Re: [Rosegarden-user] RG 14.12

2015-06-18 Thread D. Michael McIntyre
On 06/18/2015 06:08 AM, Chris Lyon wrote:

 I did buy a copy if that helps.

I sold quite a few of them, but the publisher expected me to sell 
millions or something.  He wanted me to go to bookstores and promote it. 
  To whom, exactly?

I should go write a novel where I develop characters for 1500 pages 
before killing them in a most brutal and shocking fashion.
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Re: [Rosegarden-user] RG 14.12

2015-06-18 Thread ram
 On 06/18/2015 03:13 PM, David Jones wrote:

 Add some pron AKA erotica and it would be a massive bestseller. Then
 you could devote your time to music and Rosegarden.

 To which D. Michael McIntyre replied:

 I wasn't going to go there, but yeah, if I could somehow combine Harry
 Potter with 50 Shades of Grey and then have everybody get killed off
 every few chapters (combine with Marquis de Sade?) I could sell eleventy
 billion copies for sure.

 In reality, I'm never going to write a novel, because I can't turn out a
 story that goes for more than about 15 pages.  Writing is harder than it
 looks, and it eats vast amounts of time.
 --

Hey!  With a plot like that we could make an OPERA, and use RoseGarden to
do it ;-D

ram




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Re: [Rosegarden-user] RG 14.12

2015-06-18 Thread Abrolag
On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:44:26 -0400
D. Michael McIntyre rosegarden.trumpe...@gmail.com wrote:

 On 06/18/2015 12:24 AM, Henry W. Peters wrote:
 
  liblo-dev... installed that, installed RG 14.12.
 
  Now work :))
 
 Incidentally, I'm planning to release 15.07 in July.  It has been a long 
 time since the last release, and it's also the 10th anniversary of the 
 total financial failure that was my ill-fated book.  It's also when I 
 finally get to take a train ride, pulled behind a freshly restored steam 
 locomotive.

Ha! Something that still, to this day, crosses all age boundaries :)

 I wouldn't put it past me to figure out a way to get a rose into the 
 same photo as the locomotive, and use that for the new splash screen. 
 Sadly, the iconic Rosegarden rose is nearly dead, so I doubt I will be 
 lucky enough to get another good photo of that one.

Why is it ailing? Roses are normally pretty tough. Do you know any horticulture
bods that might have a look at it? It would be a great shame to lose it.

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Re: [Rosegarden-user] RG 14.12

2015-06-18 Thread David Jones

On Jun 18, 2015 3:56 AM, D. Michael McIntyre rosegarden.trumpe...@gmail.com 
wrote:

 On 06/18/2015 06:08 AM, Chris Lyon wrote: 

  I did buy a copy if that helps. 

 I sold quite a few of them, but the publisher expected me to sell 
 millions or something.  He wanted me to go to bookstores and promote it. 
   To whom, exactly?

Your book sounds ideal for today's self-publishing and print-on-demand 
platforms.

 I should go write a novel where I develop characters for 1500 pages 
 before killing them in a most brutal and shocking fashion.

Add some pron AKA erotica and it would be a massive bestseller. Then you 
could devote your time to music and Rosegarden.

David W. Jones
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Re: [Rosegarden-user] RG 14.12

2015-06-18 Thread D. Michael McIntyre
On 06/18/2015 03:13 PM, David Jones wrote:

 Add some pron AKA erotica and it would be a massive bestseller. Then you 
 could devote your time to music and Rosegarden.

I wasn't going to go there, but yeah, if I could somehow combine Harry 
Potter with 50 Shades of Grey and then have everybody get killed off 
every few chapters (combine with Marquis de Sade?) I could sell eleventy 
billion copies for sure.

In reality, I'm never going to write a novel, because I can't turn out a 
story that goes for more than about 15 pages.  Writing is harder than it 
looks, and it eats vast amounts of time.
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Re: [Rosegarden-user] An oddity!

2015-06-18 Thread david
On 06/16/2015 09:34 PM, r...@hydrophones.com wrote:

 I may start the composition process with (other Linux) tools than
 RoseGarden, but my final compositions are almost always put together in
 RoseGarden with the final mix being done in Audacity.  The few exceptions
 are those things that I do live.

 I've also installed RoseGarden on Linux boxen my company has supplied to
 media studies departments of universities and to private music schools.
 The response from the teachers and students has always been very
 favorable.  I am certain most of those graduates continue to use
 RoseGarden professionally.

 Rosegarden is definitely a core Linux media creation application.  I fully
 agree:  Long live RoseGarden!

I use it because it's the best sequencer-cum-sheet-music-editor around.

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Re: [Rosegarden-user] An oddity!

2015-06-18 Thread david
On 06/17/2015 01:54 AM, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
 On 16/06/2015 05:12, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:

 I guess we don't get those questions so much anymore, because there are
 fewer and fewer users all the time.  For that matter, I'm no longer

 I glanced back over this comment, and realized it doesn't have the word
 new in it.  There are fewer and fewer NEW users every day.

