[PC-BSD Pbi-dev] New PBI to test

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Aug 5 06:53:32 PDT 2008

Simone Cuttlefish wrote:
> Thanks billions - the free hoster was RUBBISH!
> ftp://dev.pcbsd.org/PCBSD-timidity1.0-PV0.1.pbi now uploaded - crap midi 
> files are now happening : )
> It can also play .kar Karaoke files from terminal
> PCBSD-timidity -in /path/to/kar/file
> but I "forgot" to mention that anywhere as Karaoke is an abomination and 
> should NEVER be encouraged :)
> If you get a chance to test it I'd be really happy to get some feedback:
> http://forums.pcbsd.org/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=12002&p=73909
> Thanks SO much for the info about the upload server.
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Silver Salonen" <silver.salonen at gmail.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 5:33 PM
> To: <pbi-dev at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Cc: "Simone Cuttlefish" <simonecuttlefish at hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Pbi-dev] New PBI to test
>> Hello.
>> Actually there's PC-BSD-hosted server for that too. See this thread:
>> http://forums.pcbsd.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9000
>> --
>> Silver
>> On Tuesday 05 August 2008 10:23, Simone Cuttlefish wrote:
>>> OK - Ignore that - I found a free hoster (euch)
>>> Posting download address at forums now - sorry about that.
>>> From: Simone Cuttlefish
>>> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 3:13 PM
>>> To: pbi-dev pcbsd
>>> Subject: [PC-BSD Pbi-dev] New PBI to test
>>> Hi - I've made a Custom compiled version of the timidity++ package for
>> PC-BSD. This allows midi playback from GUI or terminal (no midi device
>> required)
>>>   1.. PBI installer
>>>   2.. Does NOT need /dev/sequencer to function - plays directly as wave 
>>> out
>> so will work on any supported soundcard regardless of midi functionality 
>> in
>>>   3.. Does NOT interfere with ports/packages version (100% dual install
>> compatible - renamed executable "PCBSD-timidity")
>>>   4.. Konsole based ncurses interface AND GTK GUI
>>>   5.. Custom documentation including command line reference
>>>   6.. Instructions for KDE embedding: double click a midi file and it 
>>> opens
>>>   7.. It's own configured sample/patch set (eawpats)
>>>   8.. DEMO icons for instant testing/joy
>>> My service provider is tight and I don't have an upload spot (big enough)
>> for testing.
>>> Can I put it somewhere for testing/appraisal?
>>> Thanks - I've been absent from PC-BSD for a long time now
>>> Steve Blevin

Great to see you back Steve!!

I've tested it here, and it looks and sounds great! This should be a 
very useful PBI, since I know that Midi support has long been lacking on 

Is this PBI you built able to be created as a build-server module by any 
chance? If it was created from the FreeBSD ports tree, we could convert 
it to a module and then our build-server can rebuild the PBI 
automatically whenever the timidity port gets updated. The advantage of 
doing this, is that you won't need to manually maintain the PBI, rather 
we'll be able to monitor its progress and automatically roll out new 
versions for PC-BSD 1.5, 7.x, and amd64 builds.

Here's some more information about this:


If you would like to do this, we can help you convert it to a module 
configuration, and then I can set you up with SVN access to update / 
maintain the PBI as well if you like. Let me know what you think!


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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