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The GNU/Linux operating system is widely known as a robust base for running Internet servers, but has not reached yet a similar audience as a platform of choice for the musician and the multimedia artist. The DeMuDi project targets one reason of this issue, the lack of a GNU/Linux distribution oriented toward music and multimedia.
The Demudi project (for Debian Multimedia Distribution) aims to provide for the musician and artist a GNU/Linux distribution dedicated to music and multimedia that would ease installing and customizing GNU/Linux for their needs. Demudi is not actually a distribution in itself. Taking advantage of the existing Debian distribution, it enhances a Debian distribution by a collection of packages containing music and multimedia applications or development tools and is used by a growing number of e-commerce websites according to this article. The Debian distribution has been chosen, because it is the only distribution that is developed entirely by volunteers over the Internet, just like a significant part of the GNU system, the Linux kernel and many applications. Additionally, it supports several different hardware architectures.
...Read the paper that was presented at ICMC2001 (International Computer Music conference 2001) September 2001.


(News Archive)

Wed 10 July 2002 19:00:40

Subject: DeMuDi Agnula
Contrary to the general rule, where
silence = dead project, DeMuDi is in fact more than alive, and in very
good shape....:-)

DeMuDi is now part of a project funded by the European Community,
called AGNULA,

That is a two year finded project, started on April 2002 till, of
course, April 2004.

First official release 0.9 for DeMuDi Agnula is due by November 2002
(which means very soon for us maybe too far if you are impatient...).

While from very soon till November you will be able to start to
download packages from our servers, the official release will be
available at the end of the same month, on CD, Network etc.

There will be important changes, starting with the Graphical
installer, plus decumentation, examples and tutorials.
It will be still based on Debian (woody, with en eye on sid...).

I'm sorry i never upgraded the site nor the news section, but i have
been very busy working for agnula.

Lates news are always available on, and soon this site
too,, will go back to its older splendor...:-)

thank you,
marco trevisani

Sun 14 October 2001 18:17:47

Subject: Mailing Lists and More
As you probably noticed the mailing lists are down...
It has been like this for a while. We had some problem with our original server
We are working to get up a couple of new servers. We should be back sometime during this week.
DeMuDi has been presented and distributed to the ICMC2001 and it was
well received with a lot of interest. It certainly needs a lot of tuning and we
are already working on bugs and other fixing.
As soon as the mailing lists will be working again, also your input and your bug reports will be very important, as well as for your contribution to the project.
Sorry about this black out, this was basically to say that the
project is alive and we are working.
Thank you,
marco trevisani

Sun 09 September 2001 00:26:15

Subject: Bugs report NEW mailing list
We activated a new mailing list just for bugs report.
Please subscribe it, it would hlep us to keep diveded all topics while dealing with the ....few bugs..:-) check --> CONTACTS --> mailing lists. (in the navigation bar on your left).

Mon 03 September 2001 04:07:46

Subject: Download page is active
subject says everything...:-)
Also links are -hopefully- corrects
marco trevisani

Fri 31 August 2001 18:24:07

Subject: Note on apt
The correct line to put in you /etc/apt/source.list file
(if you have DEBIAN already installed n your system
deb woody local main contrib non-free
then run
apt-get update ....
thank you
Marco Trevisani

Thu 30 August 2001 05:53:50

Subject: First ....something availabl
I don't know if it is correct to call it it is our alpha stage.
This is the first real appearance in the world for DeMuDi...
(cds after the ICMC)
It __should__ work while, in any case i would NOT NOT install this in your main disk.
Place it in another partition, if you can, or another disk and try it, play and report
bugs...(give us two days to set up the list for bug not send them to the
already existing lists, just to avoid confusion).

Other ...minor problem:
the image is 557MB

and if you use debian put in your

deb woody local

you should be able to see all thelocal pakages.

MANY THANKS to: Guenter Geiger who did a tremendous job
and to ATNET the Austrian provider who is kindly hosting the distribution

Have fun... (marco trevisani