Michael, and all:

The reason I have stuck with Rosegarden for probably a decade, is because it does so many things. 

I know that causes complexity, and makes support more difficult, but users do notice how much it does, and appreciate it. 

I have been thinking of using the Windows version of Rosegarden for my MIDI/music training initiative, but on hearing that audio support is not included in the Windows version, that one thing rules it out. 

This one case may illustrate the value of it doing so many things. 

I would like to express yet one more time, how much I am grateful for the time and effort all of you have put into Rosegarden, and continue to put into it. 


On Sat, 2012-09-08 at 08:23 -0400, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
On 09/08/2012 03:44 AM, Richard Bown wrote:

> The perception will be that RG is on the move and those
> developers who like to do stuff for the kudos of having their name on
> something might well be attracted to that.

I really doubt it, as far as that goes.  I've seen them come and seen 
them go.  Somebody looking for kudos quickly figures out that Rosegarden 
is a lot of work, and that's nothing version control can simplify.  This 
thing is just complicated.

It's pretty cool that it works as well as it does, considering all the 
things it tries to do.  Just look how you dumped audio support in your 
Windows port, for example.  It saved you a lot of headaches, didn't it?

All we have to do is drop the matrix for the notation users, and drop 
notation for the matrix users and drop MIDI for the audio users and drop 
audio for the MIDI users and everybody will be happy.