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