Multimedia Teams in Debian

Fabian Greffrath greffrath at
Wed Apr 23 10:09:06 UTC 2008

Hi Daniel,

Daniel James schrieb:
> Perhaps all interested parties can regroup somehow. A lot of the related 
> information online is out of date, which doesn't help people take part. 
> is no longer used, is long 
> gone. Several Debian docs still refer to these sites.

If there' still documentation referring to these obsolete sites, 
please point the doc authors to this fact (e.g. by filing bug 
reports). For 64studio, I have to admit I don't know the differences 
between their distribution and plain Debian, but it should be possible 
to merge their work into the official Debian archive similar to the 
way it's allready done with skolelinux/debianedu packages.

> is a popular site but doesn't have 
> much information for new users. (Maybe we can help with that).

I consider this kind of problematic since debian-multimedia isn't a 
community project but some kind of a 'one man show' offering highly 
unofficial (strictly speaking, some even undistributable) packages for 
Debian. I'd love to see official solutions for most of the packages 
this site offers, but that isn't likely to happen soon...

> I'd be interested to hear people's views on the way forward.

I believe we could start merging the efforts of both the 
pkg-multimedia-maintainers and the debian-multimedia groups into one 
bigger project, although the current scopes of both projects are 
slightly different. Since this has allready been suggested today, I'd 
like to hear some other (Hello, team members!) opinions about it.

Dipl.-Phys. Fabian Greffrath

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