hardware accelerated ASL entered Debian

Zeev Pekar zeev.pekar at avtechscientific.com
Sat Oct 17 19:30:37 UTC 2015


> It's strange that the OPs request is to get it packaged for 15.10 [1].
> Why not simply ask to get it into the official repositories for the
> next releases? Why should we vote on Facebook?
> It's not an arbitrary supposition, that are just questions.
> When I saw similar hurriedness on physicists forums for other things,
> there usually was something fishy.

ASL got into Debian just several days ago, that's why I could contact
Ubuntu community only that late :(

Ralf, I just noticed your detailed reply bellow - thank you, I'll take
note of it.

> Assumed the OP should be interested in public relations, this are my 2
> Cents how it IMO could be done on mailing lists.
> To make new software known, there are announcement mailing lists, but
> it's also common to announce on user and developer mailing lists too.
> This shouldn't happen on distro's general user or developer mailing
> lists, but usually is tolerated or welcome on specialized mailing
> lists. For Linux audio e.g. on the Linux audio user and audio developer
> mailing lists, even while the correct list would the be the related
> announcement list nobody should be annoyed. If e.g. Ubuntu users or
> developers get notice of audio software they consider as being useful,
> on the Linux audio lists, they perhaps ask on the Ubuntu studio user or
> developer list, if this software should be provided by a PPA or by
> official repositories. There are likely channels for hardware
> accelerated ASL interested users and developers too, resp. at least for
> scientifical computer users and developers. I would consider to join
> lists that are related to this domain. Most of us on this user and
> general developer mailing lists likely bear little relation to much
> specialized software. The best package maintainer for sure is the one
> who uses the software she/he packages.
> There are different issues regarding social media. A lot of us still
> remember the daily invitations to become a friend of somebody on
> LinkedIn a few years ago. The reputation of Facebook, LinkedIn and
> other for many Linux and FreeBSD users isn't the best.
> I don't know how Facebook, LinkedIn etc. work and what the voting is
> good for, but Ubuntu and Arch are on Facebook too, so the best way to
> get in contact with people who have Facebook accounts, would be on
> Facebook.
> Regards,
> Ralf

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