[PlanetCCRMA] Regarding NoteEdit, Finale, and rumor

Matthew Polashek matt@tinysongs.com
Fri Aug 27 06:10:02 2004

I met with the president nd founder of Coda, (Now Makemusic!) a few 
months ago at work(Silver Burdett Ginn) and I asked him if they were 
going to publish a Linux version of Finale now that they have completed 
an OSX version.  He said that his programming and marketing staff had 
brought the idea up but that they were not going to make a Linux version 
at this time.



Matthew Polashek
Home e-mail: matt@tinysongs.com
Work e-mail: matthew.polashek@scottforesman.com
URL: www.tinysongs.com

Dave Phillips wrote:

> Greetings:
>  I wrote to Joerg Anders, the author of NoteEdit, and he confirmed 
> that he is leaving off development of NoteEdit. Though I disagree with 
> his assessment of a possible Linux Finale, it's certainly his right to 
> stay with or go away from the helm of NoteEdit development, and he can 
> use any reason he prefers.
>  I have *no* confirmation regarding any Linux development at all from 
> Coda Music, the manufacturers of Finale. Unless someone knows more, 
> I'd say it's an unfounded rumor. I've read that some users have run 
> Finale under Wine: I can get it to open but it doesn't work after that.
>  There's some discussion whether to keep it in AGNULA and whether 
> AGNULA members might want to take over the development of NE. I 
> realize that NE has some possibly irritating dependencies, but I must 
> add that it is a unique Linux music notation editor with a 
> well-evolved set of features and an active user base.
>  I'm uneasy about the implications that mere rumor compelled Joerg to 
> abandon NE, though as I said, I respect Joerg's wishes and his 
> accomplishments with regard to NE. I'm confused as to why Finale's 
> presence might force a developer to consider his own work a closed 
> case. After all, Finale is expensive, closed-source, and not 
> necessarily suited to everyone's work methods. NE is free software, 
> open-source, and works nicely for me. I would hate to see it disappear.
>  Joerg said that since sources are available anyone can continue with 
> NE development. I hope that happens.
> Best regards,
> dp
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