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.