[LAD] [ANN] Sqorlatti 0.1.0 (Debut of a music notation program.)

M Donalies ingeniousnebbish at cox.net
Tue Jan 8 00:10:50 UTC 2013

Yet another music notation program to pollute the internet. It's still just a 
baby, but it already implements at least a few bugs.

It's not really ready for general use yet. The user interface is still rather 
lacking and there are way too few sanity checks, but it does read and write 
native *.sqo files (an xml format), and supports a crude and low-quality export 
to standard MIDI files. The Staff Editor can display standard notation and 
tablature moderately well, and work is ongoing to produce better percussion 
staff and chord staff display. Tracks can be nested. Staffs can be grouped. The 
score format supports multiple simultaneous time signatures.

Currently, it's just for display and editing. There's no playback yet.


Download (bzipped source tarball):

It's written in C++ and uses Qt4. There's no config or anything yet, just Qt 
project file. So, as an ordinary user:
1. Create a Sqorlatti (or whatever you want to call it) directory somewhere.
2. Unpack to the directory.
3. CD to the directory.
4. qmake
5. make
6. Install the Sqorlatti.ttf font. It's located in the fonts subdirectory. In 
KDE you can install it by going to System Settings and clicking through 
Computer Administration / Font Installer / Personal Fonts / Add.
7. To run, type
./Sqorlatti examples/Air.sqo

This will open one of the examples. Due to a bug in the program (just found it 
today!), you have to start the program with a file. Any *.sqo file in examples 
will do. Once the program is running, you can open any other *.sqo file.

If you open Staff Editor and the staffs looks huge and filled with garbage 
characters, you forgot to install the font.

UserManual.pdf provides a small amount of documentation on how to use the 
program. It's not all that well developed yet.

Developer documentation can be generated using doxygen. Just type
to generate html documentation in the doc directory. You can fiddle with 
doxyfile if you want to generate documentation in other formats (e.g. latex).


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