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soundfont-fluid: Update Mirror #73727

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@ghost ghost commented Nov 19, 2019

Motivation for this change

My original motivation for this change was difficulty using dreamer/boxtron on NixOS as the fluid-soundfont was named FluidR3_GM2-2.sf2 instead of the more common FluidR3_GM.sf2.

What follows is an excerpt from Fedora's fluid-soundfont spec file that explains the situation pretty well:

# The original URL ( seems dead. Therefore we point
# to the Hammersound archives:
# The Hammersound source gives us a soundfont in a linux-unfriendly .sfArk format. 
# In order to convert this to a linux-friendly .sf2 format one needs to use a 
# non-free utility sfarkxtc from 
# This page explains how this conversion is done:
# Debian folks already did this and we will borrow their source tarball:

So I've made a few changes:

  • Update variables.
  • Switch to Debian's mirror which includes both GM/GS soundfont versions.
  • FluidR3_GM2-2.sf2 is now named to the more standard FluidR3_GM.sf2 and FluidR3_GS.sf2
  • Update description, add longDescription.
Things done
  • Tested using sandboxing (nix.useSandbox on NixOS, or option sandbox in nix.conf on non-NixOS linux)
  • Built on platform(s)
    • NixOS
    • macOS
    • other Linux distributions
  • Tested via one or more NixOS test(s) if existing and applicable for the change (look inside nixos/tests)
  • Tested compilation of all pkgs that depend on this change using nix-shell -p nix-review --run "nix-review wip"
  • Tested execution of all binary files (usually in ./result/bin/)
  • Determined the impact on package closure size (by running nix path-info -S before and after)
  • Ensured that relevant documentation is up to date
  • Fits
Notify maintainers

cc @abbradar

* Change name & version variables.
* Switch to Debian's mirror which includes both GM/GS soundfont versions.
* FluidR3_GM2-2.sf2 renamed to the more standard FluidR3_GM.sf2
* Update description, add longDescription.
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