winmm/midi tests and VMware
m.b.lankhorst at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 09:05:41 CST 2010
On 02-03-10 11:28, Paul Vriens wrote:
> Just wanted your opinion on the following:
> VMware Workstation officially only supports MIDI output via the
> synthesizer device. The problem I'm having with several of my VMware
> boxes (and from the looks, Francois' boxes have the same issues) is
> that the midi tests hang (not on all OS's btw!).
> There are 2 ways (I can see) to fix this issue:
> 1. Get rid of (or disable) the sound device on the failing boxes. This
> means of course far less coverage of tests.
> 2. There is an option in the Audio control panel to only use the
> default devices. This doesn't prevent the 'enumeration' from listing
> the failing device but we could have the tests skip 'non default'
> devices. The attached patch is a first attempt and does work on my XP
> I've discussed this issue already with Jörg but as said VMware says
> it's not supported but there is no way you can tell by looking at what
> the driver returns (it's a normal Creative driver not intercepted in
> some way by VMware AFAIK).
Instead of trying to work around the problem, could you try to find out
exactly where and why it is hanging first?
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