[arch-dev-public] Audio packages

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon May 11 20:18:14 EDT 2009

Eric Bélanger wrote:
> On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 4:39 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Dusty Phillips <buchuki at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Maybe we should pull on a dev specifically interested in audio on
>>>>>> linux for things like this. Me, I'm happy as long as I can hear it.
>>>>> Well, it appears we have no takers for the audio related packages so maybe
>>>>> bring someone on to do this is a good idea.
>>>> Anyone care to right up a draft for a news item? Or do we have anyone in mind?
>>> Are we sure we want to bring someone on for this? Traditionally, audio
>>> development is a separate community project (ubuntustudio, for
>>> example) due to the need for a custom kernel. It seems to me its a bit
>>> outside the scope of our development focus.
>> Well I think Allan is talking more about the audio related utilities
>> in extra already that are part of gnome/KDE and the like.
> I forwarded the initial post on the AUR ML in case a TU is interested.
> I believe Allan is talking about the audio apps NOT part of KDE or
> Gnome as those are already maintained by the kde/gnome devs. Unless
> I'm mistaken, we're talking about standalone audio apps: ardour,
> rosegarden, fluidsynth, jackbeat, etc. Most of these are orphaned.

Exactly what I was talking about.


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