scanning all local music
Web site: http://gnomoradio.org/
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Florence, 21 September 2004
+++ Media Innovation Unit Workshops at Firenze World Vision
Information for streaming
On Sep 23/24/25, 2004, Media Innovation Unit - Firenze Tecnologia will
host three workshops (on "Audio/Video streaming with Free Software",
"Custom Debian Distributions" and "Migrating to Free Software") during
Firenze World Vision 2004, which will be held in Florence (Italy).
It will be possible to remotely follow the workshops connecting to:
starting from 9:00 a.m.
During all seminars an IRC channel (server: irc.freenode.net, channel:
#miu-fwv04) will be open, where you will be able to ask your questions
to the speakers.
Special thanks to the Bononia team (http://www.bononia.it/) for their
technical support and for offering otheir bandwidth.
All presentations will be given in the english language. An
italian-english translation service will be available for the Q&A
session, after each talk.
Further information on the workshop will be published on:
For more details, feel free to contact:
Nicola Giosmin <n.giosmin(a)miu.firenzetecnologia.it>
and/or our office in Florence:
Media Innovation Unit - Firenze Tecnologia
Borgo Albizi 15/a
Tel. no: +39 055 2001561
Fax. no: +39 055 2345762
About Firenze Tecnologia: Firenze Tecnologia is the special agency of
the Chamber of Commerce of Florence devoted to study and facilitation
of technological innovation in the florentinian and tuscanian areas.
Please check: <http://www.firenzetecnologia.it/>.
About Media Innovation Unit: Media Innovation Unit is the research
unit of Firenze Tecnologia, devoted to research, development and
promotion of Free Software, Libre Content, Open Networks and New
About Firenze World Vision: Firenze World Vision is the event which
annually gathers the protagonists of innovation and of contemporary
communication processes, who compare their "visions" of the future.
Firenze World Vision deals with theory and practice, with ideas and
products, with global change and the ways our daily life is going to
change, well aware that the keys to read the contemporary world can be
found only through a multiform approach, without preconstituted views.
Please check: <http://www.firenzeworldvision.it/>.
JACK RELEASE 0.98.16
JACK is a low-latency audio server, written primarily for the GNU/Linux
operating system. It can connect a number of different applications to
an audio device, as well as allowing them to share audio between
themselves. Its clients can run in their own processes (ie. as normal
applications), or can they can run within the JACK server (ie. as a
JACK is different from other audio server efforts in that it has been
designed from the ground up to be suitable for professional audio work.
This means that it focuses on two key areas: synchronous execution of
all clients, and low latency operation.
JACK is available at http://jackit.sf.net
Buffer resizing enabled by default.
Added jack_ringbuffer_peak() to API.
Added jack_last_frame_time() to API.
--verbose will print the maximum usecs used on jackd termination.
Better compatibility with NPTL.
--version output changed for easier parsing.
New --unlock/-u option so that large libraries (gtk, qt, fltk, wine)
Jack's tmp files now have the uid appended to them, so if there is a
crash, and then another user tries to use jack, it will still work.
New jack_create_thread() cleans up threading for portability. Available
for use by jack clients too.
New CoreAudio driver from the Jackosx project included in jack tree.
Prettier configure output.
and of course, updated documentation, better error reporting, and misc
internal fixes and cleanups.
Patchage is a modular patch bay for jack (and soon alsa sequencer)
This release fixes glaringly obvious bugs, 0.0.3 is broken. Also, you
can now run patchage without installing (in the src directory).
Thanks to Steve Harris and pasp(a)ll.pl for pointing out said bugs.
More information, downloads, and a screenshot at