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

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Wed Dec 14 18:33:58 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 RJVB):

 Replying to [comment:14 mojca]:

 > > 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

 The ones from your current port, which are the soundfonts Debian provide
 in their fluid-soundfont package :)

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

 Same here.

 > 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.

 Just like with other ports the selection mechanism would allow to select a
 default soundfont from among the installed soundfonts, in such a way that
 you can get the soundfont you want in all situations. I think qsynth was
 the reason I created the symlink: it take a soundfont path, and then seems
 to use the file in there that comes first in standard alphanumeric

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

 I'm not thinking very straight today, is the explanation above clearer?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/52992#comment:15>
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