This was a hard email to write. I have been in the Fedora audio
creation group for a while now. Due to ongoing circumstances, I needed
to reevaluate my preferences in what I want to do. I concluded that I
have to give over some packages since I believe I am not dedicating as
much time as they deserve anymore. This will hopefully open up some
slot for me to concentrate in more core packages that I maintain and
in my upstream projects. And hopefully, people with better motivation
will pick these packages up.
I am sending this email first to the Music list before the Devel list
as usual. If you want to continue maintaining one of the packages
below, and you read this mailing list, you will have the priority.
Please pick up whatever you feel like that needs to be picked up,
otherwise the package may be dropped from Fedora:
- aldrin: Modular music sequencer/tracker. dead project. there is a
fork called neil which is active but not in Fedora. has 1 open ABRT
- armstrong: library. dead. needed by aldrin only.
- auto-buildrequires: Work out BuildRequires for rpmbuild automatically.
- bio2jack: dead library. required by k3guitune. IIRC k3guitune can be
compiled without bio2jack support.
- clthreads: library. needed by jconvolver
- creox: dead kde3 project. Real-time Sound Processor. have other
packages with similar functionality. has 1 open bug.
- kguitar: dead kde3 project. it has an unfinished kde4 port. Guitar
Tabulature Music Editor. have other packages with same functionality
- ctan-musixtex-fonts, tex-musixtex: Sophisticated music typesetting.
needed by kguitar
- esperanza: dead media player GUI for xmms2. not using anymore. xmms1
is still good :)
- flowcanvas: library. no other Fedora package uses it.
- frescobaldi: lilypond editor.
- guitarix: Mono amplifier to JACK. has very nice and responsive upstream.
- hydrogen-drumkits: this was a collection of drumkits. hydrogen has
now its own interface to download drumkits. I think there is no need
to distribute this selection.
- jack_capture: Record sound files with JACK. has nice responsive
upstream. has 1 open ABRT bug.
- jamin: JACK Audio Mastering interface. has 2 open ABRT bugs.
- jconvolver: Real-time Convolution Engine
- lv2-c++-tools: lv2 c++ support library. required by lv2-ll-plugins,
- meterbridge: required by jconvolver. has 1 open ABRT bug.
- minicomputer: Software Synthesizer application
- pdf-renderer: java library. required by itext-rups. I did not meet
anyone who needed itext-rups. did you?
- pytagger: ID3 Tag Reader and Writer Library for Python 2
- raul: Realtime Audio Utility Library. no other Fedora package uses it.
- rosegarden4: MIDI, audio and notation editor. has 14 open ABRT bugs.
I was actually a comaintainer for this, but have been doing the
primary maintanence in the last 2 years.
- rtaudio: Real-time Audio I/O Library. needed by armstrong only.
- rumor: Really Unintelligent Music transcriptOR. required by
frescobaldi. has 1 open FTBFS bug #704535. I proposed a patch for the
bug in the bugzilla.
- tse3: dead library. needed by kguitar
- unalz: decompression utility for alz files.
- unoconv: Tool to convert between any document format supported by
LibreOffice. has 1 open ABRT bug.
- zita-convolver: Convolution engine library. needed by guitarix and jconvolver
- zita-resampler: Fast, high-quality sample rate conversion library.
needed by guitarix
On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 6:01 PM, Adam Huffman wrote:
> I'll take this.
On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 12:25 PM, David Cornette wrote:
> I guess I'll take these.
Hi guys, please login to the pkgdb pages for the packages you want and
claim ownership. e.g.
Brendan already got some (4-5) of them (thanks Brendan!). I am sure he
won't mind comaintainers if you'd like to help him. I just released
ownership for all the packages listed in the original email, so it
should be easier for you to get them now.
Thanks for all your help folks!
On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 10:07 PM, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> On 04/16/2011 05:32 PM, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 7:42 PM, Brendan Jones wrote:
>> Especially, the pulseaudio part needs a hand. I don't (want to) know
>> how to make jack work nicely with pulseaudio, but if you have some
>> guideline, I won't mind including in the README.Fedora file.
[cut useful information about jack configuration by Fernando]
Thank you Fernando, for filing the bug and for your comments. I
finally managed to spare time to file an update on F-14 for
jack-1.9.7, incorporating your suggestions in the README.Fedora file.
The updates are now in the updates-testing repo, and the related bodhi
pages are at
Please feel free to give feedback/karma in the above links.
I am hoping to take a look at the code used for amidi, which I have read
reference to. I couldn't find see an alsa-utils-devel and debug in the
Fedora repo, which is were I would assume I might find it. Anyone know how I
can add it, so I can reference it local on my machine? I am specifically
looking for amidi.c. I know I could do a search for in on the web, but I'm
hoping to get the one that should be with my currently install version.
Please package All that have the basic event sounds. Amendments can
come as updates as always. Adam's theme is awesome as is.
I think users will appreciate what has gone into those sound themes so
far. Congratulations for pioneering the first fruit.
On 10 May 2011 17:58, Elad <elad(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Please test and give karma as appropriate. Thanks.
> On other news from our SIG, Anuj's sound theme is going really well
> and will be packaged soon, he has done awesome work.
> I see in our wiki page that Adam's theme has also quite a lot of (high
> quality, awesome) sounds ready, but we usually aren't online at the
> same time on IRC due to time zone differences. Is it ready? Should I
> make a package? Is he planning to add more sounds soon?
> music mailing list
> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 15:45:34 -0400 (EDT)
> From: adam(a)linkedlistcorruption.com
> Subject: Re: [Fedora-music-list] 8 bit bleeper/tracker
> To: "William Blackburn" <bill_-(a)hotmail.com>
> Cc: music(a)lists.fedoraproject.org
> Message-ID: <1304970334.48423469(a)webmail.linkedlistcorruption.com>
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> If you want 8-bit / chiptune sounds I recommend LMMS. It has Commodore SID and GameBoy soundchip emulator softsynths. I've used them to great effect.
Yes, I tried this a bit, but do you know of any tutorial to help me get started? I am having some trouble finding these emulators from within LMMS.
Thank you for recommending, this is more of what I was looking for.