Open Cubic Player
Open Cubic Player original home page is located at http://cubic.org/player and was written by the Cubic Team. It first appeared around december 1994 as a binary-only freeware. It was one of the best module-players if you ask me personally. It had support for many soundcards and module-formats. But as windows grew more and more popular, and users demanding for GUI software, the popularity started to fall off and the project became more or less dead. At some point the sourcecode was opened up for the public under the GNU Public License in a hope that other users might find the code usefull, and perhaps use it for something.
Christmas 2003 I started to look at the the source-code and a little hope to get the software to compile and run under Linux. After 2 months of sparetime playing, I got my first characters on the screen. No sound still, but I had something on my screen. Later more and more code was converted to POSIX and some to gcc inline assembler. Today the project is still not ported finish, but it can be used to beta-testing. There are still a lot of missing features and some strange bugs.
During the porting I also discovered a serious kernel-bug regarding how to handle
late FPU-exeptions when returning from a signal-handler. The offending code was
located inside stuff/irq.c, and when trimmed down it looked like this
Source code repository
Source code is now hosted on github in a GIT repository. For snapshots, just poll that tree (and submodules).
Source code releases
Other unix variants must build from source.
Me (Stian), and some others can be found on #ocp on FreeNode.
Version 0.2.0 of ocp is now in FreeBSD ports.
$ cd /usr/ports/audio/ocp $ make install cleanor if you have sysutils/portupgrade
$ pkg install ocp
There is a .spec file in the source repository, but it probably needs some love. Please send in patches!
$ cd /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES $ wget https://stian.cubic.org/ocp/ocp-VERSION.tar.bz2 $ cd ../SPECS $ tar xfj -O ../SOURCES/ocp-VERSION.tar.bz2 ocp-VERSION/ocp.spec > ocp.spec $ rpmbuild -bb ocp.spec $ rpm -i ../RPMS/i686/ocp-VERSION.i686.rpm
ebuilds have been posted at bugs.gentoo.org, but not accepted as of today, so here we go (need a maintainer for updating ebuild files):
$ mkdir -p /usr/local/portage $ cd /usr/local/portage $ tar xfj gentoo-VERSION.tar.bz2 $ echo PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage" >> /etc/make.conf $ mkdir -p /etc/portage $ echo "media-sound/ocp ~x86" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords $ echo "media-sound/ocp X adplug sidplay alsa flac sdl" >> /etc/portage/package.use $ emerge ocp
$ brew update $ brew install ocp
See http://pdb.finkproject.org/pdb/package.php/ocp (0.1.21).
See http://packages.ubuntu.com/opencubicplayer (0.1.21)