Multimedia Teams in Debian
daniel at 64studio.com
Wed Apr 23 11:18:37 UTC 2008
> If there' still documentation referring to these obsolete sites, please
> point the doc authors to this fact (e.g. by filing bug reports).
I do that whenever I see it, but there's a lot of old information out there.
> 64studio, I have to admit I don't know the differences between their
> distribution and plain Debian, but it should be possible to merge their
> work into the official Debian archive
We already contribute our fixes wherever possible, because our lead
developer Free Ekanayaka is a DD. 64 Studio is not a fork, it's built
mostly from Debian sources.
>> http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ is a popular site but doesn't have
>> much information for new users. (Maybe we can help with that).
> I consider this kind of problematic since debian-multimedia isn't a
> community project but some kind of a 'one man show' offering highly
> unofficial (strictly speaking, some even undistributable) packages for
Actually, I think it's a two-man show, Christian and Thibaut :-) Of
course this site is unlikely to become official, but maybe we could ask
for some links to the Debian wiki, e.g.
in the absence of having a better official homepage for Debian
multimedia. There could also be some introductory information for new
users there, if the site owners are willing to post it.
> I believe we could start merging the efforts of both the
> pkg-multimedia-maintainers and the debian-multimedia groups into one
> bigger project, although the current scopes of both projects are
> slightly different.
I totally agree, there's a lot of overlap. Also, the
http://puredyne.goto10.org project is switching to Debian as a base, so
they should be involved too.
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