[Vm-dev] Re: [squeak-dev] MIDI plugin [was: Google Summer Of Code 2010 news!!!]

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Sun Mar 7 18:24:04 UTC 2010

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On Sun, Mar 07, 2010 at 06:22:38PM +0100, St?phane Rollandin wrote:
> still, my question remains: can we at the moment have a MIDI support in 
> linux ? like, just be able to use SimpleMIDIPort ?
> AFAIK this has been missing for years.


I don't know the status of MIDIPlugin support on Linux but I can tell
you that the plugin does compile, and I think that it is distributed
as a builtin plugin in Ian's latest VM at http://squeakvm.org/unix/.

I'm afraid that I know very little about MIDI, and I don't have any
actual MIDI devices to test on (*), but if you (or someone else) are
in a position to do the testing, perhaps we can collaborate to get it
working. I think that this plugin was done originally for Windows,
so it might be necessary to do some work mapping it properly to device
names on Linux. We did something like this recently for the SerialPlugin
to make it work with USB serial devices, and I'm sure it would be
possible to do something similar for MIDI if that is the issue.


(*) Actually maybe I do have such a device, I'll have to go read the
manual and see if I can figure out what it does.

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