Xenoage Software info at xenoage.com
Sat May 19 00:14:57 PDT 2007


I just want to say hello, too :-)

My Name is Andi Wenger, I come from Munich/Germany and at the moment I'm 
studying computer sciences and I'm working on a commercial music 
notation application.
I tried to find information about Java Sound on the web, and there is a 
lot (thanks to the jsresources website), but there is nearly no 
information about the future plans for Java Sound. So my question is: Is 
Java Sound dead (up to now :-))?

I heard, that Florian Bomers was the last and only developer of Java 
Sound. Florian, are you still working at Sun? Or is there any 
professional at Sun (exclusively) working on Java Sound at the moment - 
or is it now an exclusive OpenJDK project? I do not mean bug fixes - I 
mean new features, performance improvements and more open source code. 
The point is, I do not want to use a dead library. For example, I want 
to use sf2 soundbanks one time (not immediately, but there must be the 
perspective that it can be added later), and I want full MIDI support on 
all OSs, including MacOS! OpenJDK is great, and I try to help where I 
can, but I also think Sun must seriously support Java Sound further.

I'm glad to hear, that not as much code is proprietary Beatnik code.
Florian, do you know how much of the MIDI code is affected? I think for 
example, that Java Sound must support other soundfonts like sf2 in the 
future, while only Beatnik soundbanks are supported at the moment (for 
which a commercial editor is needed). At the moment this seems to be a 
lot of code, according to what I found in the web.

Thanks for the information!


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