[PD] State of dssi/plugin support on Linux (Ubuntu 12.04)

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Sun Apr 7 06:15:55 CEST 2013

On 04/07/2013 12:08 AM, Ivica Ico Bukvic wrote:
> All,
> I did some digging around existing plugin solutions for fluidsynth and 
> other synths on Linux and so far had no luck. pluginhost~ segfaults as 
> soon as it is loaded (help patch does). Removing ":hexter" from the 
> [pluginhost~ hexter.so:hexter 2] fixes this but one cannot open any of 
> the guis (they all either do not do anything or eventually crash pd. 
> The old fluid~ is gone, nowhere to be found, so is dssi~. It is 
> possible that this problem stems from some weird configuration on my 
> system but before I try digging in that direction, just wanted to see 
> what everyone else's thoughts were on this one. The problem btw 
> manifests both on local build of pd-extended and pd-l2ork. Not sure 
> about vanilla...
To add to this, jack-dssi-host fluidsynth-dssi.so works perfectly fine. 
In pd/pd-l2ork when creating [pluginhost~ fluidsynth-dssi.so] works 
(creates 3 outlets and reports no errors) but trying to open the gui 
does nothing. I do get a warning about DSSI path not set, but its 
defaults are correct (and the external finds the .so file fine). Trying 
something like [pluginhost~ calf.so:Reverb] (or reverb) or any other 
legitimate combo that uses ":<plugin>" crashes pd immediately. Has 
anyone else had any luck with it or has any alternatives?

Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A
Composition, Music Technology
Director, DISIS Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio
Director, L2Ork Linux Laptop Orchestra
Head, ICAT IMPACT Studio
Virginia Tech
Department of Music
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0240
(540) 231-6139
(540) 231-5034 (fax)

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