Linked by AndrewZ on Mon 14th Jun 2010 13:40 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Andrew Hudson, whose recent article on BFS over at ARSTechnica intrigued us, shares with us some thoughts on the state of apps on Haiku. It turns out there are several repositories with a vast array of applications ready-to-go for your new Haiku install.
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MIDI is now working
by AndrewZ on Mon 14th Jun 2010 15:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Promiscuous? SHAG?"
AndrewZ
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2005-11-15

After this article was submitted we got MIDI working.
From Terminal:

cd /boot/system/data/synth
wget http://ocmnet.com/saxguru/TimGM6mb.sf2
ln -s TimGM6mb.sf2 big_synth.sy

This means CL-Amp plays MIDI, Sequitur now works, and internal app MidiPlayer works!

This is an exciting time to be working on Haiku. There is so much happening.

Edited 2010-06-14 15:37 UTC

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RE: MIDI is now working
by vodoomoth on Mon 14th Jun 2010 15:47 in reply to "MIDI is now working"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

Just what I was interested in. I'm planning an ambitious project, a high-quality music notation editor inspired both by the likes of Sibelius and by the 90s trackers (Scream, Fast, Impulse,...). I intend to do it either in Java or in C++.

But I was wondering MIDI and audio output on Haiku. What's the current stance of Haiku regarding Java? Will a JVM be ported or is it just not on the to-do list? Maybe even the want-to-do list...

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RE[2]: MIDI is now working
by Elv13 on Mon 14th Jun 2010 16:12 in reply to "RE: MIDI is now working"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Starting a GUI Java apps now don't seem a good idea to me. Not that Awt+Swig is that bad, but the future is not really bright for it. Oracle don't care that much about native GUI apps. Even if they have some, JSP and JavaFX is higher on their priority list. If I had to start a project now, I would pick Qt and C++. The ecosystem is alive and improving, and with MeeGo, Symbian, WinMo and possibly more soon, it is the toolkit of choice to develop smartphone apps, so it is not going to die soon.

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RE: MIDI is now working
by David on Mon 14th Jun 2010 15:55 in reply to "MIDI is now working"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

I'll make the update.

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