dropping kmidi?

Guillaume Laurent glaurent at telegraph-road.org
Wed Jun 4 22:24:13 BST 2003

On Wednesday 04 June 2003 17:31, Unai Garro Arrazola wrote:
> With the current new and cheaper hardware and lack of support
> from the kernel, a "bye-bye" to timidity means "bye-bye" to music composing
> in linux.

This is getting off topic but :

- timidity is just a make-do solution, music composing on Linux doesn't rely 
on it at all. Many Alsa-supported cards have hardware synth (the SB Live! 
being one of the most popular). If you're serious about composing, regardless 
of your platform (Linux or Windows) you *will* use such a card, and certainly 
not a software synth, be it in the kernel or not (and putting such a thing in 
the kernel would be a terrible idea). Actually if you're really serious 
you'll stream your midi to an external expender. In short : timidity is 
pretty much irrelevant.

- MIDI is a musicians tool. The typical user will hardly ever have any use for 
it. kmidi could drop from the face of the earth right now, hardly anyone 
would notice.


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