At the Sounding Edge: Article 24

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In this month's installment, I look at a few notable developments going on in that scene today. Then, I present some specific news about how I'm getting along with LilyPond these days. Its stable release is now at version 2.6.6. You can read the earlier review here and here. This time, I focus on a few of LilyPond's changes since the 2.2.0 release.

The following notes are mini-reports on the development status of some high-profile Linux audio applications. The basic Linux sound system is in good condition, with mature versions of ALSA, JACK, LADSPA, MidiShare, libsndfile and other low-to-middle level system components now available.

Furthermore, GTK1.2 and Qt3 are looking dated, and some of our finest representative applications are looking dated along with them. Fortunately, the new toolkits are here, and they're looking much better, with attractions beyond the cosmetic.

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