[This might be better posted in a forum, but as they seem to have disappeared from the front page...]
I'm writing a Csound app, possibly for The Tech Museum in San Jose, and I want to demo it there soon. However, I'm using Linux, and it sounds as if they only have PCs and Macs, and I will have to install Csound on whichever machine is to be used.
As I don't use either OS personally (and have no good access to either), it'd be a good idea to know of any obstacles before I go down there and spen a fruitless afternoon trying to get things to work!
My needs are fairly straightforward: real-time audio out and MIDI (presumably USB) in. The app has a couple of FLpanels for control, but I assume they are standard everywhere these days. I don't need any front-end -- just command-line invocation.
Windows is notorious for audio latency, without special drivers that I really don't want to bother with, so maybe Mac is better. And I think OS/X has a fairly familiar (command-line) shell, doesn't it?
To get a csound app to run under Linux real-time, though, there is a fairly extensive set of command-line options that I need to supply, to get the right MIDI and audio connections. I'd expect the same on the other systems, but I'd rather not go through the trial-and-error experience that I had to on Linux!
So I'd be grateful if anyone familiar could suggest what options I'm likely to need (on either OS), and any other useful pointers.
-- Pete --