Call for testing: emu10kx driver for Creative sound cards

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Tue May 30 00:47:35 PDT 2006

Quoting "Conrad J. Sabatier" <conrads at> (from Mon, 29 May 2006  
17:42:44 -0500):

> On Tue, 23 May 2006 10:36:29 +0400, "Yuriy Tsibizov"
> <Yuriy.Tsibizov at> wrote:
>> > > This driver can replace emu10k1 driver. Older version of this
>> > > driver was available from ports (audio/emu10kx).
>> >
>> > [snipped for brevity ]
>> >
>> > Talk about uncanny timing!  I've been thinking of replacing my
>> > soundcard for a while now.  This looks pretty exciting, especially
>> > the MIDI support.
>> "evennewermidi" patch needs someone to take care about it - it was
>> not updated for two years!
> Yes, I wish I understood device driver programming better (i.e., better
> than "not at all" :-).  I would gladly volunteer to take this over.

I committed the midi patches to -current. What about jumping into the  
cold water and "just start"? If you don't know where to start:
  - have a look at what the guys over at provide (midi docs)
  - have a look what FreeBSD is able to do
  - make a list what it does wrong or not at all
  - have a look at how the current code handles the existing functionality
  - try to fix wrong parts
  - try to implement missing parts

A lot of this does not depend upon knowledge of device driver  
programming, but it depends upon people with interest in MIDI and  
MIDI-equipment. I don't have much knowledge about MIDI, I don't have  
MIDI equipment, and I don't know much about the internals of the midi  
code, but I can help finding solutions to a problem.

> I've got a nice Yamaha synth (keyboard) sitting here just gathering
> dust since I quit using Windows altogether (used to use it with
> Cakewalk).  I considered switching over to one of the Linux distros just
> to be able to make use of it, but I just can't bring myself to part
> with my beloved FreeBSD.  :-)

I think this is a nice reason to just start and "play around" with  
what we have currently, don't you think? :-)


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