[PD] midiout broken

günter geiger geiger at xdv.org
Sun Nov 13 21:06:02 CET 2005

On Sun, 13 Nov 2005, Jamie Bullock wrote:
> I just checked devel (0.38.4 devel 2) on my machine, and that's exactly
> what it does. Try to use midiout, and you get:
> 	putmidibyte not implemented, please report as a bug
> I have just submitted it as a bug report for devel, should it be
> submitted for 'official' as well?

FYI the ALSA midi code was contributed by Pablo Martin, I put the
warning into the sys_putmidibyte() function, because, as Miller says
it seemed to be a pain to implement this function correctly.

Anyhow, steve implemented the function.

Well, so far the history, see


for more. Anyhow if you want to submit a bug report, please do it against
the latest version, in this case it would have been important because the code
changed and noone is probably going to fix 0.38 devel anymore.

Get the latest version of pd from

or the latest from the CVS for the devel branch.



> Jamie
> On Sat, 2005-11-12 at 12:34 -0800, Miller Puckette wrote:
> > I'm not sure what to do about this...  I patched the ALSA MIDI support from
> > the "devel" version and can't tell, looking at the CVS log, who wrote it.
> > It looks like alsa's MIDI implementation is wrong-headed (insists that
> > outgoing MIDI be formatted by the application) and would be a pain to
> > work around to get midiout to work correctly.
> >
> > Probably the thing I should do right now is to print out a warning message
> > about it when people try to use it...
> >
> > cheers
> > Miller
> >
> >
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