It does look nice like that but i worry about usability and not being able to change the colour scheme/theme?
LMMS is NOT a KDE-app, it uses Qt. Futhermore it uses it's own colors for looking more studio-like ;-) the color-mgm-thing is located at one place in one source-file, so you could easily change them if you don't like it...
If it's a branding issue, i think teh fact it's a KDE app using kde icons in this field is more than enough.
as already said, it's not a KDE-app and it uses it's own icons. You can replace all the icons/artwork-things in resources-dir in source-tree and thus making new themes...
Also how stable is it, because at the moment rosegarden is far too unstable for everyday use. Is this superior to rosegarden in that respect?
not really I think ;-) JACK-output seems to be buggy in this version and therefore causes segfaults... If it once runs it's ok, but especially when monkeying around with the song while playing it, there're sometimes some crashes... but they got less since last release I'm sur and stability will have highest priority for 0.1.3...
- Dec 23 2005
toby - Jul 13 2005
thanks, I'll add it ;-)
" * Commandlineswitch to select the alsa audio device. I have not line out on my notebook but an external USB soundcard so I'd like to tell lmms to use hw:2 instead of default/hw:0"
Thats planned for final 0.1.0. Then there'll be a setup-dialog where you can set your audio-device. But currently you can set the environment-variable "AUDIODEV" to your audio-device.
" * lmms eats a lot of my CPU (1.6GHz P4M), so the sound gets crappy"
The threading is currently not optimal, so LMMS always takes 100% CPU even if it does nothing. If there's just noise, the problem is somewhere else and has nothing to do with the CPU. I can tell you that I'm developing LMMS on a PIII 450 MHz!!! (and it runs quite well on it!)
" * The latency is very high. This way, it cannot be used as live instrument. What I really miss is support for JACK (jackit.sf.net). This way, using jack-transport, it could be synced to Hydrogen. This would be great fun!"
No, the latency is definitely not too high since you can setup this when running configure. Try configure --help for details. Per default LMMS uses a buffer-size of 256 which makes a latency of 5 ms @ 44100 Hz! I play it live with MIDI-keyboard and it runs well...
" * Of course LADSPA will be cool, but it would be also nice to add a DSSI-host (dssi.sf.net). Your already existing synth could them be turned to a DSSI plugin and also used outside lmms - while other DSSIs can be used inside lmms"
A lot of new plugins and LADSPA-support are planned for 0.2.0.
" * Rotary dials are inconvenient to move with the mouse. There should be better wheel support and additionally moving the mouse horizontally could also turn the knob from leftmost to rightmost"
Yes, I know, I'm also unhappy with current usability, but programming such things is not that easy... GTK has a nice extension for it called PHAT. With it's help you can set values very precise by resizing element and it's precision-range according to a user-action.
But thanks for your comment! - Jul 12 2005
toby - Jul 12 2005
So any translations are welcome!! Just run make ??.ts in a configured LMMS-source-tree and open the file resources/??.ts with Qt linguist. Then translate all and send me your translation! ;-)
(you have to replace the ?? with the two characters of your language eg. es, fr, ru etc.)
toby - Jul 12 2005
you have to patch the kdebase-sources - Mar 15 2005
Whom should I contact? - Feb 22 2005
patch -p1 < path_to_patch_file/logout_shadow_fade.diff
for this you must be in the kdebase-3.3.x-source-directory. if you're not familiar to this, let it be! maybe one day this patch is part of KDE... - Feb 10 2005
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