[LAU] Yoshimi Command Line Interface (fwd)

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Sun Nov 4 22:59:38 UTC 2018

Sharing the below in case some of you are in a position  to help them test 
this   interface.

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Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2018 22:53:21 +0000
From: Will Godfrey <willgodfrey at musically.me.uk>
To: linux-audio-user at lists.linuxaudio.org
Subject: [LAU] Yoshimi Command Line Interface

Our formal command line access is now almost complete. There are just a few
remaining areas to be improved. The latest push has seen all the synth engine
controls completed. We're not *quite* ready for a release, but would very much
like people to try things out. We are actively looking for problems and
inconsistencies between the CLI and GUI.

Bank and root management have some naming and adjustment controls missing, and
the effects parameters are not done - the effects themselves are, and so are
effect presets. These were done quite a long time ago, and are being reviewed.

The final missing piece in the jigsaw is copy/paste. This is an interesting
one. I've a feeling that once the basic structure is organised, it will just
slot into place like MIDI-learn, and reading limits/defaults did.

There is likely to be some shuffling to get the most user-friendly command and
parameter names. There is a huge amount of name duplication. Although this is
convenient for developers and for the GUI, it makes it harder for CLI users to
follow. We've already changed some of these to synonyms - and indeed also made
some of the GUI names more relevant - but based on user feedback they may
change again.

There is now an extremely comprehensive and context sensitive help system in
place. Typing '?' will give you the command information relative to your
current context, but you can get any other context usually with just the first
two or three letters, so while in the Part context '? sub' will show all the
SubSynth commands, and '? li' will show all the dynamic settings that can be
listed - such as what instruments are in the current bank.

As usual the source code for the current 'master' is available from either:

Will J Godfrey
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