Not sure which algorithm for checsums yet, I'd like to pick something fast. Also I think file size could be enough for VSTs and SF2, as usually there are not so many of same name  identical size. But for samples I think its better to use checksums, as you could have many similar drumkits for example, and there could be conflicts.

Best regards
Mike C.

On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 2:10 PM, Chrissy McManus <chrissy.mc.1@hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
I like the idea of a checksum, as it will be unique, I wonder what tool windows users will 
have to do this with or could 1 be shipped with LMMS?

anyway heres an example of using sha1sum on linux:-

mikobuntu@mikobuntu-Aspire-5332:~$ echo | sha1sum ~/vst/argotlunar.dll 
c4890a187c8367e6106c5e46967a0d8eb919672e  /home/mikobuntu/vst/argotlunar.dll

hth Mikobuntu

> BTW I was looking that in project files, there is usually absolute path
> stored for sf2 or samples, if they are opened from custom locations.
> Maybe those could use ame xml configuration file, if this will be working
> well for VSTs ? In that case I think there could be some hash or checksum
> instead of plain file size .
> Best regards
> -Mike

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