FINAL PROJECT: Free Software synthesizer implementation for the OpenJDK project
kalli at midverk.is
Mon Aug 4 18:56:58 PDT 2008
Here is a brief status report on the Gervill Synthesizer
which is hereby submitted as a final project for the OpenJDK challenge.
At the May 30,  Gervill Synthesizer was released as part
of OpenJDK 6 b10. And this meant the SMNP was only
encumbrances left. And at that same time IcedTea project
had already incorporated Gervill. 
On June 19 it was reported that IcedTea project has passed
the Java Test Compatibility Kit (TCK) and that
meant it behaved just like any Java 6 implementation. 
And Gervill Synthesizer was one of key elements
to enable IcedTea pass the TCK.
Gervill Synthesizer was also in the highlight at the JavaOne 2008,
when it was shown how easy it was to use Gervill at the JFugue Talk .
There was shown that having the SoundFont support enabled
playing Midi Files in High Quality using High Quality Soundfont.
At the Midi.Org web forumn it was noticed that Gervill Synthesizer
is the "only" or one of few synthesizer known to fully response
to all MIDI Tuning messages. 
Currently an updated version of Gervill will be released
as part of OpenJDK 6 b12. 
Access to source code, tests, change log, documentation is available
at the Gervill Project Homepage:
Communication regarding this project can be found at following mailing lists:
 Java is finally Free and Open - http://blog.softwhere.org/archives/196
 JavaOne 2008, TS-5263, Jamming with Java Technology: Making Music with JFugue and JFrets - http://developers.sun.com/learning/javaoneonline/j1sessn.jsp?sessn=TS-5263&yr=2008&track=coolstuff
 MIDI.org Web Forum › General Boards › MIDI Technology › misleading midi tuning specifications? - http://www.midi.org/cgi-local/forum/forum.pl?b-T_help/m-1203665116/s-all/
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