[linux-audio-user] various softs and AMD64

carmen _ at whats-your.name
Wed Feb 21 14:35:22 EST 2007

On Wed Feb 21, 2007 at 09:05:55AM -0500, Dave Phillips wrote:
> Greetings:
> I was wondering if anyone has successfully used ChucK in a 64-bit environment. I can build the app without any 
> complaints from the compiler, but it segfaults whenever I try running a script. Also, the TAPESTREA program doesn't 
> work x86_64, the GUI appears but no elements are usable. They do look nice though. :)


"ChucK/Audicle/miniAudicle do not yet support 64-bit.  It should be okay, 
however, if you run 32-bit executables.  We are hoping to make it 64-bit 
compatible someday soon."

i believe we'll see compatiblity sooner rather than later, given that they have a real team focused on their projects. unlike the author of SC who got sucked into one of the 2 talent blackholes in the valley (Apple, the other being Google)..

> I built and employed the JUCE library, it's the business behind the popular Tracktion  (Win/Mac only, afaik). I 
> successfully built and tested Kjetil's latest Mammut with it, and I must say that it's a very attractive GUI. Beats 
> the tar out of the old GTK1 look. Some changes to the JUCE sources were needed, Jules knows about them, so 
> hopefully the lib will soon compile for 64-bits out of the box.
> SuperCollider's sclang seems to be an utterly lost cause for pure 64-bit environments. I've set up a chroot to try 
> running sclang from within that space, but I've yet to put together a complete development environment in the 
> chroot (I need to compile sclang there). What a PITA.

i cant find any info on how hsc/ssc/supyrcollider compares on a feature/performance level with SCLang itself. mainly im too lazy to set up the chroot to know what i should be comparing against (and learn haskell, python, and scheme)..

> I built and tested some of the code from the EnergyXT2 site, including a couple "native Linux VSTs" (the CMT 
> Bitcrusher and the Destroy FX Transverb). I could instantiate them within EnergyXT2, but no GUIs appeared. Btw, it 
> seems that the EnergyXT2 devels have been working on a port of Steinberg's vstgui, it might be worth looking into. 
> I'd be more interested in pursuing tests with the program, but my enthusiasm is tempered by the lack of source 

wake me up when eXT doesnt require a chroot, can load LADSPAs and LV2, doesnt crash when connecting to jack, and you can properly open audio files, including FLACs, and has an OSC API to control its playback/sequencing engine :) then i'd think about spending the money ... although i'd prefer to paypal donate to a GPL project with similar specs..

> code. :(
> Sun has released an AMD64-happy JDK 1.5, which I've been using to run various Java-based music and sound apps. Not 
> surprisingly, they work nicely. I've tested MEAPsoft, ImproVisor, and a few other useful apps, and I plan to see 
> what can be done with jMusic and Phil Burk's jSyn environment. Btw, jCollider worked well with SC3, but I'm loathe 
> to learn Java. Nothing against it, I'm just too busy to learn another language.
> I tried to build transcode yesterday, I want to convert some AVI files to DVD format. Alas, building the required 
> mjpegtools failed, and I wasn't up to chasing down the cause (more unhappiness with 64-bits, I'm sure). Anyone have 
> a better method for this project, maybe one that doesn't require transcode ?

transcode and mjpegtools are installed here (maybe mencoder uses them?). i didnt do anythign special other than emerge them some time ago. in /usr/portage/media-video/mjpegtools/files i notice 

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1015 2006-08-28 17:36 mjpegtools-1.8.0-as-needed.patch
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1092 2006-11-19 13:06 mjpegtools-1.8.0-fix-lav2mpeg.patch
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  420 2005-12-19 05:19 mjpegtools-1.8.0-gcc41.patch
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2473 2006-11-19 12:22 mjpegtools-1.8.0-lavrec-memleak.patch
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1186 2006-07-30 07:42 mjpegtools-1.8.0-libquicktime.patch
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1539 2006-11-20 08:02 mjpegtools-1.8.0-no-jpeg-mmx.patch
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2163 2006-02-05 18:47 mjpegtools-1.8.0-parallelmake.patch
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  423 2006-08-25 08:21 mjpegtools-1.8.0-pkg-config.patch

maybe one of those is responsible for making it compile..

> Okay, peace out, ciao for now.
> Best,
> dp

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