[CM] More XP & CLM

Rick Taube taube@uiuc.edu
Sat, 27 Jan 2007 07:50:00 -0600

> 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 think its on several cds but in general if you cant double-click it  
its not there. not having a gui "app" is a huge hurdle for most  
people to climb over then you add lisp syntax on top of that, well...  
on osx the cm.app helps (you double-click an icon in /Applications  
and up pops cm under Aquamacs, which is very easy to use) perhaps i  
could figure out how to do a double-clickable app in linux, but when  
i looked at it several years ago it seemed each desktop had a  
different approach and i gave up.
  longer term, maybe JUCE and ECL will make it possible to integrate  
plotting, notation and text-based algorithmic compostion into a  
realtime cm that works on all three operating systems. sal is much  
easier to work with than lisp and you can do 95% of what you do  
without dealing with quote or prefix notation. so who knows.