libffado

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Main Inclusion Report for libffado

Requirements

  1. Availability: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/libf/libffado/; available for i386 and amd64 architectures.

  2. Rationale:

  3. Security:

    • CVE entries: none

    • Secunia history: none

    • Any binaries running as root or suid/sgid ? Any daemons ? No binaries running as root or suid root, one daemon, which is a dbus server.

    • Network activity: does it open any port ? no

    • Does it handle incoming network data ? no

    • Does it directly (not through a library) process binary (video, audio, etc) or structured (PDF, etc) data ? Yes, processes audio to and from firewire audio devices.

  4. Quality assurance:

    • In what situations does the package not work out of the box without configuration ? None, details below:

      • The shared library libffado1 is used by jack-audio-connection-kit to work with firewire audio devices. Jack itself needs to be configured to use firewire audio via libffado.
      • Most if not all firewire audio hardware require firmware to be uploaded to the device using tools from the ffado-tools package, before they can be used. The firmware in question has to be obtained from Windows drivers.
    • Does the package ask any debconf questions higher than priority 'medium' ? no

    • Debian bugs: (mention any that are particularly relevant, and any showstoppers) None found for libffado, libffado-dbus-server, libffado-mixer-qt4, libffado-tools, libffado-dev or libffado1

    • Maintenance in Debian is frenetic/vigorous/calm/dead ? Maintenances in Debian appears to be vigorous

    • Upstream is frenetic/vigorous/calm/dead ? There appears to be vigorous activity upstream

    • Upstream bug tracker: (mention any particularly relevant or critical) no noticeably relevant or critical bugs

    • Hardware: Does this package deal with hardware and if so how exotic is it ? This package does deal with audio hardware via firewire. Such hardware is commonly in use by audio/video enthusiasts/professionals.

    • Is there a test suite in the upstream source or packaging ? Is it enabled to run in the build ? Yes there is a test suite, and it is enabled in the upstrea build system.

  5. UI standards:

    • User-visible strings are internationalized using standard gettext system ? No internationalized strings.

    • Package with translatable strings builds a PO template during package build ? No translatable strings.

    • End-user applications ship a desktop file ? Yes.

  6. Standards compliance:

    • FHS, Debian Policy compliance ?

      • The package is FHS compliant.
      • A slight concern about some python files not being placed in a standard location so pycentral/python-support can handle them, however this may require more work than its worth with the upstrea build system to fix.
    • Packaging system (debhelper/cdbs/dbs) ? Patch system ? Any packaging oddities ?
      • CDBS packaging system
      • no patch system used
      • The package code does not get built when debian/rules is called with the build target. The code gets built when calling the binary target only.
  7. Dependencies:

    • debhelper

    • scons,

    • cdbs

    • cdbs

    • dbus

    • python

    • python-dbus

    • python-qt4

    • pyqt4-dev-tools

    • dh-buildinfo

    • pyqt-tools

    • python-qt4-dbus

    • autotools-dev

    • expat

    • glib2.0

    • glibmm2.4

    • libiec61883

    • libraw1394

    • libxml++2.6

    • libxml2

    • Are these all in main ? yes

  8. Maintenance:

    • How much maintenance is this package likely to need ? (Simple packages may largely take care of themselves; complex packages will need dedicated developers paying attention to them.) Little maintenance should be required

    • Who is responsible for monitoring the quality of this package and fixing its bugs ? Are they Ubuntu or Debian developers ? Upstream (FFADO) developers along with Ubuntu and Debian developers

    • Who is the package bug contact in Ubuntu? (Needs one if its a nontrivial package which does not fully maintain itself through Debian) Ubuntu Studio developers

  9. Background information:

    • The general purpose and context of the package should be clear from the package's debian/control file. If it isn't then please explain. It should already be clear

    • What do upstream call this software ? Has it had different names in the past ? Upstream calls this software FFADO (Free FireWire Audio Drivers). It was previously known as FreeBoB

  10. Internationalization:

    • Are graphical applications translatable? No.

    • Do they support gettext? No.

Reviewers

MIR bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libffado/+bug/416778

Author: Scott Lavender