[LAU] ShowQ - "a QLAB for Linux"

Peter P. peterparker at fastmail.com
Tue Aug 1 09:49:21 UTC 2017

Hi list,

I am trying to get showq to work on Debian testing but am unable to make
it launch. In a terminal i get:
	$ showq
	ShowQ:out_1 # system:playback_1
	ShowQ:out_2 # system:playback_2
	ShowQ:out_3 # system:playback_3
	ShowQ:out_4 # system:playback_4
and a GUI error message saying "Show Q encountered an unknown-error."
just as described in this git issue from Sept 2016

I am wondering if showq's authors are following this list or how I can
elsehow report (and solve!) this without getting a github account.

Thanks for any hints!

* Michael Jarosch <riotsound at riotmusic.de> [2015-05-13 12:12]:
> Hi there!
> ShowQ is a unique cue-player for Linux-Audio-Users. I use it as a core
> application for my theater activities.
> Even in the linux-community it's not a very well known application,
> although there's no other linux-program (I know) if you need a
> one-shot-audio-player with features like f.e. programmable fade-in,
> fade-out, no matter if you want it time-based or triggered by space (or
> another key).
> It can do a lot more - ShowQ has MIDI-support. Although I never tested
> this feature, it should be possible to control any application with
> MIDI-support. QLC(+) f.e. - or maybe some video-players do support MIDI
> - I don't know...
> Yeah, of course, ShowQ is not a drop in replacement for QLAB, but
> speaking about audio it fits quiet perfectly in my setup.
> ShowQ is in the Debian (and Ubuntu?) repositories, it's written in C++
> and of course released under the terms of the GPL. Although this app is
> quiet useful for technicians like me, the development stopped years ago.
> I am not a coder, but I do my best to keep this project alive. On the
> Debian bug-tracker I write bug-reports for ShowQ, hoping that on one
> hand it's useful for other users to work around problems, on the other
> hand that someone fixes them.
> Last time I reported a bug Jaromír Mikeš the Debian-maintainer of ShowQ
> wrote that he is not able to fix the bugs and he would like to kick
> ShowQ. Of course, he also would like to package an alternative if there
> would be some he could package.
> I don't know any - so my linux-based theater setup is about to be killed
> one day when ShowQ wouldn't compile on my debian machine, anymore.
> So, what do I want from you?
> Test ShowQ! Maybe it's the app you've been missing for a long time!
> And if you're a coder with C++-skills, check out my bugreports on
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?repeatmerged=no&src=showq
> - maybe you've got the clue...
> OR: Got an alternative to ShowQ? You're welcome!
> Greets!
> Mitsch
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