[Fedora-music-list] Re: [PlanetCCRMA] Fedora Extras

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Sat May 6 17:37:01 2006

On Sat, 2006-05-06 at 16:55 -0700, Anthony Green wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-05-06 at 16:38 -0700, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> > Hey great!! Too bad you did not sync with me, I've been working this two
> > last weeks on pretty much the same stuff. But there are things that I
> > don't have which is great! What has delayed me this past week is work on
> > the menu system (I'm pretty much done and I was going to release a bunch
> > of packages later today).
> I'll see if there's anything I should take from your spec files.

And viceversa, I see you did a bunch of improvements in the ardour spec
file! BTW, you may know something about this...

I'm working on what used to be the Planet CCRMA menu. I had this on fc3,
then could not make it work as is in fc4 but it is time I readded it,
and I just did that for fc5 (and will percolate to fc4). It basically an
(optional) submenu of the Audio/Video applications submenu where the
apps are categorized. But the question is about the Fedora Audio/Video
menu. Currently there is no "More Audio/Video Applications" entry in the
applications menu xml file, but there is a "Multimedia-More.directory"
directory file. So I'm adding a merged "More..." submenu in my optional
planetccrma-menus package so that I can push "not so important apps"
from the main Audio/Video menu - otherwise it becomes really really long
with the full set of Planet CCRMA applications (if the optional
planetccrma-menus is not installed they will just not appear in the menu

What would be the category for those? I seem to remember something like
this used to be: <Category>AudioVideo-Extra</Category>. Would this be
fine? (I'm doing that for now)

> > I would drop qjackconnect in favor of qjackctl, the later is the
> > canonical jack server control app (and also sports a midi patchbay). 
> Yes, I'm not planning on submitting qjackconnect to Extras either.  My
> recent post to fedora-music-list lists the packages I've submitted so
> far. 

Oh, I had not seen it. Sigh, I'm soooo behind on so many fronts :-)

> > I added a patch for lash so that it does not need an entry
> > in /etc/services for the lash service (it will use the default instead).
> > You will be able to pick this later today from the srpm.
> I'll grab that.
> > DSSI is now up
> > to 0.9.1 and fluidsynth-dssi is a separate package (finally!).
> Ok, thanks for pointing that out.
> > Are you
> > planning on packaging the Hydrogen kits separately? I used to have a
> > separate package but I merged them into the main package a while back...
> > the example drumkits and demo songs are very useful for demos, with them
> > (or at least some of them) it is easy to just fire up hydrogen and get
> > sound out of it. 
> I didn't know there was a PlanetCCRMA hydrogen package, so I wrote this
> one from scratch.  I bundled everything in the hydrogen package (kits &
> demos), for the same reason.

Hmmm, maybe I'm looking at the wrong spec file, it looks like your
hydrogen package does not have any drumkits in it?

> > Another question... have you tried caps with ardour? I'm having problems
> > with that combination, selinux complains about something and the caps
> > collection does not get loaded at all.
> I'm one of those bad hackers who disables selinux.  I'll enable and see
> what happens.

Let me know what happens and if you find a workaround. I imagine some
sort of magic chcon has to be done on the libraries at build time...

> > What should be packaged today, at least till that patch makes it into
> > cvs (that was going to happen a couple of days ago) is the clock_fix
> > branch of Jack cvs. Otherwise Jack will have problems in Athlon X2
> > machines...
> You should mention this here:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=183912

I will, thanks for pointing this out to me. 
-- Fernando