[aur-general] Delete request: fluidr3
Rashif Ray Rahman
schiv at archlinux.org
Thu Feb 27 11:11:18 EST 2014
On 27 February 2014 21:30, Maxime Gauduin <alucryd at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
No, don't bother with that. I simply wanted to point out that someone
could continue maintaining the sfark-compressed version without
fearing deletion (whatever name it has/will have). Most distributions
use the musescore source, and the change is significant enough, so
there's no further issue there.
GPG/PGP ID: C0711BF1
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