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Bug#567565: Please recommend fluid-soundfont-gm and let soundfont selection start in /usr/share/sound/sf2/

Package: qsynth
Version: 0.3.4-1
Severity: wishlist
User: debian-edu@lists.debian.org
Usertags: debian-edu

When starting rosegarden with jackd and qsynth for the first time, the
only one of these packages requiring configuration to work is qsynth,
and the configuration it need is to select a sound font, and this is
rather hard for a new user as the start directory for the font
selection is not /usr/share/sound/sf2/ where the sound fonts are

Please change the defaults for the menu option
"Setup->Soundfounts->Open" to be /usr/share/sound/sf2/ and let the
package recommend fluid-soundfont-gm to make sure a sound font is
installed by default when qsynth is installed.

It would also be great if qsynth was smart enough to look in the
/usr/share/sound/sf2/ directory and if there is only one sound font
present in that directory select that one automatically. It would make
it possible to get qsynth working out of the box without any

We provide qsynth in Debian Edu along with a rosegarden howto found at
and it would be great to shorten the recipe and get rosegarden working
without having to configure qsynth.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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