Re: Changes to the 'rumor' package

Jaromír Mikeš mira.mikes at
Mon Aug 24 20:11:18 UTC 2009

> Od: Jaromír Mikeš <mira.mikes at>

> JM> > You are right ... I have MIDI keyboard ;)
> JM> > Should I test rumor package?
> > 
> RK> Yes please, and could you also test it alongside with frescobaldi (which
> RK> suggests rumor).
> Hi,
> I tried rumor here on 64bit system... package build well here.
> "$ rumor" giving error message:
> ALSA port connection error; do it manually using `aconnect'
> But you can than normally connect your keyboard to rumor client in Jack GUI ...
> connect -> ALSA
> Than rumor reads midi input from keyboard and print it to standard output.
> Looks like this:
> d,8. c16 ~ c b ~ b d ~ d c ~ c b ~ b r r8 |
> a g f16 r a g ~ g f r8 r4 |
> r16 c'' ~ c b ~ b a ~ a r r8 <g a> ~ <g a> f16 e ~|
> e r g8 f16 e ~ e r g8 f16 e r8 a |
> g16 f ~ f r r4 r2 |
> r8 <g, b c> ~ <g b c>16 r b <g c> ~ <g c> r <g b c>8 ~ <g b c>8. r16 |
> r4 r16 <c, e f> ~ <c e f>8 ~ <c e f>16 r r8 r4 |
> I didn't  tried it with frescobaldi coz it's dependencies asking a lot of KDE
> packages and I am using Gnome.
> I tried use it with Lilypond but didn't found how get them work together.
> Has rumor some print to file option?
> Anyway everything seems work as expected if I can say. ( I am not using notation
> software) 
> Let me know if you need some more tests.

I guess you are using KDE so you can probably run rumor with --kbd option.
Rumor than using your standard keyboard as MIDI keyboard and you can test frescobaldi on your system.


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