Debimedia archive

Felipe Sateler fsateler at
Wed Aug 12 20:25:11 UTC 2009

El miércoles 12 de agosto, Reinhard Tartler escribió:
> Felipe Sateler <fsateler at> writes:
> > El miércoles 12 de agosto, Fabian Greffrath escribió:
> >> Diego Biurrun schrieb:
> >> > Start planning for all possible outcomes.
> >>
> >> Reinhard has already started to prepare the infrastructure for the
> >> debimedia archive.
> >
> > What is debimedia?
> Thanks that you asked. We are not ready yet, so there is not much to
> announce. In essence, we envision debimedia to be an add-on repository
> that:
>  * only contains packages that conform 100% to the dsfg
>  * is 100% binary compatible to debian
>  * is officially maintained by Debian (represented by team pkg-multimedia)

Good to know we officially maintain it :p. So this is basically a more official

> None of these properties apply to any other repository we are aware of.
> You might have already noticed packaging branches for xvidcore and lame
> in pkg-multimedia, they are being used as source for uploads to
> debimedia. We are still missing some packages that we consider important
> before announcing debimedia to the public. At least I miss transcode and
> dvdrip, but if someone disagrees, I wouldn't veto the announcement
> either.

Hmm, I think there is a big overlap with what agnula/studio64 does. Is the 
scope of debimedia much narrower than that of Studio64? (Ie, no installation 
images, etc etc?). How will we manage bugs to those packages, since they won't 
have the BTS infrastructure?

Felipe Sateler
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