[Vm-dev] Re: [SqueakAudio] external midi devices

Brad Fuller brad at bradfuller.com
Sat Apr 28 18:05:24 UTC 2007

Andrew Dabrowski wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm brand new to Squeak.  I know that midi files can be played using the
> built in synth, but is there a way to play them with an external synth?
> I'm using Ubuntu Linux.  Does Squeak see the Alsa midi ports?  Would
> Jack help?
There is no jack plugin, that I've seen.
Florian write an ALSA Midi port, which is in the OLPC branch:

I don't know what the thinking is of getting this moved to the main unix 
VM. I don't know if it even works. Florian might know (copied).

I've posted this to the VM mailing list. Maybe someone knows the 
thinking about the plugin and also the strategy of moving the OLPC work 
to main.


> I've tried using the ScorePlayer class, with openMIDIPort: 20 (the port
> number of my synth as it shows up in alsa), but I get a "Primitive
> failed" error message when I try to play something.

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