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PlayerPro Source Opened

pudge posted more than 11 years ago | from the mmmm-audio dept.

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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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Yay (2, Funny)

Tuxinatorium (463682) | more than 11 years ago | (#5702940)

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!

It needs a lot of work... (2, Interesting)

Ranger Rick (197) | more than 11 years ago | (#5702963)

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! :)

Re:It needs a lot of work... (1)

conner_bw (120497) | more than 11 years ago | (#5715357)

Renoise is being ported to OSX (and then Linux).

Not open source though.

Hell Yeah! (2, Interesting)

RevAaron (125240) | more than 11 years ago | (#5703034)

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!!

Schernau's Law again (-1, Offtopic)

Gothmolly (148874) | more than 11 years ago | (#5704421)

Any post with the term " 'puter " is automatically rendered irrelevant.

No License (2, Informative)

ddefreyne (665073) | more than 11 years ago | (#5703509)

Rosset Antoine said "Here's the code, do with it what you want." No license, I guess. -- amon-re @ playerprolounge

Re:No License (2, Informative)

ddefreyne (665073) | more than 11 years ago | (#5708682)

Antoine Rosset: "There will be no license.

This is simply public domain, and you can also use it in any commercial products."

No license (4, Informative)

Erik K. Veland (574016) | more than 11 years ago | (#5703861)

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!




Re:No license (1)

benh57 (525452) | more than 11 years ago | (#5707269)

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 (2, Informative)

Erik K. Veland (574016) | more than 11 years ago | (#5709283)

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."

Dear Apple (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5707086)

Dear Apple,

I am a homosexual. I bought an Apple computer because of its well earned reputation for being "the" gay computer. Since I have become an Apple owner, I have been exposed to a whole new world of gay friends. It is really a pleasure to meet and compute with other homos such as myself. I plan on using my new Apple computer as a way to entice and recruit young schoolboys into the homosexual lifestyle; it would be so helpful if you could produce more software which would appeal to young boys. Thanks in advance.

with much gayness,

Father Randy "Pudge" O'Day, S.J.

Re:Dear Apple (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5707442)

Dear pudge,

if you're as gay as you say you are, we could have some real fun!


PlayerPRO opensource FAQ added (3, Informative)

ddefreyne (665073) | more than 11 years ago | (#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.

Re:PlayerPRO opensource FAQ added (1)

Erik K. Veland (574016) | more than 11 years ago | (#5709038)

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.

Can I still buy PlayerPRO?
No. You can't buy PlayerPRO anymore.

How can I get the full, commercial PlayerPRO release then?

You can download PlayerPRO in the download section. The commercial version still requires a serial. It is up to new developpers to create a new version without registration code. But this should be a really easy task: look inside registration.c file. Besides, with the last version, you don't need the CD to upgrade. Also, with the last version, the serial number is only useful to stop the time limit.

Wasn't PlayerPRO opensourced before?

No. The PlayerPRO source code was previously sold for $499 US. An outdated article is available here.

If you want a registration code (1)

woggo (11781) | more than 11 years ago | (#5712976)

check here:
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