[puredyne] Fwd: SuperCollider package

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[puredyne] Fwd: SuperCollider package


There is interest in maintaining Supercollider for debian, see message
below. I thought maybe someone who do the packaging for SC in puredyne
could co-maintain it in Debian? It will improve Debian and Debian
based distros for music production and art. Also it's very easy to
backport a package from Debian (unstable) to Ubuntu PPA. It will be a
win win...

More info here: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMultimedia

Best regards,


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Alexandre Quessy <[hidden email]>
Date: Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 3:02 AM
Subject: SuperCollider package
To: [hidden email]

Hello dear members of the Debian-Multimedia packaging team,

I am interested in adopting supercollider. Would someone be interested
in working with me on this? (I am not yet an uploader) My Alioth
username is alexandrequessy.
Should I fill a ITP bug? I didn't see its name in the orphaned
packages. It has been orphaned in 2008-2009. See bug #454257.
Quick link: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=454257

The package can currently be found on github.com/aalex/debian-supercollider:

The usual location of the upstream tarballs is:

I believe this software should go in non-free, since it unfortunately
contains at least one proprietary file. See debian/copyright for more
info. (search for the keyword "Apple") Maybe we could patch it to
remove those files, though.

* Package name    : supercollider
 Version         : 3.4
 Upstream Author : James McCartney and others
* URL             : http://supercollider.sourceforge.net/
* License         : GPL v3
 Programming Lang: C++, Smalltalk, Java, Python, bash
 Description     : A real time audio synthesis programming language

 SuperCollider is an environment and programming language for real time
 audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. It provides an interpreted
 object-oriented language which functions as a network client
 to a state of the art, realtime sound synthesis server.

Alexandre Quessy

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