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The Pipeline

This is a list, in no particular order, of stuff that is currently in my list of things to do (ie: the pipeline).

  1. Creox: add to repository. Almost done (at least in FC2), need to fix menu entry.

  2. ATS: add version 1.0 to repository.

  3. VST libraries and wine: add support for libvst and vstserver. Unlikely to get done any time soon. I'm reluctant to open the ``Windows'' can of worms, including different versions of wine, plugins that work (or don't) and so on and so forth. I would not be happy to have to start to debug Windows problems in Linux!

  4. Planet CCRMA translation project: add support for multiple synchronized translations of the Planet CCRMA pages. At this point (see threads in the Planet CCRMA mailing list) the only option that makes sense is to write or use some sort of preprocessor that extracts the latex that corresponds to a given language to another file and then keep using latex2html to generate the pages. No other latex to html translators add support for conditionals and have decent output quality (for example, hevea).

  5. 10/11/2004: Blender: add to repository (I think rpms are available elsewhere) [suggested by Chris Chafe - aka. Da Boss].

  6. 10/11/2004: K3b: add to repository for FC1 and below (it is part of FC2) [suggested by Ken]

  7. 10/11/2004: Gnome Wave Cleaner: add to repository. I think this has been requested in the past [nando]

  8. 10/11/2004: Chuck: Concurrent, On-the-fly Audio Programming Language, looks quite interesting, obviously low priority [nando]

  9. 10/11/2004: Timidity++: update to newer version. This opens the can of worms of what to do with the native RH/FC timidity++ packages, what I did a couple of years ago does not cut it today. 11/05/2004 Status: in progress, needs more testing [nando]

  10. 10/11/2004: GetALife: sleeping, eating... [suggested by Chris Chafe - aka. Da Boss].

  11. 10/13/2004: Yum: add yum packages to respository. The repository is now yum enabled but I do not have yet ``official'' Planet CCRMA packages for it. Unless you are on FC2 and then it comes with the distro. [nando]

  12. 10/15/2004: Cecilia: add to repository, has been requested in the past [nando].

  13. 10/21/2004: Light Window Managers: add a lightweight window manager to the repository, for example fluxbox and/or xfce. Should not be a big problem except for including a customized menu for Planet CCRMA [nando, Yves Cochard].

  14. 11/05/2004: AlmusVCU: add AlmusVCU to the repository (this is an old one I never finished). I have a preliminary spec file I created sometime ago, I don't remember what snag I hit that I did not release it.

  15. 11/09/2004: Guile: apparently there is a newer 1.6.5 version of guile (accoring to the Lilypond developers).

  16. 07/13/2005: Tutka: and Kmiditracker: (suggested on the list, see

And this is where I move stuff as I do it...

  1. 10/11/2004: Qjackctl: update to 0.2.12a.

  2. 10/11/2004: Qsynth: update to 0.2.2.

  3. 10/18/2004: STK: update to 4.2.0.

  4. 11/04/2004: Lilypond: update to 2.4.0. 11/09/2004 Status: done, does not build on 7.3.

  5. 11/04/2004: Ecasound: update to 2.3.4, then 2.3.5 [nando].

  6. 11/04/2004: Timemachine: update to 0.3.0 [nando].

  7. 11/04/2004: SWH LADSPA Plugins: update to 0.4.11 [nando].

  8. 11/16/2004: Libsndfile: update to version 1.0.11 (add comment about SD2 files) [nando].

  9. TAP Plugins: update to 0.7.0 (almost done, need to decide what to do about optimizations).

  10. 11/10/2004: Rezound: update to version 0.11.1beta [nando].

  11. 12/03/2004: Hydrogen: 0.9.1 [nando].

  12. Qmidiarp: add to repository. Needs a new version of qt for FC1 and below. I have a package ready (qt33 and friends - it is not possible to upgrade from the current qt in FC1 and below because the library version has changed). To do: add proper bluecurve theme support and proper default fonts (comes with the theme?), otherwise the default selections for qt33 are ugly and mismatched with the rest of the qt apps.

  13. Snd: update to 7.7. The snd build needs a major rework, add ruby support and all other existing available options. See if a separate package can be created for Common Music in scheme so that it can be loaded on top of an installed snd.

  14. CLM: update to clm3. Create a package for clm3 and update the older clm2 to the latest (end of life) version. Upgrade cmucl to the latest snapshot, this will require repackaging Open Music so that the cmucl it uses is a private one (the way it was at the beginning, sigh). Add support for sbcl, clm3 does not cupport clisp any more due to an inadequate ffi interface. This whole item is big.

  15. Muse: update to 0.7.0 for FC1 and below. Also needs qt33, see above entry for Qmidiarp.

  16. Fedora Core 2 final kernel: of course, more work on finalizing a decent kernel for FC2 (in the sense of low latency support). This implies building and testing more kernels, and rewriting a configuration guide specific to FC2 (as ALSA is the default the configuration should be much easier). Things to resolve: what to do about loading the realcap kernel module and all the /proc optimizations possible in the voluntary preemption patches by Ingo Molnar. This is a lot of work, of course.

  17. 11/04/2004: DSSI: add to the repository, DSSI (pronounced "dizzy") is an API for audio plugins, with particular application for software synthesis plugins with native user interfaces. Rebuild Rosegarden once that is done, it includes support for DSSI (last time I tried I could not get the newer versions of liblo to build properly).

  18. Supercollider: add to repository. Almost done, need to write a small tutorial on how to get it to go ``beep''. I also don't like that you have to manually create some directories in the user home directory to make it run correctly (but no possible workaround, I think).

  19. Kino: update to 0.7.4. To add suport for the theora codec we need the libtheora library (imported from freshrpms/dag). Only FC2 has new enough versions of libvorbis and libogg to support libtheora. To decide: either limit the upgrade to FC2 or disable libtheora in FC1 or below, or add newer versions of libogg and libvorbis to FC1 and below (best, but a lot of work).

  20. 10/14/2004: FC2 DVD: Create a DVD image for FC2 with everything in it. And then add an installer for all the Planet CCRMA stuff :-) [nando] (ended up being Fedora Core 3 based)

  21. 12/03/2004: Aeolus: and friends (0.3.1) [nando].

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