Andrew Dabrowski wrote:
I'm brand new to Squeak. I know that midi files can be played using the built in synth, but is there a way to play them with an external synth?
I'm using Ubuntu Linux. Does Squeak see the Alsa midi ports? Would Jack help?
There is no jack plugin, that I've seen. Florian write an ALSA Midi port, which is in the OLPC branch: http://squeakvm.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/branches/olpc/platforms/unix/plugins...
I don't know what the thinking is of getting this moved to the main unix VM. I don't know if it even works. Florian might know (copied).
I've posted this to the VM mailing list. Maybe someone knows the thinking about the plugin and also the strategy of moving the OLPC work to main.
I've tried using the ScorePlayer class, with openMIDIPort: 20 (the port number of my synth as it shows up in alsa), but I get a "Primitive failed" error message when I try to play something.