multimedia-blends: policy question(s)

IOhannes m zmölnig zmoelnig at
Fri Jun 12 01:00:57 UTC 2015

On 06/11/2015 09:23 PM, Felipe Sateler wrote:
> On 11 June 2015 at 15:41, "IOhannes m zmölnig (Debian/GNU)"
> <umlaeute at> wrote:
>> anyhow: if i want to some record some audio, i would select the
>> "recording" task, which will installs by (among other things):
>> at least (at a first glance) 4 multitrack recorders (3 of them via Depends)
>> - ardour
>> - ardour3
> Wasn't ardour3 to be renamed ardour for v4? Then we would have just one.

since i know that "Depends" are only "Recommends", all is good: we
should have *all* recording packages in "recording".

>> - qtractor
>> - ecasound
>> (though for whatever reasons audicity is missing)
>> and a few tools which i fail to see why they are in "recording" at all
>> (only listing a few select Depends-packages):
>> - jackd
> This is a bit odd (it should probably be indirectly pulled in by the
> app that wants it).


>> - qjackctl
> But this is not. If we know ardour needs jack (this is no longer the
> case apparently?), installing qjackctl makes a lot of sense.

esp. in the case of ardour, it can handle jack connections quite well
all alone (no need to manually fuddle around with qjackctl).

but anyhow, my point is: if qjackctl is a good companion for ardour,
shouldn't it be in the Recommends section of ardour?

>> - ffmulticonverter
> Quite possibly you need to transcode your resulting audio for distribution?

but that's not a "recording" task, it's "postproduction" (which comes
after the *mixing* task).


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