Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby datajake1999 » 2019-1-13 @ 08:36

What are some of your favorite features that I added?
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby DragonSlayer » 2019-1-13 @ 23:52

@datajake1999: Do you have a Linux version planned? Munt has a Linux version and since your project is based on Munt, I though it might not be too difficult to do a port to Linux. I'm sure there would be many people such as myself that would appreciate a way of running this great synth on Linux.

As most people here probably already know, Windows is chock full of spyware that funnels personal information back to Microsoft and the various 3 letter government agencies. It also has many other various insecurities/vulnerabilities and I've almost had enough of it. This is why I'm currently assessing what I would lose by switching to Linux exclusively and I would sure hate to lose this awesome synth.
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby schlang » 2019-1-13 @ 23:56

you are so anti-windows it's almost edgy
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby digger » 2019-1-14 @ 00:40

schlang wrote:you are so anti-windows it's almost edgy


Actually, much of the recent antagonism is due to the excessive "phone home" stuff in Windows 10 in particular. And that is understandable.

Speaking for myself, Linux is simply a personal preference. Many (if not most) people in this forum are tinkerers and Linux is quite a suitable OS for tinkerers. Windows and macOS, not so much.

Anyway, I'm grateful to the author for having released the source code for this, and I hope some C++ savvy Linux tinkerers will be willing to take a stab at porting this thing to Linux. :)
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby DragonSlayer » 2019-1-14 @ 03:19

@schlang: I'm not anti-Windows. I'm anti privacy invasion and I'm also anti corporate-assisted government spying. Both of which, Microsoft have been discovered to have been guilty of doing and are currently, at this very moment, guilty of doing. There is a huge difference.

Also as Digger kindly pointed out, Linux is extremely tweakable and puts you in control of your computer instead of the reverse scenario.

It may surprise you to know that I'm a relative newcomer to Linux. I did not come to Linux because I thought it was the best operating system to ever hit the scene (which it may well be). I came to Linux firstly because I was forced, kicking and screaming, from the Windows operating system which I've used and loved/hated almost since the day of its inception.

I am being forced to leave Windows, not for technical reasons, but because the Microsoft corporation has proven again and again and again that it can not be trusted with my private information. They will do anything for money including selling your private information to the highest bidder, whether that be another corporation or the U.S. government.

With Linux being open source and peer reviewed, it is nearly impossible to hide back-doors or other nefarious code without someone spotting it, reporting it, and more importantly, removing it. When you use Windows, you are using a black box that you have very little control over and have very little idea of its true inner workings.

Anyway, I'll just leave it at that. It is not my intention to hijack this thread with a battle of the operating systems. It was merely my intention to ascertain whether or not this most excellent OPL3 Synthesizer would ever have a snowball's chance of ever getting a much desired and much needed port to the Linux operating system.
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Re: Windows, Doom, Apogee OPL3 Synthesizer.

Postby jason89 » 2019-1-17 @ 08:52

Of course you are right, for more information check my profile)
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