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Added check that Runner is not nil before drawing, this can occur when decoding...

Commit by leighsmith :: r181 /trunk/Calliope/Application/ (Runner.h Runner.m Staff.m TextVarCell.m): (link) Added check that Runner is not nil before drawing, this can occur when decoding old objects. Added further graphicType switch default checks

Corrected drawing of braces, added checking of switches that did not evaluate...

Commit by leighsmith :: r180 /trunk/Calliope/Application/ (4 files): (link) Corrected drawing of braces, added checking of switches that did not evaluate all GraphicTypes with default error messages

Corrected Staff offset display by correctly initialising the Margin when loading...

Commit by leighsmith :: r179 /trunk/Calliope/Application/ (81 files): (link) Corrected Staff offset display by correctly initialising the Margin when loading a page. Moved the staffScale accessors from Margin to Graphic and set to a meaningful default. Added extra Graphic type accessors, replacing TYPEOF macro.

Made page a private ivar of System, added initialisation of default Margin into...

Commit by leighsmith :: r178 /trunk/Calliope/Application/ (9 files): (link) Made page a private ivar of System, added initialisation of default Margin into Page, still extra work required there for proper initialisation from NSCoder.

SBCL fink build for PPC

I've just posted an updated 1.0.31 install file for SBCL (Steel Bank Common Lisp) to build on PowerPC Macintoshes using the fink package manager. This should eventually appear as part of the unstable section of fink for MacOS 10.5. MacOS 10.5.X is the end of the road for PPC Mac's (and I'm still running a 8 year old cannablised PowerBook G4 to build SBCL). There is another maintainer for the Intel build for SBCL, and the current 1.0.32 in development hopefully should build correctly on MacOS 10.6.

The Bag-men of Kennedy Bonds?

There seems to be more intrigue in the situation of dollar stability. The financial news outlet Bloomberg reported about a month ago (this completely missed me) the story of two Japanese businessmen arrested in Italy for trying to smuggle $134B in U.S. Treasury bonds into Switzerland.

Generating Apple HelpViewer documents from DocBook

Apple's HelpViewer application is quite nice for users to read documentation for their application. The help documentation for each application is authored in HTML, with a couple of extra META tags.

However this is less than ideal if you also want to provide a printed version of the documentation (i.e. PDF), or other file formats, or, as in the case of the MusicKit, we wanted to adopt a common documentation format, without having some documentation authored in RTF, some in HTML etc.

G-202 conversion

I recently finished modifying my main axe, a Roland G-202 guitar synth controller, installing a set of RMC bridge piezoelectric pickups in addition to the original GK-1 hexaphonic pickup electronics. This allows simultaneously controlling both an Axon-100MKII (digital, MIDI) and a Roland GR-300 (analogue) guitar synthesisers. This was to avoid resorting to trying to build a 24-pin splitter and BC-13 (which runs the GK-1 pickups at +/-7V rather than the original +/-15V.

MusicKit V5.6.0 now available

After a period that is much longer than I had hoped for, a new release V5.6.0 of the MusicKit is now available. The change log is huge, but the highlights are:

  • Documentation on building the MusicKit has been improved.
  • Now builds on MacOS 10.5.X Intel or PPC and GNUstep.
  • No longer requires external libraries to build. The system will be built with reduced functionality (mostly impacting the SndKit) if the dependent libraries are not installed.
  • added use of svn2cl, made echo statements hide

    Commit by leighsmith :: r3599 /trunk/MusicKit/Utilities/Packaging/Makefile: (link) added use of svn2cl, made echo statements hide

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