Rosegarden (Linux) 10.02. version released

The Rosegarden team is proud to announce the release of version 10.02 of Rosegarden, an audio and MIDI sequencer and musical notation editor for Linux. This release marks five years to the day since the release of 1.0 (which would be be called 05.02 using our current numbering scheme). Rosegarden has come a very long way in only five years!

With this release, they finally bring an end to the long and difficult job of transforming Rosegarden from an obsolete KDE 3 application into a modern Qt 4 application. There was no precedent for an application following this upgrade path, and so we had to begin this process by writing our own custom porting tools. From there, the Rosegarden team spent an entire year chipping away at an immense mountain of compiler errors before they could even get a glimpse to see if the new code was going to work. From that first peek until now swallowed the biggest part of a second year, digging into every dusty corner, and putting everything back in order. On the far side of this, they have fixed more than 1,000,000 compiler errors, changed about 90,000 lines of code, and added about 200 new files!

Along the way, the development team found plenty of opportunities to improve Rosegarden, and get this new codebase turned into an exciting landmark release that probably rivals 1.0 for the sheer amount of collective effort that went into its making. Rosegarden have fixed hundreds of bugs, including many old bugs that had been around for years, and they have introduced dozens of new features.

General new features:


  • Most windows have special function-related icons associated with them, so it is easier to use your desktop task manager to find the window you seek
  • Improved flashing metronome mode and more realistic looking LEDs for the transport
  • Rosegarden comes bundled with a library of composition templates (.rgt files), and any file can be saved as a template with the new File ⇒ Save As Template option
  • New support for Frontier Design Group’s TranzPort™ contributed by Immanuel Litzroth
  • The MIDI device manager can now import bank and program information from LinuxSampler .lscp files
  • The automatic clef guessing feature (used in a variety of contexts, such as when importing MIDI or splitting a segment by pitch) now adds transposing clefs to its repertoire in order to avoid excessive ledger lines in parts that extend to the extremes of reproducible pitch

Other improvements on usability, notation, matrix and audio can be found here…






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