Music production session manager
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#! /usr/bin/env python3
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
Copyright 2021, Nils Hilbricht, Germany ( )
This file is part of the Laborejo Software Suite ( ),
This is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
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import logging; logger = logging.getLogger(__name__);"import")
import pathlib
import configparser
import subprocess
import os
import stat
from engine.start import PATHS
import engine.findicons as findicons
def nothing(*args): pass
class SupportedProgramsDatabase(object):
"""Find all binaries with NSM support. Resources are:
* Agordejo internal program list of known working programs.
* Internal blacklist of known redundant programs (such as non-daw) or nonsense entries, like Agordejo itself
* A search through the users path to find stray programs that contain NSM announce messages
* Finally, local to a users system: User whitelist for any program, user blacklist.
Those two have the highest priority.
We generate the same format as configParser does with .desktop files as _sections dict.
{ 'categories': 'AudioVideo;Audio;X-Recorders;X-Multitrack;X-Jack;',
'comment': 'Easy to use pattern sequencer for JACK and NSM',
'comment[de]': 'Einfach zu bedienender Pattern-Sequencer',
'exec': 'patroneo',
'genericname': 'Sequencer',
'icon': 'patroneo',
'name': 'Patroneo',
'startupnotify': 'false',
'terminal': 'false',
'type': 'Application',
'x-nsm-capable': 'true'}
In case there is a file in PATH or database but has no .desktop we create our own entry with
missing data.
We add two keys ourselves:
"agordejoExec" : this is the one we will send to nsmd.
"agordejoIconPath" : absolute path as str if we found an icon, so that a GUI does need to search on its own
def __init__(self):
self.progressHook = nothing #prevents the initial programstart from sending meaningless messages for the cached data. Set and reverted in
self.grepexcluded = (pathlib.Path(PATHS["share"], "grepexcluded.txt")) #created by hand. see docstring
#assert self.grepexcluded.exists()
self.blacklist = ("nsmd", "non-daw", "carla", "agordejo", "adljack", "agordejo.bin") #only programs that have to do with audio and music. There is another general blacklist that speeds up discovery
self.whiteList = ("thisdoesnotexisttest", "patroneo", "vico",
"fluajho", "carla-rack", "carla-patchbay", "carla-jack-multi", "carla-jack-single",
"ardour5", "ardour6", "nsm-data", "jackpatch", "nsm-proxy", "ADLplug", "ams",
"drumkv1_jack", "synthv1_jack", "samplv1_jack", "padthv1_jack",
"luppp", "non-mixer", "non-timeline", "non-sequencer", "non-midi-mapper", "non-mixer-noui",
"OPNplug", "qmidiarp", "qtractor", "zynaddsubfx", "jack_mixer",
"hydrogen", "mfp", "shuriken", "laborejo", "guitarix", "radium",
"ray-proxy", "ray-jackpatch", "amsynth", "mamba",
) #shortcut list and programs not found by buildCache_grepExecutablePaths because they are just shellscripts and do not contain /nsm/server/announce.
self.userWhitelist = () #added dynamically to morePrograms. highest priority
self.userBlacklist = () #added dynamically to blacklist. highest priority
self.knownDesktopFiles = { #shortcuts to the correct desktop files. Reverse lookup binary->desktop creates false entries, for example ZynAddSubFx and Carla.
"zynaddsubfx": "zynaddsubfx-jack.desktop", #value will later get replaced with the .desktop entry
#"carla-jack-single" : "carla.desktop", #We CANNOT add them here because both key and value must be unique and hashable. We create a reverse dict from this.
#"carla-jack-patchbay" : "carla.desktop",
#"carla-jack-rack" : "carla.desktop",
"ams" : "ams.desktop",
"amsynth" : "amsynth.desktop",
self._reverseKnownDesktopFiles = dict(zip(self.knownDesktopFiles.values(),self.knownDesktopFiles.keys())) #to lookup the exe by desktoip name
self.programs = [] #list of dicts. guaranteed keys: agordejoExec, name, agordejoFullPath. And probably others, like description and version.
self.nsmExecutables = set() #set of executables for fast membership, if a GUI wants to know if they are available. Needs to be build "manually" with self.programs. no auto-property for a list. at least we don't want to do the work. needs to be called from the api/GUI.
#self.unfilteredExecutables = self.buildCache_unfilteredExecutables() #This doesn't take too long. we can start that every time. It will get updated in build as well.
