[haiku-bugs] Re: [Haiku] #9920: BSynth upgrade

  • From: "Pete" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:46:58 -0000

#9920: BSynth upgrade
   Reporter:  Pete           |      Owner:  korli
       Type:  enhancement    |     Status:  new
   Priority:  normal         |  Milestone:  R1
  Component:  Kits/Midi Kit  |    Version:  R1/alpha4.1
 Resolution:                 |   Keywords:
 Blocked By:                 |   Blocking:
Has a Patch:  1              |   Platform:  All

Comment (by Pete):

 Sorry I wasn't around during your earlier postings, but there are still a
 few points arising.

 I think the time to retire big_synth.sy is ''now''.  It is a horribly
 inappropriate name now that we're using soundfonts rather than Headspace
 files.  And with /boot/system/data/synth being PM, the only way it could
 appear there is via the current timgmsoundfont.hpkg.  That can be updated
 in a hurry. I suppose big_synth.sy could be left there just in case
 anybody is using the current package, but the synth should first look for
 /boot/system/data/synth/synth.sf2.  I'd prefer to dump it right now, and
 let affected users install a revised package.

 I would somewhat prefer to have a subdirectory 'synth' in settings, as I
 think it's clearer to the user.  Also it would provide a home for any
 future settings we might think of.  Maybe "synth.sf2" is specific enough,

 Why do you prefer B_USER_SETTINGS_DIRECTORY over
 B_SYSTEM_SETTINGS_DIRECTORY?  I rather considered the system default
 soundfont to belong in the latter.  Would be good, actually, to have both,
 I guess (thinking ahead to multi-user, or even if the user wanted to
 replace the default temporarily, without messing with the system link).

Ticket URL: <https://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/9920#comment:15>
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