[CREATE] instruments definitions
jon at rejon.org
Mon Feb 13 13:12:41 PST 2006
On Mon, 2006-02-13 at 01:23 +0000, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> I'm not actually subscribed to any of muse's lists, so I just CC to Werner.
> For me situation with instruments definitions begins to bring
> troubles. We have two decent MIDI sequencers, and each of them
> supports only its own instruments definition format.
> For me having one uniform standard format would be best, especially if
> definitions are kept in one system directory so that any application
> could see it. This is what we are trying to achieve in our "Create"
> project  with "Shared resources" specification .
> Currently we are about to setup an SVN repository at Freedesktop.org
> to store shared resources of different kinds. With a uniform file
> format and a uniform system directory one could make a new definition,
> commit it to one repository and make users of both applications happy.
> I'm pretty sure that more free applications will needs some
> instruments definition file format in the future (at least Ardour), so
> why not have a standard?
> There is no need to make Rosegarden and MusE depend on a large package
> with patterns and brushes that are not related to audio production.
> Definitions can be packaged separately and have their own versioning.
> If you feel like are ready to discuss it, Create's ML is a fine place
> for that. It's a _very_ low traffic list.
>  http://create.freedesktop.org/wiki/index.php/About
>  http://create.freedesktop.org/wiki/index.php/Shared_resources
Yes, I look forward to this discussion. CREATE's main proponents are
from graphics applications. However, the goal is for support of FLOSS
creative applications. The shared standard is one part of our strategy.
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