--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -32,70 +32,84 @@
   examples/trivial_sampler_qt_gui.cpp -- a very simple Qt GUI for
   the above
-  fluidsynth-dssi/ -- an example DSSI implementation of FluidSynth,
-  with a GTK+ GUI
-To build the example code you will need:
+In order to install the development files (dssi.h and dssi.pc)
+needed to compile DSSI applications, you only need the following:
-  ALSA 0.9/1.0.x
+  pkgconfig with PKG_CONFIG_PATH set appropriately
+  ALSA 0.9/1.0.x (or libdssialsacompat: see
+      http://home.jps.net/~musound)
+To build the included host and plugins, you will also need:
   liblo-0.12 or above: http://www.plugin.org.uk/liblo/
   libsndfile: http://www.mega-nerd.com/libsndfile/
   libsamplerate: http://www.mega-nerd.com/SRC/
-  pkgconfig with PKG_CONFIG_PATH set appropriately to pick up liblo
 To build the less_trivial_synth and trivial_sampler Qt GUIs, you
 will need:
   Qt 3
-To build the fluidsynth-dssi plugin and GUI, you will need:
-  FluidSynth 1.0.3 or newer (libraries, headers, and source code)
-  GTK+ 1.2.x
+Note that because DSSI itself is just an API, it is possible to use
+DSSI applications (say, Rosegarden with Xsynth-DSSI) without any of
+the hosts or plugins contained in this DSSI distribution.
+Furthermore, to compile DSSI applications, only the DSSI development
+files (dssi.h and dssi.pc) are needed. OS distribution maintainers
+are urged to keep these dependencies in mind when packaging DSSI,
+and not make their `dssi-devel' package dependent on JACK or Qt, for
-Run "make" from the top-level directory.  There is no configure script.
+DSSI can be installed using the usual autoconf/automake `./configure
+&& make && make install' procedure.  See the included file INSTALL
+for generic installation instructions.
-You will need to ensure PKG_CONFIG_PATH is set correctly to locate the
-liblo.pc pkgconfig file.  You may also need to set the QTDIR and/or
-QTINCDIR variables, and FLUID for the location of the Fluidsynth
-sources if you want to build fluidsynth-dssi.  (FLUID should not be a
-relative path, and you _must_ build against the same version of
-fluidsynth as you have the library for installed.)
+You will need to ensure PKG_CONFIG_PATH is set correctly to locate
+the pkgconfig files for ALSA or libdssialsacompat, liblo, JACK,
+sndfile, and samplerate.  You may also need to set the QTDIR and/or
+QTINCDIR variables to point to your Qt installation.  If you do not
+have any of these, any DSSI programs or plugins dependent on them
+will not be built.
-For example, to build on Debian with my local fluidsynth source
-installation I use
+For example, to build on Debian I use:
-  FLUID=`pwd`/../fluidsynth-1.0.4-2 QTDIR=/usr QTINCDIR=/usr/include/qt3 make
+  $ QTDIR=/usr
+  $ QTINCDIR=/usr/include/qt3
+  $ PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/lib/pkgconfig
+  $ ./configure
+  $ make && make check
 After compiling, optionally test the host and example plugins (see
-below) and then run "make install" from the top-level directory to
+below) and then run `make install' from the top-level directory to
 install the dssi header, dssi.pc pkgconfig file, and the host and
 examples.  The default install prefix is /usr/local.
-The quickest test (provided you've carried out the "make install"
-step) is just to run "trivial_sampler" or "fluidsynth-dssi", which
-should have been installed in your $PREFIX/bin.  Provided JACK is
-running, these should simply start up a standalone sampler/synth with
-a GUI window.  If these both work, pretty much everything else should.
+The quickest test (provided your system has all the required
+software, you've done `make install', and JACK is running) is just
+to run `less_trivial_synth' or `trivial_sampler', which should have
+been installed in your $PREFIX/bin.  These should simply start up a
+standalone sampler/synth with a GUI window.  If these both work,
+pretty much everything else should.
 Here's a more descriptive test:
-Make sure JACK is running.  cd to ./examples and run:
+Assuming you've built the host and plugins, installed them to
+/usr/local, and JACK is running, you may run:
-  $ export DSSI_PATH=`pwd`
-  $ ../jack-dssi-host/jack-dssi-host less_trivial_synth.so
+  $ export DSSI_PATH=/usr/local/lib/dssi
+  $ /usr/local/bin/jack-dssi-host less_trivial_synth.so
 A synth GUI should pop up, with an ALSA sequencer input and JACK
 output (connected by default to the first alsa_pcm out).  If you
@@ -113,15 +127,14 @@
 input from ALSA, control changes from the GUI and audio out to JACK.
 You may also run multiple synth instances simultaneously with this
-host.  If you have built both the examples and FluidSynth-DSSI, and
-installed them to /usr/local, you may run:
   $ export DSSI_PATH=/usr/local/lib/dssi
   $ export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin     # if it's not there already
-  $ jack-dssi-host -2 less_trivial_synth.so -3 fluidsynth-dssi.so
+  $ jack-dssi-host -2 less_trivial_synth.so -3 trivial_sampler.so
 This will create two less_trivial_synth instances and three
-FluidSynth-DSSI instances.  Note that the instances are assigned
+trivial_sampler instances.  Note that the instances are assigned
 consecutive MIDI channels, and their outputs are spread across all
 of the available JACK physical outputs.
@@ -137,9 +150,6 @@
 copyright attribution and license information.  See the source files
 for details.
-FluidSynth-DSSI is provided under the GNU General Public License.  See
-fluidsynth-dssi/COPYING for details.
 Licensing for the files in the examples directory may vary: please
 check the individual files for details.  Most of them are in the
 public domain, which means you can use them for anything you want.