On Wednesday, May 09, 2012, Martin Tarenskeen wrote: > "auto" setting does and how/if it works, and why the default behaviour is > "auto". > > I guess the feature was invented to solve a known sequencing problem ?
More or less, the feature was invented to solve the problem of what to do when you've got, say, a bunch of pitch bends in this segment, and a bunch of pitch bends in that segment, and in the course of editing, you drop both of them onto the same track at the same time. What you'd get before, both segments are playing through, say, General Midi Synth #1, which was linked to channel 1. The pitch bends would walk all over each other. What you get now, instrument #1 might actually use two or more channels to reproduce whatever it has on the table that needs reproducing at a given time. Each of those segments would wind up playing on a different channel. That's kind of the gist of it anyway. I didn't invent or develop the feature, and it isn't solving any problem that I considered particularly important myself. I more or less gave Tom the OK to play with his idea, and after he went off and poured an ocean of time into working through this immensely complicated thing, I couldn't very well tell him we had to leave it stuck rotting in a branch. I did the best I could to work through using it and make sure everything was still going to work on the far side of this giant sea change in how Rosegarden works under the hood. We went back and forth for a long time, and he kept hammering on it until I was finally satisfied we could try releasing it. I consider it highly experimental, and am very open to how users in the field think this ought to be refined. I do feel like it's fundamentally workable at this point, and I'm much more interested in thinking about ways to solve any remaining problems than I am trying to figure out how to revert all of this. It's not technically impossible to go back, but it's wildly impractical. It was a pretty big change. It took him months to get this done, and it had impacts in dozens, if not hundreds of places. So for starters, I'd say there's a request on the table to add some kind of global "always used fixed instruments" override. I'll pass that along. -- D. Michael McIntyre ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Live Security Virtual Conference Exclusive live event will cover all the ways today's security and threat landscape has changed and how IT managers can respond. Discussions will include endpoint security, mobile security and the latest in malware threats. http://www.accelacomm.com/jaw/sfrnl04242012/114/50122263/ _______________________________________________ Rosegarden-user mailing list Rosegardenemail@example.com - use the link below to unsubscribe https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/rosegarden-user