Watch & Listen project hosting request

Justin Gallardo gallardj at
Sat May 5 14:28:41 EDT 2007

1. Project name: Watch & Listen
2. Existing website, if any:
3. One-line description: A media player built on top of the open
source helix media engine.

4. Longer description: This activity was written by the Open Source
Lab in conjunction with members of the Helix team to provide a strong
multimedia experience on the XO. Currently, Watch & Listen can play
over a dozen types of media, including Ogg and Theora.

5. URLs of similar projects: N/A

6. Committer list
   Please list the maintainer (lead developer) as the first entry. Only list
   developers who need to be given accounts so that they can commit to your
   project's code repository, or push their own. There is no need to list
   non-committer developers.

      Username   Full name             SSH2 key URL                    E-mail
      --------          ---------             ------------
   #1 jirwin         Justin Gallardo Attached to email        jirwin at

   If any developers don't have their SSH2 keys on the web, please attach them
   to the application e-mail.

7. Preferred development model

   [X] Central tree. Every developer can push his changes directly to the
       project's git tree. This is the standard model that will be familiar to
       CVS and Subversion users, and that tends to work well for most projects.

   [ ] Maintainer-owned tree. Every developer creates his own git tree, or
       multiple git trees. He periodically asks the maintainer to look at one
       or more of these trees, and merge changes into the maintainer-owned,
       "main" tree. This is the model used by the Linux kernel, and is
       well-suited to projects wishing to maintain a tighter control on code
       entering the main tree.

   If you choose the maintainer-owned tree model, but wish to set up some
   shared trees where all of your project's committers can commit directly,
   as might be the case with a "discussion" tree, or a tree for an individual
   feature, you may send us such a request by e-mail, and we will set up the
   tree for you.

8. Set up a project mailing list:

   [ ] Yes, named after our project name
   [ ] Yes, named ______________________
   [X] No

   When your project is just getting off the ground, we suggest you eschew
   a separate mailing list and instead keep discussion about your project
   on the main OLPC development list. This will give you more input and
   potentially attract more developers to your project; when the volume of
   messages related to your project reaches some critical mass, we can
   trivially create a separate mailing list for you.

   If you need multiple lists, let us know. We discourage having many
   mailing lists for smaller projects, as this tends to
   stunt the growth of your project community. You can always add more lists

9. Commit notifications

   [ ] Notification of commits to the main tree should be e-mailed to the list
       we chose to create above
   [X] A separate mailing list, <projectname>-git, should be created for commit
   [ ] No commit notifications, please

10. Vhost setup

   [ ] Yes, set up a vhost for the domain _____________ pointing to our
       project website.

   [X] No, we don't have a project domain, or don't want to use one. We'll
       use the website address.

11. Shell accounts

   As a general rule, we don't provide shell accounts to developers unless
   there's a demonstrated need. If you have one, please explain here, and
   list the usernames of the committers above needing shell access.

12. Notes/comments:

   We have also been asked to host the activity(which includes binary
codecs) with OLPC. What is the best way to go about this as well?

Justin Gallardo
Open Source Lab
OLPC/Helix Developer
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