As David has suggested, I am now looking to put together a ‘developer fund’ for new DSP software. The regular Operating System code has been worked on by Jim Hewes, who graciously offered last year to do all of the bug fixing and feature adding for free! He has told me a number of times he doesn’t want any compensation for his work, which has just been stellar! I cannot express how grateful I am to Jim for his contributions.david wrote: ↑Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:26 pmI hope that John reaches out to owners to raise capital for ongoing development. Things can really speed up when you have some ongoing revenue to pay the programmers. I'd also love to see a basic computer editor, with easy and simple loading of samples and patch naming to make those things less technical to achieve, and maybe even some hardware upgrades. I think that current users would support the ongoing upgrade of the current Solaris.
However, Jim is not a DSP coder, so I have investigated some other resources, and have now found an experienced DSP software developer. Now the question remains - how much would people pay, and what items would be expected/desired to have working for this funding.
For this idea to work, I think we are going to need a commitment of each interested owner of about $200. This will provide at least 6 months of code work. A list of features that would be finished in this first project will have to be defined, so if you are interested, please add to this thread with your wishes and priorities.
Lastly - there is this issue of fairness...what about the owners who do not want to contribute to the fund? What it really amounts to is basically the same sort of business model as when people ordered from me directly - they had to pre-pay, and wait for the finished product. Such a major DSP code update would have to be a purchased item - you would have to pay for a software upgrade, which would be keyed to each individual Solaris.
Anyway, I need to find out how many of you would be willing to pre-pay DSP code development work, and exactly what features you would expect.
Please leave your responses here, and let’s see what we all can do together!