Debian Multimedia Distribution started
August 1st, 2001
The Debian Multimedia Distribution (DeMuDi) project is an effort to build a Linux distribution for the purpose of multimedia work. The Debian GNU/Linux distribution already contains the tools for building and maintaining such a distribution and will serve as the basis for this distribution. Current Linux distributions either target web applications and services or on desktop machines. Multimedia and specifically multimedia production capabilities have only recently been well integrated into the Linux kernel.
Currently, people who are interested in using the power of Linux to do multimedia and artistic work must compile programs on their own and face issues such as incompatible interfaces, availability of hardware drivers and several other related issues, lowering to a considerable amount artistic productivity.
The Debian Multimedia Distribution tries to overcome these problems by providing a customized distribution specifically for this kind of user. The package list contains prepackaged programs chosen by DeMuDi that the user can easily install onto his system to have a fully-functional multimedia workspace. Many packages targeted for integration into DeMuDi are already packaged and part of the Debian distribution.
DeMuDi is supported by the following organizations: