audio code maintainers, A call to arms

Yuriy Tsibizov Yuriy.Tsibizov at
Tue Jan 18 03:51:32 PST 2005

> On Sat, Jan 15, 2005 at 01:09:42PM -0500, Mathew Kanner wrote:
> [...]
>  > 	Hi Julian,
>  > 	First, I guess I owe an apology to the list and to freebsd in
>  > general for dragging my feet on MIDI.  The stunning silence is
>  > incredibly demotivating to me.  Over the many months think 
> I've had one
>  > positive response to my work (it works!) and one negative (does not
>  > compile for non-i386, printf qualifiers).  I never 
> expected to be in a
>  > vacuum.  Then again, I'm one of those sensitive types.
>  > 
> I guess you can commit your work to HEAD and let people give it
> spin. Since we don't have MIDI support now committing new one
> wouldn't break anything. It couldn't be fixed until new code
> shows up in tree. For non-i386 compile issues I can help you for
> sparc64. Other developers would help other issue(i.e. locking) too.
>  > 	To move forward we need to:
>  > 
>  > - Get a new sound team.  I don't know how to go about this, maybe a
>  >   general call to arms, or an appointment from core or maybe a
>  >   guillotine backed revolution.
>  > 
> I can see at least there are three developers(Kazuhito HONDA,
> Conrad J.  Sabatier and Yuriy Tsibizov : CCed) are interested in
> maintaining our sound subsystem. Since we do have lack of
> maintainers of our sound subsystem it would be really great to
> see new developers that have commit privilege in this area.
> Personally I guess both Julian Elischer(for USB sound) and
> Mathew Kanner(for MIDI and sound infrastructure) can mentor
> these developers.
I'm not shure in 1)my free time (sometimes I'm thinking about throwing away my home computer,
it eats up a lot of time) and 2)my programming skills.


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