kmidi state of the onion
neil at qualityassistant.com
Sat Aug 16 21:54:51 BST 2003
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On Saturday August 16, 2003 01:49, Russell Miller wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 16, 2003 at 01:41:04PM -0700, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > I don't see an -iA here. Timidity 2.11.3, FreeBSD 4.8.
> > Available interfaces (-i option):
> > -in ncurses interface
> > -iT vt100 interface
> > -id dumb interface
> > -ir remote interface
> > Supported dynamic load interfaces (/usr/local/lib/timidity):
> > -ia /usr/local/lib/timidity/interface_a.so
> > Surely you don't mean the -ia Xaw interface? :-) If you mean -ir,
> > doesnt' that expose a port to the whole world?
> -iA is the alsa sequencer client. You must be using an old version of
2.11.3 is the latest version.
ALSA is the key there. If kmidi is removed and replaced with a dependency
on ALSA, then everyone not running Linux (you know, the L in ALSA) loses
Further, Linux users not running the as-yet-unreleased Linux 2.6 get shut
out too. That will be the first version that ships ALSA.
> That said, yes, I do mean ir, and the "opening a port"
> argument is a red herring. That's what firewalls are for, and most
> distributions (of any OS) worth their salt have a built in firewall.
I don't think it's a good idea for KDE to open a port and leave it to
someone else to clean up the mess. Using some sort of authentication
cookie would be nice here.
Neil Stevens - neil at qualityassistant.com
"I'll believe it when I see it." -- George Walker Bush
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