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Re: alsa + jack + ladspa + dssi + lash + ...

On Sun, 15 Jan 2006 12:05:01 +0100, tim hall <tech@glastonburymusic.org.uk> wrote:

On Saturday 14 January 2006 13:17, Eduardo Marcel Maçan was like:

It's a good oportunity to give the "multimedia task force" the
motivation and purpose it needs

Hmm, now you come to mention it, there is no 'lash' package anywhere in Debian
stable, testing or DeMuDi as far as I can see. They are all still referred to
by the 'old' name of ladcca. Ladcca2 and ladccad are available from the
DeMuDi repositories.

When you talk of the 'multimedia task force' who do you refer to? DeMuDi
already has plenty of motivation and purpose and the integration is very
good, most packages work out of the box. What I find confusing is that for
some people there seems to be a separation between Debian multimedia and
DeMuDi in their minds, which might account for people not finding what they
are looking for. ;)

 Is not DeMuDi a custom Debian distribution?  Is DeMuDi only a suite
of Debian packages?  It is important that the necessary configuration
rules are applied to (non-custom) Debian, so that the prerequisite
features work out of the box.

 It is also important that applications have sensible fall-backs, so
that they will not refuse to start simply because _one_ of their
features can not be initialised.  I came to think of Rosegarden
refusing to start because there is no sequencer device.  Rosegarden
is both a score editor and a sequencer, and the score editing does
not require a sequencer device. (although it is nice to have, for
it provides aural feedback)

See Debian policy on multimedia thread.

 Indeed.  This is another data point for the (hopefully) upcoming
Debian policy.

Herman Robak

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