[CM] Building applications with CM?

David Kamp david.kamp@gmx.de
Sat, 9 Sep 2006 16:17:20 +0200

Thanks for the quick response. Juce looks really interesting,  
allthough i never tried C++ until now...
But what i meant by the "things to pass on to my frieds to play  
around with" were "finished applications" that do just a simple task.
Let me put it that way: I programm something in CM thats generates  
MIDI Drumloops  for example.
And now i want to turn this into a small little app, that does just  
this, with maybe 3 Number boxes/sliders with parameters,
a nice knob called "generate" and thats it.
Is this possible? And what would i need to do it?

On 09.09.2006, at 15:58, Rick Taube wrote:

>> What possibillities are there to develop "Applications" based on  
>> Common Music?
> if you look on cm's sourceforge File Release page you will see that  
> for osx i save an "application" version of the stable cm branch  
> that works out-of-the-box if you have Aquamacs Emacs installed. (I  
> dont do this for linux because these folks are generally  
> comfortable assembling software  from scratch). this could be done  
> for the unstable-branch as well if some mechanism were added to  
> auto-download newer sources under the application (M-x update- 
> system cm clm ) ??
>> The Idea is to build something (with some kind of gui maybe) i  
>> could pass on to my friends to play around with,
>> without having them to mess with stuff like Lisp compilers, the  
>> common music sources etcetera...
> A laudable goal, however Emacs and Lisp syntax will be HUGE hurdles  
> for people (non-technical composers) that want to learn about  
> algorithmic composition, in my opinon your wish to "pass on to my  
> friends to play around with" is very optimistic... I have very   
> intelligent students that -- even after a semeseter's study -- are  
> still frustrated trying to express even simple ideas in the emacs/ 
> lisp environment. but go for it! the holy-grail would be a cross- 
> platform, non-emacs "gui" that integrated graphics (plotting and  
> notation) with text-based algorithmic development with/without lisp  
> syntax. A few years ago I had really hoped that gtk would be the  
> answer for the GUI side and i actually started this work, but even  
> now there is still no native version on osx and i wont do any more  
> gtk until i see at least that (in my lab cm's gtk gui takes more  
> than a minute to open a window, its a joke) SO im in a holding  
> pattern for gui work, as usual. in the meantime two true cross- 
> platform gui tool kits have surfacec that might allow some way to  
> move foward: wx and JUCE. JUCE look particularly interesting. and  
> FOMUS does an amazingly good job of translating generated events  
> into a notation. so perhaps the pieces are there.
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