After a long hiatus for releases, I am happy to announce blue 2.0.0 is now available at:
(Note: the above site is old and will be updated for 2.1.0. The download can also be retrieved from the sourceforge site at http://sf.net/projects/bluemusic).
The big change is that blue 2.0.0 has been rewritten to use the Nebeans Rich-Client Platform. This has taken quite a bit of time but I think the app has gained a lot of nice features in using the RCP libraries, particularly a nicer window system that users can customize the locations of windows of the app (i.e. move score side-by-side to orchestra, detach orchestra into it's own window to pull to a separate screen, etc.). Also, there a number of nice UI things in RCP that I have started to take advantage of.
This release is feature-equivalent to blue 0.125.0 and projects that working 0.125.0 should work open up and work fine in blue 2.0.0. I am going to be ramping up my time on developing blue and moving forward with now with new feature development. Initial aims are to improve the PatternObject and to work on MIDI input for 2.1.0, as well as going through and taking care of issues in the bug and feature request databases on SourceForge.
Documentation was only partially updated for this release and most of the documentation is still from 0.125.0. In reviewing the documentation I have decided that a larger reorganization of the documentation is necessary and this work has been scheduled for 2.1.0. For any questions regarding 2.0.0, please either email the blue users mailing list (preferred) or email me directly and I'll be happy to answer questions.
A note on installation: for this release and for the foreseeable future, the application is now simply bundled in a zip file. Unzip the file and go into the blue/bin folder and run either blue.exe or the blue shell script to launch the application.
Thank you to all of the blue users on on the blue mailing list who have provided feedback during the 2.0.0 beta releases: you have helped tremendously in helping to find bugs and make this release possible!
Thanks an enjoy!
p.s. - Thank you to Brian Wong for contributing new pieces for the examples folder! I know I have contacted a number of people for other contributions and may have lost them in the time 2.0.0 was being developed, my apologies! If you have a piece you would like to contribute, please email me and I would love to add them to blue for all users to study and enjoy!
>Notes for 2.0.0 <
[new] - Converted application to use Netbeans Rich Client Platform to take
advantage of new Window Manager and many libraries
[new] - Added PulseAudio as driver option for Realtime Render settings on
[new] - Added pieces by Brian Wong to examples\pieces\brianWong folder
[fix] - bug 2864419 - fixed importing multiline i- and f-statements when
importing CSD or ORC/SCO; added multiline i-statment in score parser