[sugar] ftable issue in csound/sugar
Fri Nov 3 15:10:40 EST 2006
Since we have now agreed that the csound server will be running
univorc.csd from startup as a system deamon, a new issue arises with
table and instrument numbers. We run the risk of encountering Ftable
number collisions and instrument number collisions between apps.
For the time being, and as to not get in the way of any instruments
Barry and Richard are perhaps preparing, we propose to reserve
instrument #s from 5000 to 6000 and table #s from 5000 to 6000 for
the exclusive use of TamTam.
Important: When your app closes, it is important that it free up its
tables lest it hog ram when its not in use. We do this by running a
ftfree instrument (instr 5000) in univorc.csd when tamtam exits. We
need to figure out a way to make a general purpose instrument in the
univorc.csd to kill any tables on exit. If we have time, we will
propose a solution that everyone can use. For the trime being, it
will be up to each application to do its house cleaning. We all agree
that this is NOT a desirable way to do it and it will be changed for
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