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sibelius

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Opensource the Code?
« on: January 16, 2023, 06:36:16 PM »
Hi!

First thanks so much for this fantastic software. It's unreal just how much stuff is here to use. It's endless possibility!

I was wondering if there's any chance the source-code could be posted to GitHub? I'm keen on looking into porting a version of this to Mac. More generally though, if it were open source then other folks could easily contribute bug fixes, etc, and in general just browse the code for ideas! Since the software is free, I figured I would suggest this.

Thoughts?

Thanks again for all of your work on this!

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Re: Opensource the Code?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2023, 08:01:20 PM »
Planetdance is made with two languages, c/c++ and astrobasic.
The framework i use is borland c++builder 6 which is not available anymore so you'd have considerable trouble using that, besides i don't want to make it open source, the framework not being available is one of the reasons.
Pd also contains the astrobasic language and those are open source meaning you can contribute or write modules of your own.
Do Help / F1 and look at astrobasic. Also Application - Edit.
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Re: Opensource the Code?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2023, 11:26:00 PM »
No problem! Worth pondering that even though its built via an old framework that's hard to find, with it being open source someone might joyfully contribute to fixing that issue (as well as any other issues), as that's what open source is for. And it's hard to understand why something that's free would be closed source, but perhaps that's just my generation talking where things are typically open source by default, and then move closed source only when strictly necessary. Anyways! I thought I would try. Thanks again for your great work here.