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PlayerPro Source Opened 15

Erik K. Veland writes "According to PlayerPROLounge, the source code for PlayerPRO, the $69 professional tracker-based audio application for Mac OS & Mac OS X, has been released due to the developer's inability to continue the project full time. The software, currently at version 5.9.5 is fully matured, but needs optimizations for Mac OS X. If enough interest is garnered, a project will be started. Any takers?" No word that I can see on what license is used.
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PlayerPro Source Opened

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  • Yay (Score:3, Funny)

    by Tuxinatorium ( 463682 ) on Thursday April 10, 2003 @01:03PM (#5702940) Homepage
    Horray, another source has been opened. Now you can waste your weekends debugging your own software instead of having the company do it for you!
  • by Ranger Rick ( 197 ) <slashdot&raccoonfink,com> on Thursday April 10, 2003 @01:07PM (#5702963) Homepage

    But it fits into my code bounty []. :)

    I'm really hoping Advanced Tracker [] takes off, he's got a great design but nothing much yet, code-wise.

    I've also been working off and on on getting CheeseTracker [] going on MacOSX, but it's got a lot of weird GTK issues. Reduz is working on porting it to Qt right now, though, so maybe it'll be a possibility in the future.

    All I know is, there's crap for trackers on OSX (and Linux for that matter) now. Here's to finding something that works, dammit! :)

  • Hell Yeah! (Score:3, Interesting)

    by RevAaron ( 125240 ) <`moc.liamtoh' `ta' `noraaver'> on Thursday April 10, 2003 @01:13PM (#5703034) Homepage
    This sounds great!

    Many years back- well, not that many- I used to make a lot of music. This was back under DOS using FastTracker ][ on the family 486. From ages 13 to 19, I put together a couple albums worth of crappy industrial and electronic music- above all, it was fun.

    Around age 18, I built my own PC, moving off of the 5 year old family 486 onto a K6-2. I transfered all of my samples, MIDI files, and XMs to the new and flashy 8 GB HD from the 10 or so ZIP disks I had litering the family 'puter area.

    Shortly thereafter, I lost all of my music to a harddrive crash. (Haven't considered buying a Maxtor since!) Fuck. With my only reason for using DOS/Windows gone, I switched to OpenStep as my primary OS. I had been usign Linux and Windows before that, and retained Linux for some stuff, but OpenStep was bootiful. But no tracker software.

    Later that year, I bought a Mac, in love with OpenStep and Rhapsody DR2/x86. I was dispointed to find that there were no good tracking apps, or MIDI apps that gave you a tracker-like interface for doing MIDI out. There was PlayerPro, but I couldn't afford it, especially when I had never used it and didn't want to buy it if it was going to be yet another piano roll tracker. I guess I was just so used to using FT][, knowing all of the kb commands, etc, that I never was efficient with a piano roll or regular score.

    Perhaps now I'll take the time to relearn my lost art with this new source-opening. Kudos to the PP folks, and here's to so much crappy music made by so many of us!!
  • No License (Score:2, Informative)

    by ddefreyne ( 665073 )
    Rosset Antoine said "Here's the code, do with it what you want." No license, I guess. -- amon-re @ playerprolounge
    • Re:No License (Score:2, Informative)

      by ddefreyne ( 665073 )
      Antoine Rosset: "There will be no license.

      This is simply public domain, and you can also use it in any commercial products."
  • No license (Score:5, Informative)

    by Erik K. Veland ( 574016 ) on Thursday April 10, 2003 @02:31PM (#5703861) Homepage
    Antoine just released his code openly. You are free to do what you want with it I guess. He's also willing to help out when he has time it seems. At least according to this letter:

    Dear Amon-Re,

    You are right! I should not let PlayerPRO die!

    But I'm actually so busy :

    1) I'm now a new father
    2) I'm finishing my speciality in radiology
    3) I'm going to leave Switzerland for Los Angeles in 5 months

    That's a lot for me!

    The solution is:

    I'm going to freely release the complete source code of PlayerPRO for anyone
    and I'll help anyone interested in continuing this work or for bugs

    I hope this answer is enough for you!

    Thanks again for your interest in PlayerPRO!



    • Actually if there is no license, you are not 'free to do what you want with it'. If there is no license and it is just 'released', all you are free to do is play with it yourself and not redistribute anything (except for fair use amounts)
      • Re:No license (Score:3, Informative)

        Actually it's public domain according to the Antoine Rosset:

        "There will be no license.

        This is simply public domain, and you can also use it in any commercial products."
  • by ddefreyne ( 665073 ) on Friday April 11, 2003 @05:00AM (#5708945)
    I (amon-re) have added a PlayerPRO opensource FAQ [] at PlayerPROLounge []. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions.
    • And here's for the ones too lazy to click:

      There have been several questions about PlayerPRO's open source, and so we've set up this PlayerPRO open source FAQ.

      What does "PlayerPRO open sourced" mean?
      This means that the full PlayerPRO source code is now available. You can download it here (offsite download link).

      Is there a license?
      No. There is no license. The PlayerPRO source code is public domain, and thus you can do with it what you want.

      Is PlayerPRO now freeware?
      That's right. PlayerPRO is freeware.

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