***Possible Spam*** Re: [linux-audio-user] Note typesetting for Linux - final match! :-)

Russell Hanaghan hanaghan at starband.net
Fri Jul 9 12:39:28 EDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-07-09 at 09:10, stefano cardo wrote:
> At 17.39 09/07/04, you wrote:
> >stefano cardo <stefano.cardo at fastwebnet.it> writes:
> >
> >> >Point & click is the worst way of entering & tweaking scores.
> >> 
> >> with a sort of speedy entry, not... probably for other thing like slurs or dinamics marks or other details...
> >
> >those 'details' are a vital part of music.  After you've typed the
> >above sentence did you go back and put the '...' and dots on top of
> >'i'?  You did not have to be slowed down for this because text
> >processing on computers is adapted to these things.  A good music
> >editor should be like this.  I will not use a gui score if most things
> >I have to use via point&click.
> OK guys!!!
> Everyone of you are right, I cannot say the opposite, because each one has his way of reacting with a problem.
> Lilypond is good, and probably will be better and better, I know it (it is at 2.1.0 release...) but in my opinion is like watching the green symbols in Matrix... when you are used to watch at it you finally understand it (only MHO).
> But apart from this, I don't want to think that Linux doesn't need a WYSIWYG application... 
> you can record or manage sound with ecasound or wiyh sox, but other people need audacity, or a lot of other guified application...
> So I begin the discussione on finale, not for commercial reason, but only to suggest the lack of a  completely graphical frontend for edit music score.
> Probably mscore that in the night had a peack of download ;-) but (i think) no installation :-( could be in the next future something to point out...
> But I hope that Rosegarden, Noteedit and Denemo will be soon improved.. really I hope.
> I don't need a commercial product because I believe in the open source philosophy, and for wath concern myself I can only translate to italian, suggest bugs, and tell friends to discover the Linux world... 
> sincerely
> ste


Now if only we could figure how to filter opinion and stay with fact?

I would be screwed without the GUI! But others are not...The glorious
thing about Linux is it's ultimate flexibility not provided by it's
rival OS's...and the fact that you can maintain optimism much of the
time, that after a million hours of googling, reading, downloading,
compiling. etc, that you WILL end up with, at least in part, a worthy

> Stefano Cardo
> Debian DeMuDi GNU/Linux User 

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