We need you!


τ Sound is a free and Open Source project. Several contributors have already contributed to τ. Specially :

  • @hyochan who is the Flutter Sound father
  • @salvatore373 who wrote the Track Player
  • @bsutton who wrote the UI Widgets
  • @larpoux who add several codec supports

We really need your contributions. Pull Requests are welcome and will be considered very carefully.

Setup a development environment

Clone the τ project and the tau_native module.

cd some_where
git clone --recursive https://github.com/Canardoux/tau.git

setup a development environment

cd to the τ root dir and run the script bin/reldev.sh DEV

cd tau
bin/reldev.sh DEV

iOS signing

Open tau/flutter_sound/example/ios/Runner.xcworkspace in XCode, and set your Team in the Signing & Capabilities tab.

Set your Flutter Sound flavor

cd tau

# If you want to work on the full flavor
bin/flavor.sh FULL

# if you want to work on the lite flavor
bin/flavor.sh LITE

Clean your space

Probably good to clean the space :

cd tau/example
rm -r build ios/.symlinks ios/Podfile.lock
flutter clean
flutter pub get
cd ios
pod install
cd ..

Debug the example

If everything good, you are now ready to run the example in debug mode using either Visual Studio Code, Android Studio or XCode

  • To debug/develop the Dart side, you open the project tau/tau_sound/example/ in Visual Studio Code or Android Studio.
  • To debug/develop the iOS side you open tau/tau_sound/example/ios/Runner.xcworkspace in XCode.
  • To debug/develop the Android side, you open the project tau/tau_sound/example/android in Android Studio

Debug your own App

You must change the dependencies in your pubspec.yaml file and do a flutter pub get:

# ============================================================================
# The following instructions are just for developing/debugging Flutter Sound
# Do not put them in a real App
    path: ../tau/tau_platform_interface # flutter_sound_platform_interface Dir
    path: ../tau/tau_web # flutter_sound_web Dir
    path: ../tau/flutter_sound
# ============================================================================

Update the documentation

τ uses the Jekyll tool with a “Documentation Theme” to generate the documentation. Here is the Jekyll documentation. Please refer to this documentation to install ruby and jekyll on your dev machine.

All the τ documentation is in markdown files under tau/doc/pages. You can see your modifications in live doing:

cd tau/doc
jekyll serve

Then, if you have the necessary credentials (but you certainly do not have them), you can do:

cd tau

Build a new release

if you have the necessary credentials (but you certainly do not have them), you can do:

cd tau
doc/build.sh 9.0.0

(In this example, 9.0.0 is the version number that you want to build).

When the script asks if OK to upload your new flutter_sound plugin, it is a good idea to wait something like half an hour before answering. This will give time to npm and cocoaPod to update their repositories (you do not want that someone will use your new build before all the repositories are updated.

When you have finished your contribution, you commit and push your files, and do a Pull Request in the Github τ Project.