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--sunset06 12:47, 22 July 2010 (UTC) What did I mean here ? {sorry it was very late, and stuff was just coming out of my fingers}

--sunset06 12:51, 22 July 2010 (UTC) Spin SIG standard page format: we do need to do that, but I was thinking to keep it a bit off the radar, until there is something concrete to show.

  • Discussions that were on the main page:

Written Music / Sheet Music: crantila: Do we need these at all? We're looking to create a spin targeted for audio creation. People using LilyPond might be better off doing it in the standard distribution, unless they want other audio creation programs. The point is that we don't need to include it as essential software, so let's cut it out and reduce the size of the installation media. dtimms: This highlights a few things: who is our target audience ? I'm thinking someone who can't afford a hardware IO box, and just wants to mess around with an instrument / computer to get started. You need to get them hooked on digaudio: cool fx, easy recording, faultless playback, reading of guitar tabs, playback of published music as backing... crantila: We should sort out the target audience first, to make it easier to agree on later decisions.

Kernel and Drivers: crantila: aren't USB & MIDI already included by default? sunset: since I don't have either, I don't know if there are boxes that need firmware packages or specific drivers, if not, then great.

Tertl3: I have heard that the spin must use a normal Fedora kernel or it will have to be classified as a remix as opposed to a spin. It is not a big deal, but I just thought it was worth noting. I, personally, would really like the spin to have a real-time kernel.

jcwillia: I'd like to have a realtime kernel as well. I currently record using Ubuntu Studio and I replace that kernel with my own RT kernel. I'm also interested in getting the FFADO->Jack->Ardour stack into working condition (wasn't when I tried back in the 13/14 timeframe).

Znmeb: I'm working on a very similar project and would like to join this one. My current code is based on Fedora 17 LXDE and is on Github at

Notes on the contents:

1. I don't think we need *all* of Planet CCRMA. I think we need the real-time kernel, all the Common Lisp stuff, all the SuperCollider stuff and all the Pure Data stuff. That's all I was planning to put on my respin.

2. Other things in my wish list: IanniX, Strasheela, Impro-Visor, athenaCL, slippery chicken, LuaAV and Processing. You have CSound, but there are quite a few CSound utilities I haven't seen - Cecilia and Blue are the two I remember off the top of my head.

Is there a kickstart file from this project somewhere I can use as a baseline? I'm staying with my own until a PDX Musc Hack Day on Septmber 6, 2012, but after that I'll be able to merge in yours if it exists.