Review of the -audio seed (fwd)

Josh Green josh at
Sat Aug 16 17:34:33 BST 2008


The GTK+ 2 development version of Swami has been in development for 4
years or so.  Its getting much closer to being releasable, but still not
quite there.  Although I'm tempted to give an estimate of when it will
be released, I'm going to refrain, since I thought it would have been
ready long ago.  My goal is to release it by the end of the year though 
or at least in time for the next Linux Audio Conference.  If anyone is
interested in helping out, the project could use the extra assistance.

Best regards,

On Sat, 2008-08-16 at 16:49 +0200, Marc R.J. Brevoort wrote:
> Hi Josh,
> As this concerns you, perhaps you want to chime in?
> Best,
> Marc
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 23:38:13 +0900
> From: Emmet Hikory <persia at>
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> To: Ubuntu Studio Development & Technical Discussion
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> Subject: Review of the -audio seed
> Team,
>     I've just reviewed the packages we have in the -audio seed, and has
> a few notes as a result:
>   * shaketracker: Tracker-style MIDI sequencer
>   * swami: Soundfont editor
>      Both of these are GTK+ 1.2 programs.  It may be worth discussing
> moving to GTK+ 2 with upstream.  In the case of shaketracker, the
> upstream homepage is gone, but the upstream developer is still
> contactable.  In the case of swami, there is a GTK+ 2 version in SVN,
> but this is yet unreleased: the mailing list has some traffic, and
> would be the place to ask about the state and whether it might make
> sense to pull a snapshot.  Alternately, if someone knows of a
> replacement application, that could work as well, but I didn't find
> any.
> * mixxx
> * terminatorx
>      These applications seem to do roughly the same thing, and in
> roughly the same way.  Both seem to allow using an arbitrary sound
> file for each of an arbitrary number of assigned virtual turntables,
> and apply various effects and controls.  Both can be controlled by a
> variety of input devices, including MIDI.  Personally, I think
> terminatorx looks nicer, but I don't mix that much, so it may not have
> the functionality to match it's aesthetics.  I think we should select
> only one of these: whichever we determine to be more suitable for
> Ubuntu Studio.
> * gcdmaster
>      The GNOME CD Master attempts to do anything that one might want to
> do with a CD.  Since we have this seeded, do we also want to include
> nautilus-cd-burner as part of ubuntustudio-desktop?
>      Please share thoughts, opinions, etc.
> -- 
> Emmet HIKORY

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