[LAD] Denemo 0.8 Release -

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Date: Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 6:17 pm

Dear linux audio users and developers,

Short version:
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Denemo 0.8 is fresh, hot and avaible now! Grab your tarball @
http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/denemo/ (Windows binaries
will join in later) and have a look at our newest features including
full scripting support!

If you are a programmer please help us to give Denemo
JACKmidi/JACKtransport support so that its capable of blending with the
rest of Linux-pro-audio. For contact, feature requests, bug reports and
further information please visit http://www.denemo.org

Interesting version:
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Denemo is a music notation program for Linux and Windows (and MacOS
some time ago) that lets you rapidly enter notation for typesetting via
the LilyPond music engraver (because Lilypond is the reference and
there is no sense in coding your own WYSIWYG notation apps). Its mainly
controlled via your pc-keyboard with several edit-modes and shortcuts.

Please note that we need help! Denemo has already many notation
features build-in and if anything is not avaible you can enter
Lilypond commandos and save them with your denemo file so that you can
use the whole range of lilypond features. This means that Denemo is
already capable of writing full, professional scores.

But it lacks sequencer-features like advanced playback and routing via
JACKmidi and support for JACKtransport. To really become the first
usefull Linux notation-editor and notation-sequencer this is the last
piece of the puzzle.

Version 0.8 changelog:

1. A scripting interface to the Denemo commands has been created.
2. Example script-based commands are provided with the Denemo
installation.
3. New scripts can be hand-written or "recorded" from a sequence of
menu item clicks or by editing another script or a mixture of
these.
4. New commands (scripts) can be installed in the menu system,
given keyboard shortcuts, and generally used as other commands
are.
5. The example scripts provided include a script showing the
potential of Denemo for use in music education. In this example,
random notes are generated and the user has to name the note.
6. Other examples include scripts for commands useful when
generating scores with percussion, guitar fingerings, orchestral
markings etc.
7. Various bugfixes and improvements to midi import have been made.

greetings,

Nils Gey
www.denemo.org
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