[MacPorts] #52992: fluid-soundfont: add new sound fonts

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Wed Dec 14 17:46:44 CET 2016

#52992: fluid-soundfont: add new sound fonts
  Reporter:  mojca                               |      Owner:  RJVB
      Type:  submission                          |     Status:  new
  Priority:  Normal                              |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports                               |    Version:
Resolution:                                      |   Keywords:
      Port:  fluid-soundfont-gm_gs fluid-        |
  soundfont-gu_gs                                |

Comment (by mojca):

 Replying to [comment:13 RJVB]:
 > I'm fine with a separate port for the complete GeneralUser soundfont.
 I'd publish them both at the same time though.

 Fine with me.

 > YMMV, but I find it gives much better sound quality in general than the
 soundfonts Debian provides.

 I have no clue what Debian provides, so this doesn't help me in any way :)

 > I also forgot most of the details of what I did already :-/ but I had a
 look at my own TiMidity port. I cannot see any patch or configuration
 option to have it expect its config file under ${prefix}/share/timidity so
 for now I *presume* that's the default. We'll take that bridge when we get
 to it.

 It seems to use `/opt/local/share/timidity/timidity.cfg` here. I didn't
 test anything else.

 > Yes. The only suggestion I have would have (which would speak for
 publishing both ports at once) is to integrate with the `port select`

 What would be the options? If we use `port select`, then I don't
 understand what happens if none is selected. If we are talking about
 selecting the font for TiMidity, we could create a port `timidity-config
 +freepats [+]fluid` that would only install a single configuration file.

 > I see that I have a symlink `000Default.sf2` in my soundfont directory
 which allows applications that use alphanumeric sorting of a selection of
 soundfont files to pick up a specific one as the preferred soundfont.

 I don't understand what this does and how it works.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/52992#comment:14>
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