[PlanetCCRMA] The future of planetccrma?

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed May 30 09:08:01 2007

On Tue, 2007-05-29 at 22:55 +0000, Jeff Sandys wrote:
> Fernando, thanks for the quick and positive reply.
> After spending months trying to get my wireless working using 
> sneaker-net, I finally took my laptop to the University and 
> used a wired internet to install FC6 and Planet-CCRMA.  Then 
> with bcm43xx-fwcutter I got wireless running.  It took a little 
> over two hours, I completed the installation with no problems 
> with just enough battery life left to test a program (make some 
> beats with Hydrogen).
> Thanks for putting the Installing...FC6 page on the Planet-
> CCRMA site, I found two errors.  
> 1) yum install planetccrma-menus  ; Didn't change anything, 
> I think menus were installed with planetccrma-apps.

Ah, yes, that's redundant...

> 2) The page says copyright 2001-2005.

Amongst many other old things :-) I'll fix that as soon as I come back
from vacation. 

> Planet-CCRMA benefits the Fedora community.  I hope that 
> the changes to Fedora 7 will help you and the other Planet-
> CCRMA contributers.

I sure hope so. We'll see how it goes...
Glad that your install went fine!

-- Fernando

> -- Fernando Lopez-Lezcano <nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 19:50 +0000, Jeff Sandys wrote:
> <snip> 
> > So what is the future of planetccrma?
> Bright and rosy, of course!
> <snip>
> I'm waiting for fc7 to restart my Planet CCRMA distro. Should be 
> easier than before (when support for doing target specific spins 
> was not even there). 
> There are already more players/helpers in Planet CCRMA that you 
> can see.  Some of its packages have already migrated to what was 
> Fedora Extras and is now just Fedora and other people are 
> maintaining them (sometimes starting from scratch as some 
> packagers like to reinvent the wheel, sometimes using my packages 
> as the starting point :-). The long term idea is that Fedora 
> should be able to be a music distro out of the box - the kernel 
> is probably the most difficult part to integrate. But Ingo works 
> for RedHat so there's motivation there... (not that _music_ or 
> multimedia is the motivation for his realtime kernel work). 
> The infrastructure for help is there in the Fedora contribution 
> system - ie: contributing and maintaining extra packages for 
> Fedora. Setting that up locally was one of my goals but reality 
> intervened and I could not dedicate the needed time and 
> resources. Still, most probably a redo of the Planet CCRMA 
> primitive but useful web site with an eye to allowing external 
> contributions will happen sooner or later. 
> <snip>
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