[Pkg-alsa-devel] Re: ALSA packager needed

Thomas Hood jdthood at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Dec 17 20:48:43 UTC 2005

Jan C. Nordholz wrote:
> I'd like to volunteer to help with packaging the new alsa rc version.


> x  I'm a rather experienced C programmer (about 5yrs, including experiments
>    with writing a kernel module)

Very useful experience.

> x  I have medium experience creating debian packages - I'm admin at a
>    university computer network with ~90 debian boxes, for which I've
>    written (and packaged) a couple of C programs and libraries


> x  I must confess that I have no in-depth knowledge of the ALSA code base -
>    I've looked at it a few times (and have currently reverted to using the
>    upstream tarballs because of recent driver troubles with one of
>    my cards), but never made extensive changes to it, or spent major
>    amounts of time to understand all the details - but I hope that
>    this knowledge is not an absolute necessity as a packager.

No, deep knowledge of the ALSA codebase is not required.

BTW, what problem did you have that forced you to turn to upstream tarballs
when alsa-source is available for building the latest drivers?

> x  no DD; I have a GPG key since several years, but haven't met a member
>    of the project yet to have it signed, although I guess this could be
>    arranged without problems (I'm located in Berlin, Germany).

Not necessary.  I am not a DD either.  Jordi Mallach has been uploading the

I have one question.  Do you use ALSA intensively and/or do you have a
variety of sound hardware?
Thomas Hood

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