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Can't Download other Drum Kits (Windows)

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Dream999
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I am on the Windows Version on a Windows 7 computer and I can't down load other Drum Kits it always says "An error occurred importing the Sound Library".

wolke
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which version do you use?

Dream999
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The 9.4 Version. The one labels as Experimental

wolke
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ok, try the newest installer. this version solve many bugs including the sound-library problem.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/hydrogen/files/Hydrogen/0.9.6%20Binaries/hydrogen_0.9.6-snapshot1.exe/download

Alaskam
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Hello,

We are french students and we want to try to improve the Hydrogen software on Windows.
First, we want to know what improvements you are interested in.
We've download the 0.9.6 version and it works very well!
We've tried to compile the source code which is include in the 'src' directory but there are a lot of errors.
How can I run the application from the source code?

Thanks

wolke
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that's not so trivial. you have to create the right build environment. here in this forum is a nice topic which describe how to set up a build environment under windows. http://www.hydrogen-music.org/forum/index.php?action=show_thread&thread=1244&fid=6&page=1

but this topic miss all portmidi things. also it don't handle the jack implementation under windows.

if i create the 0.9.6 installer i spend many days only with testing and searching for the right portmidi ingredients. after this i spend hours to find the best QT version because the newer QT sdk's produce some display problems here. the same with jack, ladspa and portaudio. what ever all together i spend some weeks to create the da..ed windows installer. the bad thing. i cannot reproduce how i set up my environment. after endless testing and downloading tons of different dlls and header files suddenly my environment was working. and i don't know exactly why :(.

so i thing the best for you is to make a fresh checkout from the undo branch and create step by step a build environment using the qtsdk mingw and cmake.
at first disable all options (alsa, oss, jack, flac(depreciated since libsndfile >1.0.18), lash, portaudio, portmidi, coreaudio and coremidi, ladspa. after a a successfully build without any extras you can try enable the needed options under windows.

my windows wish list:
* asiodriver support without the jack detour
* better midi support
* vst plugin support
* jack 1.9.6 support

Alaskam
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Thank you for your reply.
I actually try to use cmake but I don't know how to configure it.
And how can I disable options (portaudio,coreaudio...)?