[CM] Re: Cmdist digest, Vol 1 #1310 - 2 msgs

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky znmeb at cesmail.net
Sun, 20 Jan 2008 14:42:21 -0800

Bill Schottstaedt wrote:
>> 4. I've loaded CM on my XO -- it's rather tricky because you have to mix 
>> Planet CCRMA, OLPC, Fedora and Fedora Updates to get all the 
>> dependencies resolved. I'm using the SBCL version. I haven't attempted 
>> to do anything yet -- I just got the install to work yesterday! 
> I think CM is either Scheme or Common Lisp based; the Ruby version of
> CLM is embedded in Snd, or you can get it by itself by loading sndlib into Ruby.

The CM in the repositories uses SBCL and I think another version of 
Common Lisp. I didn't see a Scheme version, although I have used the 
Scheme versions before on regular machines.

The XO has a very small native filesystem. It's about 1 GB and something 
like 35 percent of that is full out of the box. It also does not have 
Perl or GCC out of the box, and the kernel is not either a standard 
Fedora kernel or the low-latency kernel that Planet CCRMA has. It's a 
kernel specifically designed for the hardware in the XO.

I don't have the details on the sound chip on the XO handy. But the 
software built in is rather impressive. There's a piano roll type 
sequencer and a synth builder GUI, in addition to the core CSound and 
some kid-friendly music applications. It can also do some DSP on 
waveforms captured with the built-in microphone. It's a real nice machine.
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