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PipeWire and Linux audio hackfest

Edinburgh, Scotland, date 29th to 31st of October, 2018

Primary contact: Christian F.K. Schaller <ChristianSchaller>
Secondary contact: Arun Raghavan <ArunRaghavan>
Third contact: Wim Taymans <WimTaymans>

Relevant GNOME team

GNOME teams: Pipewire, GStreamer, Totem, Control Center, PulseAudio, Jack

Description

Pipewire has now reached a level where it contains basic support for running both PulseAudio and Jack applications. That said there is a still a large slew of issues and details to hammer out, not to mention a lot of code to write before we can cross the finish line here. The meeting will include Wim Taymans presenting on and demoing how far along Pipewire is, especially the Jack and PulseAudio emulation parts and discussions about what are the requirements we feel are needed before we can say that Pipewire does provide a viable drop in replacement for Jack and PulseAudio.

Agenda, goals

  • map out exactly what is needed to have Pipewire provide a unified architecture for Video and Audio and not provide (ideally) any regressions for PA and Jack based applications. The answer here might include keep using the current PA and Jack implementations for certain usecases and just outputting to Pipewire.
  • Based on those requirements create a todo list
  • Figure out who is interested in working on the todo list items
  • if time allows start working on them during the hackfest.

Timeline

  • Date1: attendees arrive
  • Date2: plan work
  • Date3-4: do work

Sponsors

Attendees

We need core developers from PulseAudio and Jack communities to attend, possibly also Bluetooth developers and people from projects such as GNOME control center and GStreamer.

Name

Relevant contribution/aim

Arrives on

Departs on

Staying at

Wim Taymans

Creator of PipeWire

TBD

TBD

Chez Wanda

Arun Raghavan

Core PulseAudio developer

TBD

TBD

Chez Wanda

Christian Schaller

Enabler

RBD

TBD

Chez Wanda

Bastien Nocera

Desktop integration

Saturday 26th, evening

Thursday 1st, morning

Filipe Coelho

JACK

TBD

TBD

Tanu Kaskinen

PulseAudio

TBD

TBD

Nirbheek Chauhan

GStreamer

TBD

TBD

Nicolas Dufresne

GStreamer

TBD

TBD

Costs

(!) <list of costs like venue, hotel, etc>

How to get there

(!) <main means to get to the city and to the venue: plane, train, car>

  • Train
  • Bus
  • Taxi

From Europe

  • Fly to Edinburgh airport

From faraway places

  • Fly to Edinburgh airport

Accommodation and food

We are currently looking at hub by Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre (Rose Street) as our primary lodging option.

Previous discussions, organization threads, drafts, relevant links, etc

In terms of time and venue options losely discussed so far includes doing it around the GStreamer Conference (25-26 October 2018 ยท Edinburgh, Scotland). Another option is doing it as a completely standalone event in Malaga, Spain sometime in September, October or November. Other options are also possible, but we most likely end up doing it in Europe somewhere to keep travel costs down since most relevant devs are in Europe.

Reports

  • blog.gnome.org/rupertmonkey/whatidid
  • blog.gnome.org/wandafish/myblogpost
  • mail.gnome.org/archives/project-list/0001.html

Hackfests/PipeWire2018 (last edited 2018-08-14 18:45:43 by ChristianSchaller)