[Agnula-Developers] Re: [PlanetCCRMA] Planet CCRMA menu

Free Ekanayaka free@agnula.org
Sat Nov 8 16:48:02 2003

On Fri, 7 Nov 2003, Andrea Glorioso wrote:

> >>>>> "fll" == Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano <nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU> writes:
>     >> I have a suggestion: a "custom" Planet CCRMA menu for
>     >> KDE/Gnome. Most of "GUI" Planet programs have menu links but
>     >> they are messy located into several groups (Sound & Video,
>     >> Other, Graphics, More Apps...). The idea is to create a Planet
>     >> CCRMA menu and submenus accordingly the applications
>     >> characteristics (something like "roadmap" groups: Multitrack
>     >> Recorders, Patch Bays, Sound Editors, Video Players,...) for
>     >> easier access.
>     fll> It is good idea I've also been thinking about. 
> What do you think about trying to find a  common structure amongst the
> various audio-related  distributions  and/or package sets   out there?
> I'm thinking about AGNULA/DeMuDi, AGNULA/RehMuDi, the Mandrake project
> I can't manage to remember  the name of, SuSE  audio packages (is it a
> port of PlanetCCRMA?  I'm not sure), Debian 'stock', and so on..
> I'm a  big fan   of harmonization (at  least in   this field) if  it's
> possible.  Of course,  I'm not talking about eliminating  differences.
> I just  think  that if  we manage to   find a common way   to organize
> applications, users  won't  feel too  surprised  when  they  happen to
> switch from a distribution to another.
Talking only about DeMuDi there is a demudi-task package which,
beside installing all debian/demudi sound packages, provides a
custom menu file of the form:
  CD utils
  Digital Processing

Each package is assigned to a Sound subsection  (the association
is generated statically by a script which parses the package

I agree that we should be consistent between distribution. A
simple (but difficult to achieve) idea would be to have web site
which systematically lists every or almost every sound linux
application (as the  good Dave Phillips' page), and provides a
classification for each of the. This site would ideally be a
reference point for users, developers and packagers.

Best regards,

Free Ekanayaka