Some time ago I wrote a note about VSTi on Linux. Today I tried to run FL Studio with WINE and... it works almost ;) perfectly! I'm really impressed. Now almost all VSTi plugins works seamlessly and even external plugins can be used, i.e. my favourite Superwave P8 :) I think it might be an issue with registration of full version copy but at least there are some cracks working. It's good to see the real audio software run on Linux. WINE developers, you've done an amazing job. Thank you!
debian/controlfile which appeared in dpkg last time. Wow. The YADA supported Home-Page field many years ago. YADA is very different that other Debian packaging helpers. Most important is that no Makefile have to be edited at all. This is the strongest and the weakest point of the YADA. People loves it or hate it. Some people even have a vendetta against YADA. Other people find the tool is very simple. Well, I think the YADA is some kind of prosthesis for native Debian packaging system, but even this prototype is much better than any Makefile-based aids just because I don't need to edit any Makefile. YADA had a black PR and much of bad FUD. There was opinion that it violates Debian policy, it is problematic for NMUs and security updates and maintaining of Debian patches is very difficult. This tool is very powerful and has some pitfalls but it doesn't mean it is evil by design. I really don't know how to make i.e. the iceape-l10n package without using YADA and its macro engine. It have to be more complicated and with much redundancy for metainformations. I think I could switch from YADA to another packaging tool, but please... Just create it! :)