hydrogen-drumkits package

Jaromír Mikeš mira.mikes at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 08:15:41 UTC 2015

2015-09-15 9:46 GMT+02:00 Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk>:
> 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 -

What I am suggesting is not unusual in digital audio world. ( Win and
Mac - I am working on these regularly)
You have software from somewhere and you are downloading data from
other sources.
Like sample banks for sampler or impulsed for convolion reverb ... it
is every day life in sound engineering.

And even if we will provide all drumkits from "hydrogen" source people
will want "something special" and search
internet to dowload it from somewhere.

Everybody wants to have different sound than his musician colleague ;)
(personal experience)


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