[linux-audio-dev] Libs for reading/writing midis
pedro.lopez.cabanillas at gmail.com
Sat Aug 6 17:31:13 UTC 2005
> > rosegarden and muse's source it seems there's always app specifics
> > intertwined.
> Sure, *because* there wasn't a standard midifile library around in the
> first place, they all hacked it into the program directly, therefore it is
> intertwined :-).
No. The first release date of Thompson's library is unknown, but at some
places in the sources there is a notice saying: "June, 1989 - Added code to
write midi files...".
The old Xaw-based Rosegarden was born in 1994. The new Rosegarden4 development
started in 2001, and Muse did in 1999.
Why nobody uses this library is unknown for me. There is a copy of it in
alsa-lib package , added in 1999 according with the CVS history. It is
used for tests, but the MIDI player and recorder programs in alsa-utils don't
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