[linux-audio-dev] RFC: Disposable Soft Synth Interface

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Apr 30 18:13:15 UTC 2004

On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 06:18:35 +0200, Tim Goetze wrote:
> [Steve Harris]
> >On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 12:32:14 +0200, Tim Goetze wrote:
> >> i'm not too intimate with liblo/OSC, so sorry for asking an RTFM
> >> question: does OSC provide some sort of alternative, textual
> >> representation of configuration options?
> >
> >I dont think I understand the question, but you can do something like:
> >
> ># lo_send /DSSI/id/configure ss "load" "myfile.dat"
> >
> >for example, or the equvalent in SC, Pd, python etc.
> OK, this makes things a little clearer. i'm still looking for ways to
> do without the GUI, so the question becomes: are the contents of
> "myfile.dat" in a plugin-specific format or is it supposed to be a
> common format -- something like a simple list of key<->value pairings
> as passed to configure()? and are DSSI plugins supposed to come with
> a sample commented "myfile.dat" or alternatively a data sheet
> explaining configuration options?

Everything that goes over configure() is/can be prietary to the plugin, it
would be up to the plugin author wether they documented or not.

The only requirement is that data is passed that way do that the host can
restore the state reliably.

- Steve

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