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Re: Vendor implementation status: Web MIDI API

From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:08:09 -0800
Message-ID: <CAJK2wqV30b1_LX6J3e1xQyP1H+qFCv7=QhNgn5=cQ4SbBODPUA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jussi Kalliokoski <jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com>
Cc: "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>, "public-audio@w3.org" <public-audio@w3.org>
I know I've said this before, but maybe not directly and publicly: Google
is certainly interested in the Web MIDI API, and we are working on a plan
to build a native implementation in Webkit; as soon as we have an
implementation under way, I will let the group know.  I will also continue
to maintain the Web MIDI polyfill, and continue to work with plugin vendors
to support the features we need to fully support Web MIDI on top of plugins.

On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:42 AM, Jussi Kalliokoski <
jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 12:33 AM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 1:22 AM, Jussi Kalliokoski <
>> jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I wanted to check on the status of Web MIDI API implementation from
>>> browser vendors. As far as I know, there are no started efforts and
>>> especially not complete implementations around yet, but I'm curious to hear
>>> even if anyone has plans regarding this. I'm also curious to know which
>>> parties aren't planning to implement (any time soon), possible reasons, and
>>> if it's just that they haven't had the time to check the spec yet. Even if
>>> you aren't interested in the API at all (which I doubt, but be honest), I
>>> want to know so we can talk about it.
>>> If the WG is to meet the previously discussed milestones for the Web
>>> MIDI API, IMHO we would need at least one implementation to run against the
>>> spec to have a clearer map of the problems there might be. I know that at
>>> least Mozilla has some student project connections and I think that this
>>> spec might be a great target for a student project. :)
>> To be honest, I think Web Audio is a much higher priority for us and for
>> the Web in general. So any resources that I have influence over I'll be
>> pointing in that direction.
> Makes sense. Thank you for your honesty, it helps me get a better picture
> of what kind of a time span we're talking for the API to become available.
>> Rob
>> --
>> Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the
>> Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority
>> over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among
>> you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your
>> slave — just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,
>> and to give his life as a ransom for many.” [Matthew 20:25-28]
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