Hello Orcan

Assuming that the user does and will install packages from all 3 repos (Fedora, RPMFusion and PlanetCCRMA) then there are in fact only 2 differences between the standard fedora spin and a "studio" type spin:

(1) A kernel with enhanced pre-emption (the so called "real-time" kernel - although this name is misleading as RT-PRIO settings can be used effectively with the standard kernel)

(2) The automatic configuration of the RT-PRIO settings and assigning the users to the group that has real-time priority.

With regards to (1) the kernel with enhanced pre-emption should always be available in the standard Fedora repository. Indeed the standard and enhanced pre-emption kernels should always have the same version number to maintain compatibility with the graphic drivers etc.. It would be very little additional work for the kernel compilers to generate the kernel with pre-emption at the same time as the standard kernel (This is standard policy at openSUSE -since 10.3 - and Ubuntu - since 8.10).

Regarding (2) it would be nice to have an administrator's tool to do this manually as well.

I would prefer to see as many packages as possible in the Fedora and RPMFusion repos as both these repos are subject to "rolling updates". That is too say the packages are always kept upto date (which is one reason why I like Fedora). The PlanetCCRMA repos are not subject to rolling updates.

As to the work load: (1) and (2) above apply to the standard fedora distribution. The packages with tricky licensing issues to RPMFusion or PlanetCCRMA or Livna

Regards, Simon

Am 08.11.2009 04:23, schrieb Orcan Ogetbil:
On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Simon Lewis wrote:

Please advise if a multimedia spin for Fedora 11 is available (or for Fedora
12 planned)?

The standard Fedora 11 installation does not by default set the RT-PRIO for
jackuser or pulse audio etc., etc. Neither does the standard Fedora 11
installation automatically assign all users to the jackusers group.

For the multimedia spin to be successful these and the other necessary
configuration settings must be taken care of in the background.
Alternatively an "multimedia administration tool" for easy configuration of
the pam/usergroup settings in an RT-enviroment should be written.

Further, the standard-Kernel and RT-Kernel with same version number should
be available form the standard Fedora repository. This practice of having
the same version number for all kernel types makes it very easy for graphic
driver support etc., and means that Fedora can be booted with either kernel
type for testing purposes.

Regards, Simon.

Hi. Yes there was an idea but I don't think we have enough people to
generate and maintain a spin.

Moreover I am not sure where the spin should originate: Fedora,
RPMFusion or PlanetCCRMA?
The latter two has nice packages that we would like the have in the
spin, but we can't allow some (if not all) of these packages if the
spin is Fedora based.

We need ideas, manpower, time etc...