1. First email
On 18 August 2004 (01:24 AM) my first mail to Fred Gleason, my first mail about Rivendell :
After your email last evening, I downloaded the Rivendell source files and started my tests.
I didn’t experience serious problems to compile libradio and rivendell tools. I can send you some of my notes about it (a bad version of gpio.h into libradio, etc ..). Rivendell was installed successfull yesterday evening (it was late). I configured mysql and continued the test this evening. Few small
problems, no serious ones. Some of the error messages don’t give enough information. But with the sources .. and strace, I found the solutions (/var/snd is harcoded into rdlibrary for instance .. and I believed it was read in to rd.conf. I can send you my notes.
The jack support seems to work fine .. but rdlibrary stays silenced and rdairplay crashs at start (I’ve got the gdb trace if you want). I suppose that I have a configuration problem with the internal card/port settings (audio port ?). I didn’t find into rdadmin menus to edit the audio ports (like the
website screenshot). I found related sources (something about matrixes, etc ..). What can be the solution ?
I noted that the sound formats are wav and mp3 .. we work with flac and ogg (but the music library is still mostly in mp3). I looked quickly the code about the audio format (RWaveFile, rdimport, etc ..). But I didn’t find a TODO or planned features in the web site. Do you think about a flac and ogg support ?
Rivendell seems to be a nice application. It’s a great work. What’s its story ? Did you find contributors since the license change ? I didn’t find details of the development activities (cvs repository, mailing-lists, etc ..).
Thanks so much for your work.
2. First sound
After 3 days, a first sound in Rivendell :
3. First debian package release
On 24 August 2004, the Rivendell debian package is created.
4. First live with Rivendell
On 8 September 2004, Rivendell is on air for 10 days :