[aur-general] Delete request: fluidr3
alucryd at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 10:30:57 EST 2014
On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 4:07 PM, Rashif Ray Rahman <schiv at archlinux.org>wrote:
> On 23 February 2014 05:02, Maxime Gauduin <alucryd at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 10:16 PM, Jerome Leclanche <adys.wh at gmail.com
> >> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/fluidr3/
> >> Appears to be the same packaged data as
> >> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/soundfont-fluid/ except it doesn't
> >> build properly. Note: I might be wrong on this, but I can't figure out
> >> how to make it build.
> >> J. Leclanche
> > I haven't tried building the fluidr3 package recently, but that sfark
> > format is a pain in the neck anyway. The fluidr3 soundfont from
> > soundfont-fluid doesn't use that and comes with changes from the
> > guys, so it's actucally a more up-to-date version of the original fluidr3
> > by hammersound. I'll merge fluidr3 into soundfont-fluid. Thx.
> Sfark decompression became a non-issue early last year.  The
> upstream author made contact, and sfarkxtc is maintained by a known
> (at least to me) member of the Linux audio community. 
> A sfark-compressed soundfont is still helpful for people with slow
> Internet connections; 72 MB from 124 MB is a 42%, 52 MB reduction!
> That's an extra 13 minutes and a dollar (or even more) for some.
> Fair enough.
> In conclusion, soundfont-fluid is a better package name, but the
> original fluidr3 that existed in the AUR and depended on a
> decompressor is (since Feb 2013) not obsoleted by musescore's changes
> -- unless they're actually critical to be worth the extra megs.
> Here is the changelog from MuseScore (BlissSam: which BTW is shipped in
the archive, along with the original ReadMe from Hammersound):
"Missing note (#94) added to Violin and range extended to G7 (MIDI#103) for
compatibility with MuseScore 2"
Anyone not using the Violin font or MuseScore may argue that the changes
aren't critical enough.
>  http://melodymachine.com/sfark-linux-mac
>  https://github.com/raboof/sfarkxtc
> GPG/PGP ID: C0711BF1
I'd rather stick with the version from MuseScore, but yeah, bandwitdth is
not a problem here and as you pointed out, I understand if people would
like to have separate packages. How about soundfont-fluid for the original
soundfont from hammersound and soundfont-fluid-musescore for the modified
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