[gmpi] Re: Generalized Music Plugin Interface list is now onl ine

  • From: Martijn Sipkema <m.j.w.sipkema@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 15:09:06 +0100

> This brings up an interesting question: Does "support control I/O"=20
> imply that the actual MIDI protocol should be used in the API?
> Since the MMA is in on this, one might think it would imply that, but=20
> even so, MIDI is a *wire* protocol. I think having (most of) the MIDI=20
> *feature set* in a new API would be cleaner, more effective and=20
> easier to support for plugins and hosts alike.

I MIDI would be supported using the MIDI protocol (byte stream, but
preferably timestamped) this would guarantee that it is compatible
with MIDI.

A standard utility library with parser could prevent unnecessary code

> (I'm strongly opposed to using wrapped MIDI messages for several=20
> reasons. Ask if you want the full list. ;-)

What exactly do you mean with wrapped MIDI messages? passing
struct { unsigned char[3] }?


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