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by d.healey
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Linux Digital Audio and Music Workstation Comparison Matrix
Replies: 23
Views: 1802

Re: Linux Digital Audio and Music Workstation Comparison Matrix

but which one is more free?. There is no such thing as more free or less free if we are talking about free software. It is either free (it meets the defined criteria for free software) or it is non-free. There is no middle ground. Sure there are different licenses which allow/restrict other things ...
by d.healey
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Github Microsoft/calculator README.md
Replies: 17
Views: 1101

Re: Github Microsoft/calculator README.md

Excellent, I'm genuinely interested to hear your ideas. Aw, hell, here's the draft I've written a couple of days ago: ## License ### 4 fundamental freedoms ### Manual license audit ### AI legalese interpreter ### Database of copyright/patent/trademark laws ### Automated license audit ## Step 2 ### ...
by d.healey
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: What do you want from a %100 free/libre SFZ sampler?
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

Re: What do you want from a %100 free/libre SFZ sampler?

stanlea wrote:Disk streaming is mandatory and not an easy thing to implement, in my view.

+1 to this. SFZero has disk streaming but lacks a million other things.
by d.healey
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Github Microsoft/calculator README.md
Replies: 17
Views: 1101

Re: Github Microsoft/calculator README.md

Lyberta wrote:
d.healey wrote:Do you have some suggestions on how malware in free software can be prevented?


Yes, I'm gonna write the article after I convert my site from Jekyll to Hugo. Both systems suck but Hugo sucks less.

Excellent, I'm genuinely interested to hear your ideas.
by d.healey
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: What do you want from a %100 free/libre SFZ sampler?
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

Re: What do you want from a %100 free/libre SFZ sampler?

The HISE sampler engine might be good if you can build it without needing JUCE - I know your views on JUCE ;)

As far as features are concerned

The implementation of as many opcodes as possible - Key switching, Dynamic crossfading, round robin, legato.
by d.healey
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Github Microsoft/calculator README.md
Replies: 17
Views: 1101

Re: Github Microsoft/calculator README.md

It is correct. I think FSF should have spent half of the effort on combating malicious features in free software because this is very hard. We need awareness. We need people to understand that just reading the license is not enough. I agree that malware in free software is a terrible thing but I do...
by d.healey
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Backstage
Topic: Github Microsoft/calculator README.md
Replies: 17
Views: 1101

Re: Github Microsoft/calculator README.md

I'm openly and extremely hostile towards Free Software Foundation. I read your article and from what I gathered it seems like you're hostile towards the FSF because they achieved their goals but they don't care about other things that you think they should care about. i.e. They want software to be ...
by d.healey
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: Versilian Community Sample Library
Replies: 40
Views: 6217

Re: Versilian Community Sample Library

Lyberta wrote:
d.healey wrote:If you have built HISE from source then everything is setup and all I do is type make


Does HISE use its own language?

Yes, HISE Script. The syntax is very similar to java script - in fact the file format is .js
by d.healey
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: Versilian Community Sample Library
Replies: 40
Views: 6217

Re: Versilian Community Sample Library

Lyberta wrote:
d.healey wrote:HISE auto-generates a makefile so it's easy to compile with a single command.


Make files are never easy to compile unless the call the package manager or become the package manager.

If you have built HISE from source then everything is setup and all I do is type make
by d.healey
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Most used Linux distribution?
Replies: 27
Views: 2477

Re: Most used Linux distribution?

Linux distribution all are open source. Android isn't open source. There is the difference. :wink: Erh no that's not true at all. It's true that all Linux distros (including Android) contain "open source" software. But very few distros are entirely "open source" and even fewer a...
by d.healey
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Most used Linux distribution?
Replies: 27
Views: 2477

Re: Most used Linux distribution?

tramp wrote:Android isn't a distribution, it's a flawour, see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... tributions

Interesting... well if it's got Linux I call it a Linux distro, but if it's got GNU then it's a GNU distro. :p
by d.healey
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Most used Linux distribution?
Replies: 27
Views: 2477

Re: Most used Linux distribution?

sysrqer wrote:Are we talking just desktop computers or all uses?

Android...
by d.healey
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Linux Digital Audio and Music Workstation Comparison Matrix
Replies: 23
Views: 1802

Re: Linux Digital Audio and Music Workstation Comparison Matrix

The only proper way it to state the license. Everything else will result in the decade long confusion around the word free. Even that doesn't always give the full picture unfortunately. Linux Sampler is licensed under a modified GNU GPL but it's not free software. We could say proprietary or libre....
by d.healey
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: Linux Digital Audio and Music Workstation Comparison Matrix
Replies: 23
Views: 1802

Re: Linux Digital Audio and Music Workstation Comparison Matrix

Free/free/shareware:

This is confusing, do you mean free as in freedom or price? I don't care about price but I do care about freedom.

By the way Ardour and Radium are both commercial. You should use proprietary vs free software to differentiate, the word commercial is not very useful.
by d.healey
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Samplers & samples
Topic: Tool for rendering instrument plugins to samples?
Replies: 15
Views: 911

Re: Tool for rendering instrument plugins to samples?

It seems like suil-libs is a KXStudio-specific package. I've forked synthclone and added a .deb that I built myself in the releases tab: https://github.com/pdesaulniers/synthclone/releases Hopefully, this should be easier to install... Thanks :) I managed to build it myself by removing qt5 and inst...

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