[PlanetCCRMA] slv2-examples

Orcan Ogetbil oget.fedora at gmail.com
Sun May 31 13:23:36 PDT 2009

On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 8:19 AM, Martin Tarenskeen wrote:
> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 03:33:08AM -0400, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
>> I got co-maintainership on these packages and I just updated them all
>> on F-10 and F-11. They will be in the testing repo for about two
>> weeks. Please report issues if you encounter any.
>> And as a bonus, I packaged xsynth-dssi
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=503263
> Hi Orcan,
> I just found a strange bug (?) in whysynth (compiled by myself from
> upstream sources), and the same bug is also present in xsynth and
> wsynth.
> Not many people will notice it. These synths can save and load
> their synth patches in an ASCII text file. This makes the files sort of
> human-readable, unlike SysEx files that are in binary format.
> But now I found that the system language can influence the way floating
> point numbers are written to the file. For example 1.2345 would be
> 1,2345 on my own Dutch fedora system.
> This is no problem if I only load patches that I have saved myself on
> the same system. But it is a problem if I try to load patchbanks created
> by others, like the example patchbanks that come with the whysynth
> distribution.
> As a workaround on the commandline I clear the LANG environment
> variable:
> # unset LANG
> before starting whysynth. This fixes the problem.
> Is there a more elegant solution ?
> I have also reported this bug to the original author of whysynth.
> I have attached a diff that shows the difference between the "String
> Thingy" patch from whysynth when saved on an English and a Dutch
> language system.

Eh... I'm really ignorant when it comes to locale/layout variant
thingies. I always used the US layout even before I moved to US to
avoid such issues. Recently, I switched to dvorak (which I recommend
to eveyone now). It is perfect for typing but it misbehaves when I use
a virtual MIDI keyboard, such as jack-keyboard or vkeybd.

I'm sorry I can't provide much help with this.  But I think it should
be reported to dssi itself, not to a particular synth plugin.


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