Project policies

Notices about smaller or greater development advancements will go to the aqualung-friends mailing list. This list should serve as the primary forum of development discussion, as well as user support. If you have a question regarding the compilation or usage of Aqualung, please join the list and ask there. Please check the User's Manual before posting, and try to avoid asking trivial usage questions. We will discuss new features and design decisions there as well, and you are hereby invited to take part in this process. Finally, if you have patches, they should be sent to the list as well. If not accepted immediately, your contribution will be discussed in an open way.

Please note that we have no resources to deal with out-of-band support requests. This means that we will most likely not respond to private mail concerning common questions or other issues that should have been sent to the list. Also, mail sent by non-subscribers to the list is discarded unconditionally.

Auto-generated notifications of SVN commits (with diffs) are sent to the aqualung-svn mailing list. Subscribe to this list only if you would like to receive detailed information about each commit made to the source repository. The list is read-only, please do not post anything.

Bugs should be reported primarily to our bugtracker. Feel free to add your feature requests there as well (use the appropriate category). You can also report bugs directly to the mailing list, but the preferred way is to use the bugtracker. If you are not sure if you found a real bug, feel free to write to the list prior to filing a bugreport. But it's OK to report a non-bug into the bugtracker, so don't be too shy.

Linux Audio Developers

Announcements of major advancements of Aqualung development will be CC-ed to the Linux Audio Developers, the Linux Audio Users and the Linux Audio Announce mailing lists.

Legal stuff

Aqualung is Copyright © 2004-2014 by Tom Szilagyi.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


In ascending time order of getting involved with Aqualung:

Core design, engineering & programming: Tom Szilagyi
Skin support, look & feel, GUI hacks: Peter Szilagyi
Programming, GUI engineering: Tomasz Maka
OpenBSD compatibility, metadata tweaks: Jeremy Evans
Miscellaneous, minimalism: Jamie Heilman

Anyone can become a developer. If you keep sending good patches to the mailing list, sooner or later Tom will offer SVN write access.

Notable contributors

In no particular order:

Transition to FLAC API 8; several patches Maarten Maathuis
PulseAudio support Hong Jen Yee (PCMan)

We are happy to give due credit and recognition to everyone who contributed significantly to Aqualung's ideas, features, stability, or has found, reported & fixed existing bugs. If you think you (or someone else) should be mentioned in the above list, please contact Tom privately in email.


In no particular order:

Chinese (simplified): Yinghua Wang
Czech: Pavel Fric
Dutch: Ivo van Poorten
French: Julien Lavergne
Louis Opter
German: Wolfgang Stöggl
Hungarian: Peter Szilagyi
Italian: Michele Petrecca
Japanese: Norihiro Yoneda
Polish: Robert Wojewódzki
Russian: Alexander Ilyashov
Vladimir Smolyar
Spanish: Jorge Andrés Alvarez Oré
Swedish: Niklas 'Nixon' Grahn
Ukrainian: Sergiy Niskorodov
Vladimir Smolyar

New translations for any language are happily accepted at any time. Read the file po/README in the source distribution for instructions on how to create and update language files.


Logo, icon and artwork: Maja Kocon
→ Visit her site featuring all Aqualung-related icons.

Thank you all!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to Aqualung's development, be it patches, comments, suggestions, bugreports, feature requests, etc. You may not even realize that your letter asking for help with compilation/usage/etc. gave us ideas to make Aqualung "Software That Sucks Less™". Thanks to everyone who downloaded and tried the program.