The Rosegarden team are proud to announce the release of version 1.7.0 of Rosegarden, an audio and MIDI sequencer and musical notation editor for Linux.
This release focuses mostly on notation enhancements, although there are also substantial bug fixes in other areas.
The world of sequencer software for Linux is becoming increasingly well populated with projects designed for different types of user — with the appearance of QTractor, a MusE stable release expected soon, Ardour 3 in the pipeline for studio users, as well as commercial software such as Renoise, and old favourites like seq24.
This is great for Rosegarden, as it means we no longer feel we have to please everyone: we are able to concentrate on the area that we find most interesting for Rosegarden, namely as a sequencer for people who also like to work in notation. Of course, all of the other existing features will continue to be supported and to evolve, but we have a clearer focus for the future than we have had.
The 1.7.0 release includes new contributions from established project members Heikki Junes, Arnout Engelen, and Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas. Translator Yves Guillemot has come over to the development side as well. New members Philippe Macaire and Jaakko H. Kyro have joined the development team, while Gunhild Andersen has joined us as a documentation writer. We have also had code contributions from Colin Fletcher, Alessandro Preziosi, Stefan Asserhall, “Flameeyes” Pettenò, and Anders Dahnielson, and a segment parameter presets database update from Magnus Johansson — and many new device library contributions.
Progress during this release cycle has been slow but steady, with relatively little developer time available from the core team, but for this release — coordinated by D. Michael McIntyre — we have managed to bring together more contributions from more people than in any previous release of Rosegarden.