CSound server questions

victor Victor.Lazzarini at nuim.ie
Thu Aug 28 12:31:35 EDT 2008


I'd just like to correct, for the record, that the Csound 5
project leader, of which I am part,  is and has always been
John ffitch. I am the fedora package maintainer for the
olpcsound subset (and I'lll probably pick up the full Csound5
package too). John has also done a substantial work in
setting up the subset build.

We would welcome, very much, Barry's input in
Csound 5 development, if he'd like to be involved.

Victor

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Gettys" <jg at laptop.org>
To: "John Maloney" <jmaloney at media.mit.edu>
Cc: <Victor.Lazzarini at nuim.ie>; <devel at lists.laptop.org>; "Chris Ball" 
<cjb at laptop.org>; "C. Scott Ananian" <cscott at cscott.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2008 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: CSound server questions


> John,
>
> We cannot use code from Barry since he tends to work by himself, his
> code is unmaintainable except by him and its licensing has also been
> somewhat questionable at times, though the licening problems may have
> been addressed..  Were he to be run over by a truck (God forbid!), we'd
> be in a complete pickle.
>
> The community CSound, that Victor leads, is widely used and supported by
> a large community of people.
>
> Previous objections of "CSound bloat" (by things like the public csound
> using the TK/TCL internally to the CSound library) have been addressed
> by Victor, who now has (at configure time) a version of CSound5 built
> out of the same source pool that drops those dependencies.
>
> You can be sure that *anything* that runs on the CSound lite we run on
> OLPC will run on the public full CSound used in the music community; it
> is an *exact* subset of the full CSound used by everyone except Barry.
>
> So we are also in a very much better compatibility situation than using
> Barry's version.
>
> Hope this explanation helps.
>                         - Jim
>
>
> On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 06:42 -0400, John Maloney wrote:
>> Thanks for the info.
>>
>> I had the impression that Barry Vercoe was working on a new, light-
>> weight CsoundServer. Is that not true?
>>
>> -- John
>>
>> On Aug 27, 2008, at 5:15 AM, Victor.Lazzarini at nuim.ie wrote:
>> > There is no CsoundServer anymore; we use Csound as a library
>> > through its API. If anyone wants some help on how to use it, to
>> > play MIDI or anything else, he/she can talk to me, privately or
>> > on this list. I'm away to ICMC at the moment, so replies might
>> > be slow. But I'll give as much help as I can.
>> >
>> > Regards
>> >
>> > Victor
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org>
>> > Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 11:35 pm
>> > Subject: Re: CSound server questions
>> > To: "C. Scott Ananian" <cscott at cscott.net>
>> > Cc: John Maloney <jmaloney at media.mit.edu>, devel at lists.laptop.org
>> >
>> > > Hi,
>> > >
>> > >    > Did you ever get a satisfactory answer to your
>> > > questions?  I think
>> > >    > Pippy contains the best examples of using csound
>> > > to play sounds --
>> > >    > is that right, Chris?
>> > >
>> > > Well, I'd say that TamTam does.  :)  But yes, Pippy
>> > > does some basic
>> > > synthesis using sinewaves and music files with csound.
>> > >
>> > > - Chris.
>> > > --
>> > > Chris Ball   <cjb at laptop.org>
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> Jim Gettys <jg at laptop.org>
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