[PD] Debian: Pd-extended VS debian packages

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Jun 6 19:27:48 CEST 2011

On Jun 6, 2011, at 5:04 AM, Lorenzo Sutton wrote:

> IOhannes,
> IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>> On 2011-06-06 00:08, Lorenzo Sutton wrote:
>>> It looks like many extended libraries are now packaged in debian.  
>>> But
>>> what is the difference with the extended distribution?
>>> Also would it make sense to have something (TM) that would install
>>> packages to have an as-near-as-possible extended install?
>>> I *think* I downloaded all the possible pd-* puredata-* packages,  
>>> but
>>> for example I'm missing the iem-gui libs and [init] which I use  
>>> quite
>>> often. I guess some stuff is left out because of packaging standards
>>> requirements.
>> packaging all the libraries that are currently part of pd-extended is
>> currently in progress.
>> not all libs have been packaged yet.
>> pd-extended itself (that is: the core of PdX, without any libs) is
>> pending as well.
> Very good news, thanks for the info.
> Lorenzo.

This is true, but it'll happen a lot faster if more people get  
involved in the effort.  For my part of packaging for Pd-extended, I  
am now basing all my Pd-extended work out of Debian.  That means that  
in the not distant future, a library must be included in Debian to be  
included in Pd-extended.

Also, I'm stopping working on packaging on a number of libraries that  
are currently included in Pd-extended.  That means in order for them  
to stay in Pd-extended, someone else will have to take over the  
maintenance of them.  Here's that info:


You don't need to be a Debian Developer or Maintainer to get involved,  
you just need to be willing to do the packaging work.  There are a few  
Pd people involved in pkg-multimedia (Alexandre Quessy, Roman,  
IOhannes, and me) so we can sponsor pd related packages to get them  
into Debian (and therefore Ubuntu, Mint, etc).



Computer science is no more related to the computer than astronomy is  
related to the telescope.      -Edsger Dykstra

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