[linux-audio-user] Rewrite sfxload for native ALSA

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Wed Dec 3 06:01:28 EST 2003

At Mon, 1 Dec 2003 19:27:34 +1000,
Mark Constable wrote:
> > Robert Jonsson wrote in answer to Eduardo Guerrero:
> > The SB-Live soundcard has built in synth capabilities but no internal 
> > sounds. You have to load a soundfont with the utility sfxload (available 
> > in the aweutils package). This also implies that you need to setup 
> > OSS-compatibility support in ALSA since the awe utils use that.
> I anyone aware of ANY non-OSS tool to load soundfonts into
> an SBlive card ?

no.  it's a long-long-standing item in my TODO list.

> If not, would anyone be interested in looking in to how to
> rewrite sfxload so it, at least, uses the native ALSA API ?

i'll start writing it once after ALSA 1.0.0 is released and i'm back
from vacation.

but one thing i should mention.  even if sfxload is rewritten to an
ALSA native app, the function wouldn't be changed much.  the only
change is that the new one will use ALSA native hwdep device instead
of OSS's device.  that's all.  a major merit would be that you don't
need to build OSS sequencer emulation (and its setup), though.


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