Yes ninez I maybe did not do all my homework. fluidsynth from command prompt is the first thing I tried, now it seems obvious qsynth is a way to run it with the right flags. It seems to be a quit unixy enough program, I suppose it would be even possible to cook /etc/init.d scripts (or other) to run it in server mode, or just have a launch script for my application as you suggest (which I may want already for other reasons).
I agree fluidsynth is fairly unixy and flexible. I haven't used it much, but obviously last night i took a little closer look. I like apps that are designed so that they don't require X to run, but instead just their front-ends require X. fluidsynth seems to be quite extensive from the commandline and/or shell. You did notice the '--no-shell' flag, as well??? ~ that would be handy if you were planning on having it run all the time (in server mode), using one of the aforementioned ways discussed already.
To have some work to make doom2 with midi output in dosbox work? Yes, I know lots of people that expect their doom2 to work out of the box.
The bigger issue is a linux version of doom2 that's included in the repositories doesn't work out of the box, I now have the msdos version running better than it. As many linux games it's hardcoded for a qwerty keyboard too, but not in the way DOS/Windows games are, so I can't change weapons and properly strafe but that can be fixed with setxkbmap us.
I also remember trying ardour 2. This was on Ubuntu 10.04, I remember it, it said "Jack is not properly running, so I can't run and I will quit immediately". (after apt-get install ardourd presumably installed ardour and jack and set them up)
I couldn't get it to work, my IT skills weren't great enough it seems. Or it's because I didn't spend a month on it.
Maybe debian/ubuntu created unrealistic expectations. Or there's not enough manpower, so installing the OS and getting a running desktop is easy and automatic and some other stuff is stuck in the past, like running slackware in 1997 (I didn't, I first used Unix in 2002-2004 and Linux in 2007). When Linux had 0.01% desktop market share, not the 1% it has today.
Hello? Anyone here? What's the status?
*chirp* *chirp* *chirp*
Status: KLANG died. The dev had a lesson from smarter people. It is on youtube and so funny. Getting ones ass kicked by smarter people in front of an audience and then later have it on youtube is a near perfect defeat.
Thats so sweet since KLANG is nothing but a pile of now dead SHIT.