I will simply describe here what i tried to get Rosegarden working on my
Sun platform, it means that can be similar for all strict Unix systems,
which doesn't have an Alsa capable kernel.
1) aRTs : Rosegarden plays fine .rg and .mid, i can stop and restart
but, for a reason, DCOP itself doesn't receive the "done" signal for
each note after release, and continue to play all notes simultaneously,
even i exited from the GUI.
I tried to modify all parameters i found in artswrapper, artsbuilder
(attack, decay, release, done), also in the GUI of Rosegarden (duration,
etc.), but nothing helped.
2) Actually i'm working to get Brahms working, which use also aRTS like
Rosegarden, to understand what happen exactly with DCOP : i think that
the problem is between DCOP and aRTs, or between aRTs and
rosegardensequencer, but not between DCOP and my midiport (/dev/audio),
because halting artswrapper stops the sound.
3) As ultimate way i installed Rosegarden-2.1.pl4 : it doesn't recognize
my midiport, but Timidity can and Rosegarden-2.1 works fine with an
actual version of Timidity :-D . And it looks good, since it doesn't
have all features of RG-4, and can be sufficient to only compose music
(the notes are played like an acoustic piano).
About this, and waiting that a definitive API is found (Jack, aKode,...)
for the general Unix systems, i think that a good thing should be to
have on Rosegarden-4 the same feature as RG-2, i mean the direct access
to an external softsynth, even not modular, like Timidity.
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