hydrogen-drumkits package

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Tue Sep 15 07:46:29 UTC 2015

Quoting Jaromír Mikeš (2015-09-15 09:27:59)
> 2015-09-15 9:05 GMT+02:00 IOhannes m zmölnig (Debian/GNU) <umlaeute at debian.org>:
> > On 2015-09-15 00:20, Jaromír Mikeš wrote:
> >> Yes but latest debian release from 2007 30MB now in 2015 250MB I
> >> am assuming that size still can rise in future. Also I believe that
> >> usually user using just couple of favorite drumkits and not need
> >> all of of them maybe. So I am thinking to safe user disk space
> >> too.
> >
> > how about splitting into multiple binary packages of reasonable size
> > and content?
> > i guess a single-package per drumkit is overkill; but probably
> > grouping the kits by vendor (e.g. "hydrogen-drumkits-roland") or
> > function (e.g. "hydrogen-drumkits-acoustic") will help people select
> > only the drumkits they need.
> That's not bad idea. But I also think to safe packager's load ;)
> As I have long list of packages to maintain and there are often lack
> man power in team I tend minimize packaging work.
> What about ask upstream to include 2 demo_songs and 2 drumkits in hydrogen?
> Then provide hydrogen-data package with this "songs and drumkits"
> and add link for downloading other files in description of package.
> Hopefully simple for user and easy to maintain

If you mean encourage upstream to offer out-of-band download and then 
_not_ package those drumkits for Debian to "safe packager's load" then I 
find that a very bad idea: Our users should be able to use our package 
management system APT to install and keep up-todate their code, not do 
custom house-keeping for drumkits - see e.g. how optional GIMP palettes 
is shipped as gimp-data-extras (not a URL referenced in a README or a 
script fetching from such URL).

 - Jonas

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