[alsa-devel] New release of amidicat program, connecting MIDI to stdin/out

Josh Lehan alsa at krellan.com
Thu Jun 10 09:14:47 CEST 2010

On 06/08/2010 01:02 AM, Daniel Mack wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 12:35:04AM -0700, Josh Lehan wrote:
>> Hello.  On the mailing list a few months ago, mentioned a program I had
>> written, then called "midicat".  Found out there's another product by
>> that name.  So, the new name of the program is "amidicat".  The "a"
>> prefix also clarifies that it's an ALSA program.
>> It's a program that connects the ALSA MIDI sequencer to standard input
>> and output.  Among other things, this is fun for prototyping quick MIDI
>> one-liners on the command line, such as "echo 903C7F | amidicat" to play
>> Middle C.
>> I have made a new release of the program, which is basically unchanged,
>> except for a few bug fixes (thanks to Valgrind for discovering a minor
>> memory leak).  The biggest improvement is that there's now a manual page
>> and a DocBook documentation page.
>> Here's the webpage for amidicat, if interested:
>> http://www.krellan.com/amidicat/
> Again, thanks. Any chance that any Debian maintainer reading this can
> take care for bringing this useful tool to the repositories?
> Daniel

You're welcome!

On the mailing list a while ago, Takashi Iwai mentioned it would be nice
to have in alsa-utils.

That would be a great place for it, and it would fit in well with the
other "a" tools there.

Then, all repositories would get it, not just Debian :)

Josh Lehan

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