Hello, I am a member of this list but not the packaging team, I develop AV Linux and use your packages from GIT, Unstable and Squeeze regularly. Last year when I released AV Linux 2.0 based on Squeeze I had to build about 75% of the Audio applications from source in order to fulfill the status quo with other Multimedia intensive Distributions. The amount of ground this team has covered in less than a year is earth-shattering, I now have less than 10% of my applications outside of the official Debian channels.
Perhaps in the long term you guys will make me redundant but my user numbers continue to grow and I have to contemplate what direction to continue in. I haven't found Debian Testing/Unstable to be a terrible easy thing to distribute, as a single developer I don't have an extensive breakage buffering infrastructure like SiduX does and I basically have to tell my users not to update and provide them with regular updated ISO snapshots that I have broken and fixed to a point of useability. Finally to my question(s)...how much of the current pkg-multimedia inventory will find it's way into Debian 6.0? Also now that there is a pkg-multimedia team in place for the next stable release will new applications eventually make their way into Stable? Or will it be the age old pattern of Debian Stable being bliss for the first few moths of it's release and then being woefully out of date for multimedia heads? I wish I could say that Xorg, Udev, Grub2 and other libs have been fun to work with this past year...but NOT! I'd like to know what to expect to continue on for the next year. (Or until you guys get rid of me!) Your comments and insight are appreciated! Best Regards, Glen MacArthur http://www.bandshed.net/AVLinux.html _______________________________________________ pkg-multimedia-maintainers mailing list email@example.com http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-multimedia-maintainers