While waiting for my Solaris...

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Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

Post by minorguy » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:53 am

sam wrote:AFAIK the free version of JUCE is GPL only, i.e. you also need to release any code under the GPL too. http://www.juce.com/get-juce
I think you are right and I think I’ve misunderstood the license. I’m going to have to remove it, at least for the time being. I’m very sorry about that. :(
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Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

Post by reno » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:10 pm

minorguy wrote:
sam wrote:AFAIK the free version of JUCE is GPL only, i.e. you also need to release any code under the GPL too. http://www.juce.com/get-juce
I think you are right and I think I’ve misunderstood the license. I’m going to have to remove it, at least for the time being. I’m very sorry about that. :(
The GPL doesn't require you to open source your software in all cases (if it remains internal to a company, it's fine). However the minute you distribute binaries to 3rd parties, you also have to give them a way to get the source, true.

Don't be sorry, looks like you did valuable work ! But again if you're not going to sell it, why not share the source so even more people can benefit and thank you for it ?

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Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

Post by minorguy » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:35 pm

I decided to make the source available. You can find it at:
https://bitbucket.org/JimHewes/solarium

I know Git and GitHub are very popular. But I started using Mercurial years ago because it supported all platforms more equally (particularly good for Windows users) and it's pretty easy to use. So that's the reason for Bitbucket.

I still need to add notices at the tops of files and other info. But at least you can get a start on building for other platforms if you want.

Jim
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Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

Post by koenig » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:27 am

minorguy wrote:I decided to make the source available. You can find it at:
https://bitbucket.org/JimHewes/solarium
Great news!

I have started on the port to Mac but ran into problems with the compiler. If someone else is on Mac and have Xcode I'd be more than happy to get some help as my C++ fu is rather weak.

K

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Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

Post by sam » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:30 am

koenig wrote:
minorguy wrote:I decided to make the source available. You can find it at:
https://bitbucket.org/JimHewes/solarium
Great news!

I have started on the port to Mac but ran into problems with the compiler. If someone else is on Mac and have Xcode I'd be more than happy to get some help as my C++ fu is rather weak.

K
I haven't really got time to help, but one problem that a lot of people run in to is not having the Xcode Command Line Tools installed, run

Code: Select all

xcode-select --install
in a terminal to install if it isn't yet.

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Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

Post by minorguy » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:18 am

I've updated it so you can now load from a preset file. (But no saving to a file yet.)

Btw, I was able to compile with the Clang compiler in Visual Studio. But that uses the VS backend so it doesn’t prove that the full build works on Mac.

I don’t mean to spam this part of the forum with too much talk of programming and updates. So check the bitbucket site for updates and binary downloads. Maybe discuss details in the Off Topic Lounge (?) or bitbucket issues section.
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Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

Post by amongstmyselves » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:46 pm

Howdy minorguy,

Looks like a great program. I'm having no luck getting it to run under Windows 7. Any leads ? I've run it as Administrator but just get the waiting icon for about 5 seconds and then nothing.

Steve.

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Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

Post by minorguy » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:53 pm

It should be fixed now. Please download it again and try.
It was just a case of the program not working if the configuration file was missing, which is the case the first time you run it!
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Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

Post by John Bowen » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:39 am

Ah, thank you! That latest version finally runs in my Windows emulator (VMware Fusion 8.1.0) on my Mac.

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Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

Post by amongstmyselves » Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:08 pm

Working well Jim.

The transfer of the patch data is quite slow but I presume that is due to the lack of a bulk dump sysex command at this stage.

Steve.

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Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

Post by akoasma » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:50 am

Hello out there... i`m waiting for my Solaris :-) so i read these posts...it may be a dumb question but will it be / is it possible to drop the patch-data via usb (since i don`t have midi-connection)?...and i was thinking that it would be nice to collect (and share) screenshots of the presets that come with the Solaris so one can print them out and have them in a booklet...

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Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

Post by koenig » Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:29 am

akoasma wrote:Hello out there... i`m waiting for my Solaris :-) so i read these posts...it may be a dumb question but will it be / is it possible to drop the patch-data via usb (since i don`t have midi-connection)?...and i was thinking that it would be nice to collect (and share) screenshots of the presets that come with the Solaris so one can print them out and have them in a booklet...
You can always read the contents of the CF card on your computer so you don't really need a MIDI connection.

Point being that this is not an editor as much as a display tool so a live connection is not that important, just to visualise what the patch is doing.

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Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

Post by akoasma » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:03 am

I see... must have skipped the post mentioning that the last update is able to load from a preset file... thank you for your fast respond :-)

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Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

Post by minorguy » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:06 am

The USB connection is faster than MIDI and it does work. But I’ve found the connection to be a bit flakey sometimes. So I tend to use MIDI. Yes, it’s kind of slow because it’s transferring around a thousand parameters one at a time. It would be faster with a bulk dump that economized on parameter size.
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