[linux-audio-dev] [ann] jMax Call For Help

Andrea Glorioso andrea.glorioso at agnula.org
Fri Apr 4 11:40:01 UTC 2003


AGNULA: Call for Python Volunteers

The  AGNULA ("A   GNU/Linux Audio Distribution")  is   working  on the
creation  of two  entirely  Free Software  GNU/Linux distributions for
professional audio users based upon Debian GNU/Linux and RedHat.

Unfortunately, there is   one application that  depends on proprietary
Java implementations for its GUI, so at the current state it would not
be possible to include that package in a fully functional way.

That    application is jMax,   a visual   programming  environment for
building interactive musical    and  multimedia applications and     a
contribution to AGNULA  by   IRCAM, the  music center of   the  Centre
Pompidou in Paris, France.

The  most  likely solution of  this problem  seems the   creation of a
Python-based Free Software  GUI for jMax that  can replace the current
Java GUI. Unfortunately  IRCAM is   lacking   the people that    could
complete this task and cannot do it without help.

So we are  now  looking for  volunteers who are  interested in helping
create a Python GUI  for  this remarkable application. Volunteers  can
subscribe to the mailing list at


to get in touch with the other developers working on jMax.

Although IRCAM cannot do the development all by themselves, they offer
priority support (response times  within 24hrs during working days) to
everyone who'd like to help out.

If you'd like to find  more information about  the issues and what has
been tried to resolve them, that is available at


If you were looking for interesting audio projects to get involved in,
this might be a good opportunity - all help will be appreciated!


Andrea Glorioso                        andrea.glorioso at agnula.org
AGNULA/DeMuDi Technical Manager            http://www.agnula.org/
"There's no free expression without control on the tools you use"

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