Ship mscore / fluid-soundfont in Hardy?

Toby Smithe tsmithe at
Wed Mar 12 16:54:58 GMT 2008

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:27 AM, D. Michael McIntyre
<michael.mcintyre at> wrote:
> >  problem lies in that caveat: "provided there is access to a
>  >  SoundFont". By default, there isn't, and so mscore doesn't make any
>  >  sound.
>  It doesn't?  I haven't checked for a new version lately.  My latest, 0.8.0
>  includes data/piano1.sf2, and makes noise out of the box.  Really awful noise,
>  but noise.

If you are using Gutsy, 0.9.1d is available in gutsy-backports. The
same version is available in Hardy.

The upstream sources, from which I presume you built your version,
contain a non-free soundfont, "Gort's MiniPiano", which Ubuntu cannot

>  Anyway, there's absolutely no question that Hardy should include this new GM
>  soundfont yesterday, if not last year, and make use if it in every
>  conceivable way possible.
>  Burn the extra space.  It's worth it.

Excellent :-)

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