self.unfilteredExecutables = None #in build() #fills self.programs and
def buildCache_grepExecutablePaths(self)->list:
"""return a list of executable names in the path (not the path itself)
Grep explained:
-s silent. No errors, eventhough subprocess uses stdout only
-R recursive with symlinks. We don't want to look in subdirs because that is not allowed by
PATH and nsm, but we want to follow symlinks
If you have a custom user path that does not mean that all its executables will
automatically show up here. They still need to contain /nsm/server/announce
Your binaries will be in unfilteredExecutables though
result = []
testpaths = os.environ["PATH"].split(os.pathsep) + ["/bin", "/sbin"]
executablePaths = set([pathlib.Path(p).resolve() for p in os.environ["PATH"].split(os.pathsep)]) #resolve filters out symlinks, like arches /sbin and /bin. set() makes it unique
excludeFromProcessingSet = set(self.blacklist + self.userBlacklist)
whiteSet = set(self.whiteList + self.userWhitelist)
for path in executablePaths:
command = f"grep --exclude-from {self.grepexcluded} -iRsnl {path} -e /nsm/server/announce"
#command = f"grep -iRsnl {path} -e /nsm/server/announce"
#Py>=3.7 completedProcess =, capture_output=True, text=True, shell=True)
completedProcess =, stdout=subprocess.PIPE, stderr=subprocess.PIPE, universal_newlines=True, shell=True) #universal_newlines is an alias for text, which was deprecated in 3.7 because text is more understandable. capture_output replaces the two PIPEs in 3.7
for fullPath in completedProcess.stdout.split():
exe = pathlib.Path(fullPath).relative_to(path)
if not str(exe) in excludeFromProcessingSet: #skip over any known file, good or bad
result.append((str(exe), str(fullPath)))
for prg in whiteSet:
for path in executablePaths:
if pathlib.Path(path, prg).is_file(): #check if this actually exists
result.append((str(prg), str(pathlib.Path(path, prg))))
break #inner loop
return list(set(result)) #make unique
def buildCache_DesktopEntries(self):
"""Go through all dirs including subdirs"""
xdgPaths = (
pathlib.Path(pathlib.Path.home(), ".local/share/applications"),
config = configparser.ConfigParser()
allDesktopEntries = []
for basePath in xdgPaths:
for f in basePath.glob('**/*'):
if f.is_file() and f.suffix == ".desktop":
entryDict = dict(config._sections["Desktop Entry"])
#Replace simple names in our shortcut list with full data
if in self.knownDesktopFiles.values():
key = self._reverseKnownDesktopFiles[]
self.knownDesktopFiles[key] = entryDict
#in any case:
allDesktopEntries.append(entryDict) #_sections 'DesktopEntry':{dictOfActualData)
except: #any bad config means skip
logger.warning(f"Bad desktop file. Skipping: {f}")
return allDesktopEntries
def setCache(self, cache:dict):
"""Qt Settings will send us this"""
self.programs = cache["programs"] #list of dicts
findicons.updateCache(cache["iconPaths"])"Restoring program list from serialized cache")
self.nsmExecutables = set(d["agordejoExec"] for d in self.programs)
def getCache(self)->dict:
"""To carry the DB over restarts. Saved by Qt Settings at the moment"""
cache = {
"programs" : self.programs, #list of dicts
"iconPaths" : findicons.getSerializedCache(), #list
return cache
def build(self, progressHook=None):
"""Can be called at any time by the user to update after installing new programs"""
if progressHook:
#receives one string which indicates what files is currently parsed.
#Just the pure path, this will not get translated!
#The purpose is to show a "we are not frozen!" feedback to the user.
#It doesn't really matter what is reported back as long as it changes often
self.progressHook = progressHook"Building launcher database. This might take a minute")
self.programs = self._build() #builds iconPaths as side-effect
self.unfilteredExecutables = self.buildCache_unfilteredExecutables()
self.nsmExecutables = set(d["agordejoExec"] for d in self.programs)
self.progressHook = nothing"Building launcher database done.")
def _exeToDesktopEntry(self, exe:str)->dict:
"""Assumes self.desktopEntries is up to date
Convert one exe (not full path!) to one dict entry. """
if exe in self.knownDesktopFiles: #Shortcut through internal database
entry = self.knownDesktopFiles[exe]
return entry
else: #Reverse Search desktop files.
for entry in self.desktopEntries:
if "exec" in entry and exe.lower() in entry["exec"].lower():
return entry
#else: #Foor loop ended. Did not find any matching desktop file
return None
def _build(self):
self.executables = self.buildCache_grepExecutablePaths()
self.desktopEntries = self.buildCache_DesktopEntries()
leftovers = set(self.executables)
matches = [] #list of dicts
for exe, fullPath in self.executables:
entry = self._exeToDesktopEntry(exe)
if entry: #Found match!
assert type(entry) is dict, type(entry)
entry["agordejoFullPath"] = fullPath
#We don't want .desktop syntax like "qmidiarp %F"
entry["agordejoExec"] = exe
if entry["icon"]:
foundIcon = findicons.findIconPath(entry["icon"])
foundIcon = findicons.findIconPath(entry["agordejoExec"])
if foundIcon:
entry["agordejoIconPath"] = str(foundIcon[0]) #pick best resolution
entry["agordejoIconPath"] = None
except KeyError:
pass #Double entries like zyn-jack zyn-alsa etc.
for exe,fullPath in leftovers:
pseudoEntry = {"name": exe.title(), "agordejoExec":exe, "agordejoFullPath":fullPath}
return matches
def buildCache_unfilteredExecutables(self):
def isexe(path):
"""executable by owner"""
return path.is_file() and stat.S_IXUSR & os.stat(path)[stat.ST_MODE] == 64
result = []
executablePaths = [pathlib.Path(p) for p in os.environ["PATH"].split(os.pathsep)]
for path in executablePaths:
result += [str(pathlib.Path(f).relative_to(path)) for f in path.glob("*") if isexe(f)]
return sorted(list(set(result)))
def _buildWhitelist(self):
"""For reliable, fast and easy selection this is the whitelist.
It will be populated from a template-list of well-working clients and then all binaries not
in the path are filtered out. This can be presented to the user without worries."""
#Assumes to be called only from
startexecutables = set(self.whiteList + self.userWhitelist)
for prog in self.programs:
prog["whitelist"] = prog["agordejoExec"] in startexecutables
matches = []
for exe in startexecutables:
entry = self._exeToDesktopEntry(exe)
if entry: #Found match!
#We don't want .desktop syntax like "qmidiarp %F"
entry["agordejoExec"] = exe
return matches
programDatabase = SupportedProgramsDatabase()