Sunday, September 16, 2007

» JackLab, vampirising other people's work

I stand corrected, make sure to read the update below JackLab announced their first stable version of JackLab Audio Distribution, basically openSUSE 10.2 with a few kernel patches for improved latency, as well as lots of multimedia applications and out-of-the-box support for audio formats such as MP3. The interesting thing about it is that neither their announcement nor their website even mention the Packman team (especially Toni "oc2pus" Graffy) that is doing all the hard work of packaging, patching, communicating with upstream as well as providing almost all of the RPMs they are shipping in their distribution. So much for vampirising and taking credit for other people's work. To the JackLab team: nice, great move, that's the way to get popular in the OSS ecosystem. Not. Update: it seems like the announcement wasn't coming from the JackLab team itself but from one of their users. The installer includes a slide about Packman and the real announcement does mention Packman. Update 2: or maybe not: see here Oh, whatever.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

» Moving to Packman

It's been a while I talked about doing this, but finally, the day has come: I'm moving my packages to the Packman repository \o/. This is a good thing for everyone, as at some point, it will mean that users need to add one repository less. I'm not exactly "moving" and my "guru" repository isn't quite dead yet, as the process is being implemented gradually. With the exception of smart, every new build/release will be published to Packman, and I migrate my existing packages slowly to either Packman or the openSUSE Build Service.

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