[CM] More XP & CLM
Sat, 27 Jan 2007 08:27:25 -0500
Rick Taube wrote:
> Since landspeed was using cygwin i thought it was reasonable to
> suggest linux.
I agree, it's perfectly reasonable. The only problem is learning how to
use Linux. :)
A relevant problem is the absence of the Common software from the
multimedia-optimized distros. IIRC only PlanetCCRMA routinely includes
the whole family. Many live CDs include Snd but ignore the riches of
Common Music, CLM, and CMN. I've bitched about this before (to the
distro maintainers), to little or no avail. Not including CM in those
distros is an appalling oversight, and yes, I will keep bitching about
it (not here, no fear :).
If the Common software were available on one of the live CDs then
landspeed could simply download an ISO, burn a disc, and boot into a
non-invasive Linux "sandbox" in which he could work with a new OS
without having to make a hardware commitment. The MusiX and Dynebolic
systems are two of my favorite live systems, I'll bug their maintainers
to get happy with the Commoners. :)
> if its not an option, then cm and portmidi and midishare all work on
> xp, or at least they should. cm and most of the package should work
> with either clisp or sbcl on xp. really its more a matter of cffi
> than the os.
> as for clm, its a bit tricker because instruments require a c
> compiler and a reasonable shell environment to configure and call it.
> im not sure about the availablity of either of those on xp. im not
> saying that they arent there, just that i dont know. if they are
> there, then its simply a matter of someone that has access and
> interest doing a bit of work. thats the great advantage of free
> software and a community of folk with intersecting interests.
Am I correct to assume that Windows doesn't exactly make it easy to set
up a non-Microsoft development environment ?