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Main Inclusion Report for libffado


  1. Availability:; available for i386 and amd64 architectures? not sure about ppc

  2. Rationale:

    • provides support of FireWire based audio devices including sound cards, storage devices, cameras and camcorders.

  3. Security:

  4. Quality assurance:

    • In what situations does the package not work out of the box without configuration ?
    • Does the package ask any debconf questions higher than priority 'medium' ?
    • Debian bugs: (mention any that are particularly relevant, and any showstoppers)

    • Maintenance in Debian is frenetic/vigorous/calm/dead ?

    • Upstream is frenetic/vigorous/calm/dead ?

    • Upstream bug tracker: (mention any particularly relevant or critical)

    • Hardware: Does this package deal with hardware and if so how exotic is it ?
    • Is there a test suite in the upstream source or packaging ? Is it enabled to run in the build ?
  5. UI standards:

    • User-visible strings are internationalized using standard gettext system ?
    • Package with translatable strings builds a PO template during package build ?
    • End-user applications ship a desktop file ?
  6. Standards compliance:

    • FHS, Debian Policy compliance ?

    • Packaging system (debhelper/cdbs/dbs) ? Patch system ? Any packaging oddities ?
  7. Dependencies:

    • ...
    • Are these all in main ?
  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.)
    • Who is responsible for monitoring the quality of this package and fixing its bugs ? Are they Ubuntu or 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)
  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.
    • What do upstream call this software ? Has it had different names in the past ?
  10. Internationalization:

    • Are graphical applications translatable? Do they support gettext?


MIR bug:

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