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Congratulations to Jorn Lomax, who was accepted to Google Summer of
Code 2012 for the Fedora Audio Spin!
This is good news for all of us here in the Audio SIG, and I hope we
can all find the time to lend a hand where possible.
A list of accepted proposals can be found here:
Fedora has 10, and they all look interesting and useful.
Thank you to all the students who applied. I hope everybody finds a
way to contribute in the future.
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there's been talk of a road map for the Audio spin and I'd just like to
jot down some suggestions for what we might like to achieve.
- installation media requirements. I'm proposing a smaller Live CD
(lite) and a full blown DVD installer.
- default Desktop for both installations. I would like something with
a really small size/footprint for the Live CD. Perhaps we can try LXDE
for the smaller and KDE for the DVD?
- default set of packages for both
- revisit multimedia-menus package and determine which packages need
additional Categories in the desktop file
- how best to package the Musicians guide
- how to achieve optimal RT performance from the stock kernel (adding
threadirqs to the kernel command, assigning jackuser/pulse-rt group
- default pulse/jack setup with pulse->jack bridging 'out-of-the-box'
- determine what packages from CCRMA and RPMFusion are must haves in
the Fedora repos and can be rebuilt to comply with Fedora licensing.
- desktop style and icons on install- darker themes are an obvious
choice for audio (often poor lighting etc) but can be a pain for normal
use. There are ways around this (Arch linux has some good tips for
achieving this - perhaps we just need to document it somewhere)
- and of course updating the Wikis
Most of this stuff is pretty trivial (but possibly time consuming).
Achieving the perfect setup out of the box w.r.t. RT performance, jack
and pulseaudio is going to require a lot more thought and possible
*real* development. As I've said before KXStudio has tried to solve this
problem with its cadence app (still pre-alpha). It makes a few
assumptions about applications (presence of ladish for example) which
may not necessarily apply here, but we can certainly learn a lot from
I'm thinking that some of this could be assigned to the successful GSoC
As I said I'm really just listing these as suggestions - and to try and
promote some more discussion (please!). I'd like to document this
somewhere on the wiki as well. Please let me know if I've missed
anything or if you have strong objections to what I've suggested.
I'd also like to round up all interested parties for an IRC meeting for
a round table of sorts (and to determine who is actually committed to
making this work).
just a heads up. The new LV2 stack is now in Fedora 17
(lv2,serd,sord,suil,lilv,sratom). Not many hosts make use of it just
yet, just jalv (also released) and qtractor. An mp3 unbound qtractor
will be appearing in Fedora soon which uses the suil/lilv LV2 libraries
rathre than the deprecated slv2.
Richard Shaw has packaged and released qastools - three awesome ALSA
utilities from the Qt Razor project. Check em out.
Updated Rosegarden (12.04) and guitarix (0.22.3) (F17 and F16).
So far only F17 has been updated. F16 probably to follow over the next
week or so.
If you've noticed any other packages which need updating please let me
know, its hard to keep track.