Last Thursday 08 July 2004 20:11, reed was like:
Your standards are high.
> Sometime I have to change details in some scores and send it to my friend:
Very well, there are many instances where Linux tools don't quite do what I
want them to, especially in the first instance.
Last Thursday 08 July 2004 20:29, R Parker was like:
Yay! up an' at at 'em! ;-)
Last Thursday 08 July 2004 21:08, Them was like:
(Today I can afford a _big_ bag of rice, wheee!)
Last Thursday 08 July 2004 21:26, Chris Pickett was like:
These are almost entirely the people that I'm working on currently. I'm
finding that, while a lot of them are lukewarm about the idea of installing
Debian on their system, they perk up when I show them AGNULA. These are
precisely the arguments that I use. Usually they start off with all the bluff
and bluster of 'Yeah, I can get loads of free music software', you know the
line ... which, of course I counter with 'Yeah, so can I, but mine's all
licensed and proper' and then you watch their arguments go weedy and thin and
kind of out of phase, then you wait about a month for them to start saying
things like: 'Yeah, well Linux _is_ the future' and peering over your
shoulder to try and figure out why you don't seem to have to even reboot when
they have to reinstall (tee hee ;-).
Last Thursday 08 July 2004 21:48, RickTaylor@speakeasy.net was like:
This argument about porting Finale or Sibelius is a bit like suggesting we put
pressure on Photoshop to port to Linux.
Last Friday 09 July 2004 11:19, Daniel James was like:
Aye, the work that has been done on Rosegarden's notation interface is mighty.
OK, it currently falls a little short of pro standards, but it's really not
so far off. I do understand and sympathise with Reed's dilemma, but for now,
my vote goes for improving native applications, rather than persuading the
proprietary giants to drop us crumbs. As a composer, I'm finding the current
phase of Linux Audio development remarkably coherent and exciting.
Perhaps that's easy for me to say, I'm in the paradoxically luxurious position
of having little choice but to use GNU systems, so I have simply resigned
myself to the fact that my musical development will have to be in parallel
with Linux Audio development. One of my easier life choices ;-) I realise
that this isn't the case for all, but I'd be wary of dissipating the current
focus and also of creating a bad impression with these companies, who could
become supportive allies, if we play our cards right. Badgering people can
simply help them decide that they positively don't like Linux, where before
they were open. Please don't do this ;-).