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status of jackd? (bug #318098)

yes it's unstable but still, what's the status of jackd? Currently it's pretty much uninstallable (i.e. lot of packages would have to be removed to install jackd). Considering that jackd is required (or at least very useful for) by almost all major audio apps this is fairly bad - any ideas when this is going to be fixed?

  relevant bug: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=318098

mini rant: what's the point in breaking important packages in unstable for significant periods (e.g. the bug above was filed 2005/07/13)? Isn't experimental more appropriate for stuff like this? Same for udev (requiring linux kernel 2.6.12 which wasn't available for debian) etc. At least explanation and status update would help (the bug does have a vague ETA but no explanation). Unstable is pretty much the only debian version usable for desktop (in general, I guess somebody could use stable for desktop) because desktop software (X, browsers, kde and gnome etc.) and HW support develops/changes too fast for stable to be able to keep up.


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