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

Simone Cuttlefish simonecuttlefish at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 5 19:11:59 PDT 2008

Hi Kris - nice to hear from you again :)

At the moment this is a very "manual" build - I would truly LOVE to get it 
to build from ports, but as there were a bunch of customised 
./configure --with_BLAH options, and so many standard port options to 
override (on two ports), I just went CVS and manual build on this one.

This is not the end of this PBI though. Timidity has a truckloads of very 
cool features, like midi to wav, flac etc output, aRts output, sequencer in, 
network midi server etc. And of COURSE the spectacular and beautiful Xaw3d 
interface is currently broken in ports... sigh ...., so I want to keep 
updating this over time as time permits. This will also mean a bunch of 
custom scripts to make the most common and really useful features available 
from GUI utils (kdialog), alternative sound samples, tons of stuff ... in 
the fullness of time ......  :) Seeing it properly integrated into KDE would 
be a major win  as well.

This is all in the future (PC-BSD 7?).

I'm already looking into the build server option (after your pointer), and I 
believe in time, I will be able to get this to build "just right" from the 
ports tree. But for now - it's a manual jobbie - not a burning hastle, as 
timidity development really has slowed.

Who knows - I may even tell people it has .kar Karaoke support one day 

From: "Kris Moore" <kris at pcbsd.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 11:53 PM
To: "Simone Cuttlefish" <simonecuttlefish at hotmail.com>
Cc: "PBI Test" <pbi-dev at lists.pcbsd.org>
Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Pbi-dev] New PBI to test

> 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 BSD.
> 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:
> http://www.pcbsd.org/content/view/45/30/
> http://pbibuild.pcbsd.org/index.php?sort=date&ver=6
> 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
> http://www.pcbsd.com

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