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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
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><TITLE
>Introduction</TITLE
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><A
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>Chapter 1. Introduction</A
></H1
><P
> This is "<SPAN
CLASS="APPLICATION"
>Kwave</SPAN
>", a simple sound editor for KDE.
Its features include:
<UL
><LI
><P
> simple cut, copy and paste functions
</P
></LI
><LI
><P
> simple filter design tools
</P
></LI
><LI
><P
> a small editor for additive synthesis
</P
></LI
><LI
><P
> labeling of signals
</P
></LI
><LI
><P
> some analysis functions such as Sonagram or Fourier Transformation
</P
></LI
><LI
><P
> internally uses 24 bit integer sample data
</P
></LI
><LI
><P
> free selectable sample rates
</P
></LI
><LI
><P
> support for editing of multi-channel files
</P
></LI
><LI
><P
> playback of multi-channel audio files (audio output will be
mixed down to mono or stereo)
</P
></LI
><LI
><P
> extendible through an easy-to-use plugin interface
</P
></LI
></UL
>
</P
><P
> If you are interested what has been done and what has still to be
done, then look at the files "CHANGES" and "TODO" included in the
source package. Help and constructive critics are always welcome.
</P
><DIV
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><TABLE
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><TD
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><TD
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><P
> Use kwave with care
(save often), since <I
CLASS="EMPHASIS"
>not all </I
> components have
left the BETA state yet!
The core application is considered to be quite stable, but some
of the plugins might be really buggy...
</P
></TD
></TR
></TABLE
></DIV
><DIV
CLASS="SECT1"
><H1
CLASS="SECT1"
><A
NAME="KWAVE-RESOURCES"
>1.1. Kwave Resources</A
></H1
><P
> So if you want to get in contact with the developers, need some
further help on using kwave, submit patches, bug reports or other
stuf, the following resources might be of interest for you:
</P
><P
><B
>Project Homepage: </B
><A
NAME="PROJECT-HOMEPAGE"
></A
>
For informations about new up-to-date releases or some other
information about this project, take a look at
the <A
HREF="http://kwave.sourceforge.net/"
TARGET="_top"
>Kwave homepage</A
>
</P
><P
><B
>Mailing List: </B
><A
NAME="MAILING-LIST"
></A
>
If you need some help on using kwave or want to get involved
in the development, join the mailinglist by writing a mail
to <TT
CLASS="EMAIL"
>&#60;<A
HREF="mailto:majordomo@fs.spinfo.uni-koeln.de"
>majordomo@fs.spinfo.uni-koeln.de</A
>&#62;</TT
>
with the text "<TT
CLASS="LITERAL"
>subscribe kwave-list</TT
>"
in the body.
</P
><P
><B
>FTP Server: </B
><A
NAME="FTP-SERVER"
></A
>
You can download tar.gz archives as well as some rpm
packages from ftp server via our anonymous ftp
from <A
HREF="ftp://kwave.sourceforge.net/pub/kwave/"
TARGET="_top"
> ftp://kwave.sourceforge.net/pub/kwave/</A
>.
</P
><P
><B
>CVS Repository: </B
><A
NAME="CVS-REPOSITORY"
></A
>
There also is a CVS repository, hosted by
<A
HREF="http://sourceforge.net"
TARGET="_top"
>SourceForge</A
> where
you can get the sources of the latest development version.
For instructions on how to get access to the repository, read
in the chapter
about <A
HREF="building_rpm_from_cvs.html"
>building from CVS</A
>,
look at <A
HREF="http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=6478"
TARGET="_top"
>"http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=6478"</A
>, or just
browse through the CVS tree through a nice web interface.
<I
CLASS="EMPHASIS"
>Anonymous CVS access is allowed!</I
>
</P
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