Perhaps I need to move this information to the developers list. I got this
reply from a guy on one of the Apple developer lists.
I had a brief go at rosegarden with other packages installed using fink
(fink needs the --prefix=/sw) on Mac OS X 10.6.8. However, I found issues
with configure tests for X11, dssi.h and sha1sum. Make finally failed
because i had no alsa installed and there was no quick resolution for that.
(He had all the compile errors in here which I will leave out of this post)
Unfortunately, I do not really have the skills/time to dig deeper into all
these issues, but maybe someone can pick it up. Once rosegarden builds on
macosx, i could contribute and maintain a package discription for fink.
He seems interested in moving forward. with help from others.
On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 8:04 AM, David Tisdell david.tisd...@gmail.comwrote:
I have posted requests for Mac developers to 3 Apple lists:
mailing list for developers using Core Audio and MIDI APIs (C or Java) on
porting UNIX-based software to Mac OS X
*X11-users* https://lists.apple.com/mailman/listinfo/x11-users X11 for
Mac OS X discussion list
We'll see if we garner any interest. I'll also see if I can find out who
tried to do the port in the fink project before the change to the qt
codebase and see if he is interested.
On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 6:04 AM, David Tisdell david.tisd...@gmail.comwrote:
I can't guarantee anything on recruiting developers but I can put it out
there on Apple developer lists. I am not a developer myself but I can
test some builds. I have all three platforms running at home (Linux, Mac
and Windows). I have installed the Windows alpha and it is very
promising (Thanks Richard).
On 5/13/12 6:56 PM, Cláudio Pinheiro wrote:
I'm interested in a Mac port, and I may help with coding.
Most of my coding experience involves portable code between Linux,
Windows, ARM and microcontrollers, and I develop for Mac as a hobby.
Having said that, I believe the biggest problem I see today in
Rosegarden is the following mentality:
I'm a Linux user and I want a tool to help me making music on
Linux.. So Rosegarden is chosen because it's the most comprehensive
DAW for the Linux platform, making the choice to use it subordinated
to the choice of which operating system one wants to use. As the
Linux-using musicians demographics is a tiny one is somewhat natural
to expect that Rosegarden's visibility is minimal. And as Linux-using
musicians programmers with free time and interest are even rarer,
things pile up on the TODO queue (111 open bugs and 144 open feature
Let's take the opposite example: Mixxx. Multiplatform, Qt-based,
low-latency DJ mixing program, runs on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X,
GPL-licensed, free in App Store, has 800+ reviews (4.5 stars) and a
What's the main difference between Mixxx and Rosegarden as end-user
products? When somebody wants to go into DJ'ing he/she can choose
Mixxx to do the job as a (better) alternative to the commercial ones.
When somebody wants to write music with a DAW he/she'll try to use a
program that fulfills its needs. If he/she uses Linux Rosegarden is a
choice. Had Rosegarden be multiplatform, the mentality would be I
want a tool to help me making music instead of I'm a Linux user and
I want a tool to help me making music on Linux.. When we remove the
platform from the equation we broaden Rosegarden's target audience
tenfold? Thirtyfold? If we were able to have iOS and Android ports, oh
Rosegarden needs broad visibility by potential users, so it can
generate a critical mass that would attract developers that would
maintain a sustained growth and (even) better codebase and
documentation. To achieve it Rosegarden must walk the multiplatform
path. It must be the top priority now for the future's greater good.
With this in mind, somebody said that would be able to recruit coders
to work on a Mac port, please do so and ask them to do it in a
multiplatform way. Somebody said that could help with the homepage.
Please step up and do something seksy, atractive. Let's have
commitment. Let's make Rosegarden reach what no other DAW I'm aware of
has reached and Mixxx, LibreOffice and others had reached in their
respective niches. We have lots of success examples all around us, so
it's time to act upon.
On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Ian Gardner ilgard...@yahoo.co.uk
For what it's worth, I think it's evident that the test framework
Rosegarden should be using is the Qt one. (As least, if it's any
good -- which it is; it's pretty nice.)
*raises hand* yes I'm