[LAA] Laborejo Release 0.6 - Beta phase has started
ich at nilsgey.de
Fri Mar 15 20:45:17 UTC 2013
Laborejo, Esperanto for "Workshop", is used to craft music through notation. It is a Lilypond GUI front-end, a MIDI creator and finally a tool collection to inspire and help you compose.
Laborejo 0.6 is released.
It now has an internal soundfont (and sfz) engine, comes with a lightweight General Midi sample set and supports jack midi outputs.
New Midi-In implementation.
Parameters and values for both engines are separated. You can use the same file for big orchestrated playback with gigabytes over gigabytes of sampled instruments and external synthesizers and maintain a parallel General Midi version which can be played back even if the samples are not there or running (laptop, work in a train, "just compose for 10 minutes", send it to friends for a preview etc.)
This marks the end of the Alpha phase and beginning of the Beta phase. That means the current features are enough to make and handle a reasonable range of music and notation and also that the save format is now stable. If you manage to save a file you will be able to load it in later versions.
Versions from now up to 1.0 will be only bug fixes and improvements:
Stability, Performance, Documentation, Convenience as well as Look&Feel.
(There are a few new features I would like to see in 1.0, but these are convenience features that do not disturb the save format or internal data format. Read-Only)
Documentation and Translation can now be based on a somewhat stable program. Yes, there will be documentation.
Cross Platform versions, stand-alone/portable packages and collaboration with distribution package maintainers is now on the Roadmap.
Further information and instructions
Connect to Laborejos Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus!
Dependencies and Compilation instrunctions: http://www.laborejo.org/Download
Start the GUI Editor with:
For commandline parameters:
and the Collection Editor with:
Then use the number- and cursor keys for immediate success!
Check Help->Manual for navigational and note/rest entry keys. Everything else is in the menus.
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