[Vm-dev] Sound is working on 64-bit Linux now

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Apr 28 10:23:07 UTC 2009

On 28.04.2009, at 12:13, David T. Lewis wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 09:32:55AM +0200, Jos? L. Redrejo Rodr?guez  
> wrote:
>> El lun, 27-04-2009 a las 17:09 -0400, David T. Lewis escribi??:
>>> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 08:49:41PM +0200, Jos? L. Redrejo Rodr? 
>>> guez wrote:
>>>> El lun, 27-04-2009 a las 19:29 +0200, Bert Freudenberg escribi??:
>>>>> You also need to regenerate the src/plugins/SoundPlugin.c file  
>>>>> after
>>>>> applying the SoundPlugin-64bit-dtl.1.cs changeset.
>>>> Thanks Bert, I  had missed that. Now it works perfectly, I'm  
>>>> sending
>>>> this email from an amd64 Lenny installation where Squeak sounds!!
>>> Great, thanks for trying the patches.
>>>> Thanks very much David for your work, this has been an issue for  
>>>> a long
>>>> time.
>>>> The same problem is still there with RomePlugin and  
>>>> GstreamerPlugin,
>>>> both used in the eToys image. It would be great if you could also  
>>>> take a
>>>> look at them. I'll fill a bug in mantis for them if that's better  
>>>> to
>>>> track the problem.
>>> Yes, it would be helpful if you can open Mantis bugs for these also.
>>> I am not really familiar with these two plugins, but I will be happy
>>> to take a look at them and see if I can get them working on 64-bit
>>> systems.
>> I've filled http://bugs.squeak.org/view.php?id=7344 for the Rome  
>> plugin.
>> That one is really easy to reproduce.
>> I'll do more tests with gstreamer to document its fail as good as
>> possible.
> Thanks.
> One more follow-up question concerning sound: Is the SoundCodecPlugin
> important for you on 64-bit Linux? This is used Klatt (Speaker default
> say: 'hello'). The plugin is separate from SoundPlugin, and it has not
> been updated for 64-bit systems. For example, if you evaluate
> "Speaker manWithEditor" and then put the editor in the trash, the VM
> will crash on a 64-bit platform. Is this important for EToys?

Since there is no Etoys tile interface to the speech synthesis, the  
Etoys image currently does not include the Speech classes. So it's not  
urgent for us, though it would be a nice future addition.

- Bert -

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