[PlanetCCRMA] linux-port of OpenMusic

anders.vinjar at bek.no anders.vinjar at bek.no
Mon Oct 28 12:13:40 PDT 2013

Hi all.

Ive been working on a linux-port of IRCAMs OpenMusic lately, and think
its approaching a useful state now.

I would very much appreciate it if some of the brave ones out there did
some testing and sent me feedback:


The tarball you'll find there includes the OM-6.7 image, source code, a
README and the various resources it uses (.so's, libs, fonts, icons,
help-files, tutorials, other).

This beta is not prepared to be installed anywhere, only to be run from
inside the directory where you unpack it (type ./OM_6.7_beta_4 ... ).
Plan is to make an installable version once the dust settles some.

Theres one thing which needs installing to work however, the music-fonts
used in the various editors and factories etc.  Theres an .rpm here:


- which hopefully takes care of the fonts (theyre also available for
manual install in the tarball).  The .rpm installs them (4 .ttf-files)
inside its own folder /usr/share/fonts/omfonts/*

The present version uses JACK for audio + midi I/O, and will try to
start a JACK server if its not already running.

To get any sound from the usual midi-ports, the linux-port uses
libfluidsynth, and attempts to load one of the standard soundfonts into
it.  However you should be able to route midi-output to any client you
prefer (with jack-midi support).

Thanks for any feedback.



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