From: Steve Merrony <steve@me...> - 2007-12-09 08:48:15
Thanks again for your suggestions. The present 'state of play' regarding
GENPO 0.9.6 is:
* UbuntuStudio (based on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn) works fine.
* Debian Etch works fine.
* STG 2.0 (based on Debian Etch) works fine.
* Debian Sarge has a problem with the ALSA libraries.
GENPO-0.9.6 midiThread.cpp has a call
which does not exist in Debian Sarge's ALSA. In Sarge ALSA there is a routine
(seq.h) called SND_SEQ_PORT_TYPE_SYNTH
but it operates differently than the 'SYNTHESIZER' one above in the later
ALSA. That is my guess as to the problem.
If I have to live with Sarge (STG 1.5) not working with the latest GENPO it is
no big deal - just inconvenient. The ALSA change between Sarge and Etch has
been causing me grief on many fronts. It certainly broke alot of fine
software that worked under the old ALSA and is not yet available (if it ever
will be) for the new.
I do like the new features of the latest GENPO. I especially like it that it
works with old .org and .sf2 files.