#3 MIDI/Configure dialog; control of MIDI connections

closed-fixed
Steve Merrony
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2006-08-16
2006-08-01
Gregory D. Weber
No

The MIDI menu's Configuration command opens up a
dialog box which shows "OK" and "Cancel" buttons and
nothing else. Presumably it is meant to OK or cancel
_something_.

As it is, when GENPO starts running it tries to
connect itself to every MIDI input and output port.
That's okay for default behavior, but I think it is
better to allow the users to inhibit this and manage
the connections for themselves, either using the
MIDI/Configuration command (if that's what it's
supposed to do) or using external programs such as
aconnect or qjackctl.

Some users, for example, might want to connect two
keyboards, one to GENPO and another to a different
synthesizer, for a duet between the organ and another
instrument, or maybe two different organs, each
running in a separate GENPO process with a different
SoundFont.)

Discussion

  • Steve Merrony
    Steve Merrony
    2006-08-15

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    Hmm - as you might have guessed, the Config menu option is
    just a placeholder at present.

    I always use kaconnect to fiddle around with the connections
    if required.

    How would you feel if I just got rid of this menu option
    altogether?

     
  • Steve Merrony
    Steve Merrony
    2006-08-15

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    Getting rid of it would be fine, or if you have future plans
    for it, you could disable it from the menu. Just knowing
    that it's a "placeholder" is helpful.

    I don't have kaconnect, but I can do something similar with
    qjackctl's MIDI connection window. For some reason I had
    the impression that after disconnecting GENPO from various
    inputs and outputs, it would reconnect itself immediately --
    but on trying again, I find this is not the case. So, the
    fact that it initially connects itself to every available
    MIDI port is not really a problem for me, now that I
    understand this.

     
  • Steve Merrony
    Steve Merrony
    2006-08-16

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    As discussed, this option is removed in the next release.

    (Have also purged some never-to-be-used code for other menu
    options.)

     
  • Steve Merrony
    Steve Merrony
    2006-08-16

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