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Bug#807463: RFS: pnmixer/0.6.1-1 [ITP] -- Simple mixer application for system tray

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little review:
please use autoreconf instead of autotools-dev
(dh-autoreconf and call dh --with autoreconf)

please remove all the comments from rules file
and also the two lines below
include /usr/share/dpkg/default.mk

* This is my first Debian package


this isn't so much useful in the user experience, please remove :)

remove debian/rules.dh7

please enable VCS fields

pnmixer is designed to work on systems that use ALSA for sound management.
Any other sound driver like IOSS or FFADO, or sound server like PulseAudio
or Jackd, are currently not supported (patches welcome).

seems kind of a blocker, many users are left out...

check-all-the-things review:
flawfinder -Q -c .

(lots of security issues)



Il Mercoledì 9 Dicembre 2015 5:48, Arnaud Rébillout <elboulangero@gmail.com> ha scritto:
Package: sponsorship-requests
Severity: normal

Dear mentors,

I am looking for a sponsor for my package "pnmixer".

Package name    : pnmixer
Version         : 0.6.1-1
Upstream Author : Nick Lanham, Julian Ospald, Arnaud Rébillout
URL             : https://github.com/nicklan/pnmixer
License         : GPL-3
Section         : sound

This is my first package.

I built it carefully using `dh_make`, checked and fixed errors with
`lintian`. It took me almost two days, given the huge amount of
documentation out there :)

PNMixer is a simple mixer application for the system tray, for those
who use ALSA for sound management. It may be people who like to keep
their system simple and lightweight, or people who do MAO, therefore
using Jackd when working on their music, and simple ALSA when they're
not. I'm part of both use cases.

PNMixer integrates nicely into desktop environments that don't have
a panel that supports applets and therefore can't run a mixer applet.
In particular it's been used quite a lot with fbpanel and tint2, but
should run fine in any system tray.

PNMixer comes with plenty of options, which make it quite a complete
system tray mixer: hotkeys support, notifications, plenty of config...
This is described in details in the README.

How does it compare with other system tray ALSA mixers in Debian ?
- qasmixer is C++/Qt4, no translation
- volumeicon-alsa is C/GTk2, no translation
- volti is Python/GTk2, translated in 5 languages

PNMixer is C/GTk3, translated in 4 languages.

It has been around for almost 5 years now, and is actively maintained.
It is packaged in several distributions:

- ArchLinux: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pnmixer/
- Gentoo: https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/media-sound/pnmixer
- Fedora: https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/pnmixer

It was also the default sound mixer in Crunchbang, a Debian-derived
distribution that is known as BunsenLabs now. There's also an unofficial
package for Ubuntu.

I'm one of the maintainers of PNMixer, so yes, I'm advertising a little
bit here :)

However, before being a maintainer, I was a PNMixer user, because it was
definitely the best system tray ALSA mixer around. I sincerely believe
that it's a valuable piece of software, and that Debian users can
benefit from it.

To access further information about this package, please visit the
following URL:


Alternatively, one can download the package with dget using this

    dget -x http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/p/pnmixer/pnmixer_0.6.1-1.dsc

Best regards,

Arnaud Rébillout

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.2.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
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