 I can think of several reasons for this, such as people gravitating
 toward tablets and smartphones, people gravitating toward browser-based
 and cloud-based solutions, and even curious new Linux users just not
 having enough interest to wade through the process of getting the damn
 thing to boot on a modern computer.

 The CPU in my last machine died abruptly at 3:00 in the morning, so I
 went to the only store open at that hour, Walmart, and bought a Dell
 computer off the shelf.  It says a lot about how far Linux has come that
 all the hardware in a totally stock consumer grade mass market black box
 actually works with Linux, but I can't say the same for what I had to go
 through to get my USB key to boot.

 Boot from the DVD?  Forget it.  Boot from USB?  Forget it.  BIOS screen
 to change the boot order?  You must be joking!  No, you have to boot
 Windows 8, then dig deep into some obscure menu, then enable something,
 then reboot Windows 8, then dig into some other obscure menu and blah
 blah blah for two hours, until you FINALLY figure it out, and get Linux
 to boot.

UEFI at its worst. I've been informed by Dell, though, that they carry 
many laptops that boot and run Linux just fine. (Looking at buying one 
to replace my wife's ailing netbook, since netbooks don't seem to exist 
anymore.)

Of course, Linux hardware vendors aren't necessarily any nicer. My 
wife's netbook came with Ubuntu Linux installed. We don't use Ubuntu, we 
use Debian. But there are some system settings we can't change under 
Debian because the vendor's software for changing them runs only under 
Ubuntu.

 If I had faced a challenge like that on the very first day, I never
 would have gotten anywhere with any of this.  My level of dedication and
 persistence just wasn't nearly high enough.

 Another thing that's changing is that email is almost irrelevant now,
 and all the old haunts I grew up with have disappeared, without anything
 really replacing them.  Everybody is on Facebook now, and there's
 nothing social about Facebook unless you're a pretty girl.

Facebook is a display ad platform. Check out what the Adcontrarian has 
to say about FB. ;)

 It is what it is.  I don't see a bright future for any of the things I
 love and hold dear.  The future is young people with a 15-second
 attention span, randomly swallowing click bait, and texting each other
 from across a table.

Nope. They grow up. People were saying those same things about the 
20-somethings I work with now - and they focus and have excellent 
attention spans.

They're no more impatient about things than *we* were at that age. I 
remember my school teachers struggling mightily against the very same 
no attention span, no patience issues. ;)

Of course, I'm 60 now and have gotten much more impatient since then.

 No person born since 1994 has the attention span to read an email this long.

They would if it was on Facebook. Or on one of their friend's blogs. 
(I've read some of my daughter's friends blogs since way back when they 
were teens. Your email is real short compared to those posts!) ;)

 tl;dr stuff changed, like me on Facebook so we can get little Johnny
 Simpkins that new brain/computer interface so he can play candy crush
 all day without having to lift a muscle, just because

Facebook: The most successful Russian Mafia money-laundering operation 
of all time.

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Re: [Rosegarden-user] An oddity!

2015-06-18 Thread D. Michael McIntyre
On 06/18/2015 02:41 AM, david wrote:

 UEFI at its worst. I've been informed by Dell, though, that they carry
 many laptops that boot and run Linux just fine. (Looking at buying one
 to replace my wife's ailing netbook, since netbooks don't seem to exist
 anymore.)

I bought some random cheapo Dell laptop at Walmart about a year ago, and 
had none of these problems.  Windows 8 on both of them.

 Nope. They grow up. People were saying those same things about the
 20-somethings I work with now - and they focus and have excellent
 attention spans.

That bunch you have now is the tail end of the transitional generation. 
  My daughter just graduated from high school.  My son is one of those 
20-somethings.  I saw a lot of differences between their respective 
bunches of friends.

I could go on and on about this.

 They're no more impatient about things than *we* were at that age. I
 remember my school teachers struggling mightily against the very same
 no attention span, no patience issues. ;)

Nonsense.  I first got online with a 300 baud modem, and I had to load 
and save files from a cassette tape.

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Re: [Rosegarden-user] RG 14.12

2015-06-18 Thread D. Michael McIntyre
On 06/18/2015 12:24 AM, Henry W. Peters wrote:

 liblo-dev... installed that, installed RG 14.12.

 Now work :))

Incidentally, I'm planning to release 15.07 in July.  It has been a long 
time since the last release, and it's also the 10th anniversary of the 
total financial failure that was my ill-fated book.  It's also when I 
finally get to take a train ride, pulled behind a freshly restored steam 
locomotive.

I wouldn't put it past me to figure out a way to get a rose into the 
same photo as the locomotive, and use that for the new splash screen. 
Sadly, the iconic Rosegarden rose is nearly dead, so I doubt I will be 
lucky enough to get another good photo of that one.

-- 
D. Michael McIntyre

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