On 13/08/10 10:57, Reinhard Tartler wrote: > On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 09:49:01 (CEST), Andreas Tille wrote: > >> Hi, >> >> after subscribing this list I now get several e-mails about packages I >> just don't know which are obviosely relevent for multimedia issues but I >> just do not feel competent to put into the right task. Apt-cache told >> me that projectm has for instance a binary package libprojectm-dev which >> could be added to a (not yet existing) task multimedia-dev which might >> collect all those packages which are relevant to package multimedia >> applications (for sure there could be also more fine grained tasks for >> development issues created). >> >> In general I would strongly suggest: Please check out the tasks pages >> whether they are featuring your package and if not at least drop me a >> note to what tasks it should be added. > > Well, I think defining these tasks is not easy at all. AFAIUI, the user > is expected to select a task and then *all* packages included in the > task is going to be installed. However, in our multimedia land, we have > both 'consumer' multimedia libraries like codecs, drivers, media > players, and software for multimedia producers. For both areas, we have > several similar software package that users most likely want to select > alternatively, very seldomly together. The 'best' selection of packages > depend of course on the exact requirements of the user, but most likely, > it will not be the full set of available packages. > > Andreas, can you perhaps elaborate on your(?) / the idea about these > tasks files and where are they maintained in Debian? The tasksel package > or somewhere more decentrally?
As the person who encouraged Andreas to take the Blends thing here, I must say that I was definitely not thinking about tasksel-style tasks, but rather at the pages he showed during your Debconf talk. Those tasks can list all relevant software, and then the user can choose which ones to install, because there is no direct interface between tasks and apt. In other words, I'm more interested in the display/marketing potential of the web site than on the usefulness of tasksel-style tasks. Also, they are maintained in the blends svn repository http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/blends/projects/multimedia/trunk/debian-multimedia/tasks -- Saludos, Felipe Sateler _______________________________________________ pkg-multimedia-maintainers mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-multimedia-maintainers