1. Task description
The Debian Multimedia Maintainers team aims to make Debian a good platform for audio and multimedia work. This basically means packaging/maintaining multimedia applications and libraries, and collaborating with other maintainers or teams as well as upstream projects in order to improve audio/video support in Debian.
2. Get involved
Help clean up bugs in bugs.debian.org.
Help with packaging.
This team has nothing to do with deb-multimedia.org. See DebianMultimedia/FAQ for further details.
http://lists.debian.org/debian-multimedia/ for general debian multimedia discussion
http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-multimedia-maintainers for packaging discussion
http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-multimedia-commits for monitoring commits to the packages in git
Debian Maintainer Dashboard:
Debian Pure Blends page: http://blends.alioth.debian.org/multimedia/
Alioth Project: http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-multimedia
Launchpad Project: https://launchpad.net/~pkg-multimedia-maintainers
Git Repositories: List at http://anonscm.debian.org/git/pkg-multimedia/, web interface at http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=pkg-multimedia/<package>.git
5. Realtime kernel
The Debian Multimedia team is not working on including a kernel image with the realtime-patches applied in Debian. Much of the realtime-patches have been accepted in the mainline kernel, to the point that for most purposes the stock Debian kernel is suitable even for realtime-like work.
Pengutronix has been working on realtime-patches for Linux kernel and now those patches are part of Debian official kernel, Debian Linux-RT kernel for the i386 and amd64 architectures is available from Debian main archive.
Mailing list - development list
IRC: #debian-multimedia on irc.debian.org (OFTC)
- NB: if you drop in and don't get an immediate answer, hang around for awhile and you'll have a better chance of someone getting back to you.
/DevelopPackaging - coordinate the packaging effort
/Sponsoring - getting your multimedia related packages sponsored quickly
/Formats - Open multimedia file formats in Debian
/Discussion - make Debian a rocking audio/video workstation
/Policy - system guidelines and specifications
/Links - other interesting projects and pages
/MultimediaCodecs - information about codecs available for Debian and how to install them
8. Usual roles
Currently there are no strict roles defined. All members can work on all packages, although there is some sort of split. A list of people actively involved in the packaging effort can be found here
The Debian Multimedia Maintainers team is the result of the merger of the Debian Multimedia team and the Debian Multimedia Packages team. There is still some duplicate infrastructure that should converge on a best-effort basis.