[linux-audio-dev] GUIless friendly applications

Bill Allen ballen at mail.serve.com
Wed Nov 6 13:57:00 UTC 2002

On Wed, 6 Nov 2002, Dave Griffiths wrote:

> > "Dave Griffiths" <dave at pawfal.org> writes:
> > 
> > > Mario,
> > >
> > > Could you give some descriptions of a text based interface you would like 
> to
> > > use for realtime control of a modular synth? The building of patches seems
> > > fairly easy (via a CLI), but I'm thinking you'd want a more direct 
> control for
> > > actually playing the thing - mapping the parameters to different keys 
> maybe?
> > 
> > Let me explain.  The building of patches is what currently
> > doesnt work at all, so if a cli is easy to write for that, that 
> > would help ALOT!
> Ok, I'll have a look at doing this.
> > P.S.: The CLI is not only good for us blind people,
> > there are alot of benefits for such an interface, think
> > scripting.
> Also load/save files can simply become a list of commands for building the 
> patch. I believe this is how PD works, so maybe that has some potential too.
> dave

I think ecasound has provided a perfectly good example to follow. The
engine should be runnable as a daemon and there needs to be a real-time
control syntax. That way, any number of scripts or guis can be built for
special or general purposes.


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