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* fixed and expanded initial test cases

1 Home
2 ====
3 You can always find the latest version of libgig at:
4 http://stud.hs-heilbronn.de/~cschoene/projects/libgig/
6 Content
7 =======
8 libgig actually consists of three parts:
10 - RIFF classes (RIFF.h, RIFF.cpp): Provides convenient methods to parse and
11 access arbitrary RIFF files.
12 - DLS classes (DLS.h, DLS.cpp): They're using the RIFF classes to parse
13 DLS (Downloadable Sounds) Level 1 and 2
14 files and provide abstract access to the
15 data.
16 - gig classes (gig.h, gig.cpp): These are based on the DLS classes and
17 provide the necessary extensions for
18 the Gigasampler file format.
20 Beside the actual library there are four example applications:
22 gigdump: Demo app that prints out the content of a .gig file.
23 gigextract: Extracts samples from a .gig file.
24 dlsdump: Demo app that prints out the content of a DLS file.
25 rifftree: Tool that prints out the RIFF tree of an arbitrary RIFF
26 file.
28 Since version 3.0.0 libgig also provides write support, that is for
29 creating modifying .gig, DLS and RIFF files.
31 Requirements
32 ============
33 POSIX systems (e.g. Linux, OS X):
34 ---------------------------------
36 You need at least to have libtool installed to be able to build the
37 library with "./configure && make".
39 Additionally you need to have either libaudiofile (>= 0.2.3) or
40 libsndfile (>= 1.0.2) installed which is mandatory to be able to compile
41 the 'gigextract' example application. But of course 'gigextract' is still
42 just an example application, so it would make sense to compile it only if
43 one of those libraries are available. That would remove that hard
44 dependency to those two libs. But that's not a priority for me now.
45 Note: for Windows systems only libsndfile is available.
47 If you want to regenerate all autotools build files (that is configure,
48 Makefile.in, etc.) then you need to have automake (>= 1.5) and autoconf
49 installed.
51 Non-POSIX systems (e.g. Windows):
52 ---------------------------------
54 If you don't have a POSIX system, you have to set 'POSIX' to '0' in RIFF.h.
55 Instead of using POSIX calls then standard C calls will be used for file
56 access. This applies e.g. to Windows systems. I would appreciate if
57 somebody sends me his MS Visual Studio / .NET, Borland C++ Builder or
58 Apple XCode project file! This might help others to conveniently compile
59 libgig on those platforms as well.
61 Compiling
62 =========
63 You can either compile the sources and install the library directly on
64 your system or you can create Redhat or Debian packages.
66 a) Compiling and installing directly
68 Call './configure && make' on the console to compile the library, all
69 tools and demo applications, documentation and install them with
70 'make install'. The latter has to be called as root.
72 If you are compiling from CVS you have to call 'make -f Makefile.cvs'
73 to generate all autotools build files before calling
74 './configure && make'.
76 You can use 'make distclean' and probably 'make -f Makefile.cvs clean'
77 to clean up everything again. The latter will also delete all automatic
78 generated autools build files.
80 b) Creating Debian packages
82 Use 'dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b' to compile and create the Debian
83 packages. This will generate 3 Debian packages:
85 libgig: Contains the shared library files.
86 libgig-dev: Contains the header files and documentation for building
87 applications using libgig.
88 gigtools: Contains the tools and demo applications.
90 You can use 'fakeroot debian/rules clean' to clean up everything again.
92 c) Creating Redhat packages
94 You need to have the rpmbuild tool installed and properly configured to
95 create RPM packages. To create the RPM packages do the following:
97 * Get .spec file generated by ./configure and edit it as appropriate.
99 * Copy the source tarball to "/usr/src/<rpmdir>/SOURCES" directory,
100 where <rpmdir> is dependent to the system you are using. For SuSE
101 <rmpdir> will be "packages", for Mandrake <rpmdir> is "RPM" and for
102 Redhat / Fedora <rpmdir> always equals "redhat".
104 * Build the rpm(s) by invoking 'rpmbuild -bb <specfile>' from the
105 command line.
107 On success, the resulting rpm(s) can usually be found under the proper
108 "/usr/src/<rpmdir>/RPMS/<arch>" directory.
110 Test Cases
111 ==========
112 The libgig sources come with a tiny console application which allows to
113 automatically test libgig's functions on your system. This test
114 application is not compiled by default, you have to compile it explicitly
115 with the following commands on the console (cppunit has to be installed):
117 cd src/testcases
118 make libgigtests
120 and then run the test application from the same directory with:
122 ./libgigtests
124 License
125 =======
126 libgig and its tools are released under the GNU General Public License.
128 API Documentation
129 =================
130 If you have Doxygen installed you can generate the API documentation by
131 running 'make docs' in the sources' top level directory. The API
132 documentation will be generated in the 'doc' subdirectory.
134 Patches
135 =======
136 If you have bug fixes or improvements, your patches are always welcome!
137 Send them either directly to me or to the LinuxSampler developer's mailing
138 list <linuxsampler-devel@lists.sourceforge.net>.
140 Bugs
141 ====
142 Please use http://bugs.linuxsampler.org to check and report possible bugs.
143 You might also try to run the "Test Cases" coming with libgig (see above),
144 especially in case you are running on an odd system.
146 Credits
147 =======
148 The initial library was based on the reverse engineering effort of
149 Paul Kellett and Ruben van Royen. We owe current support for the quite new
150 Gigasampler v3 format to Andreas Persson. Please also have a look at the
151 ChangeLog for all those who contributed. Thanks to all of you for your
152 great work!
154 Christian Schoenebeck <cuse@users.sourceforge.net>

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