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Re: [Denemo-devel] A patch for rhythmic entry (sub)mode.

From: Jeremiah Benham
Subject: Re: [Denemo-devel] A patch for rhythmic entry (sub)mode.
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2007 11:03:33 -0500

On Fri, 2007-08-03 at 13:36 +0100, Richard Shann wrote:
> Here is the patch for trying out rhythmic entry in denemo.

I am so excited to try this out. I will be testing it today. 


> The diffs look ok, apart from denemo-types.h where there is some clash
> with some (purely cosmetic?) changes which must have happened recently.
> However I haven't built from this patch; it is not intended as a
> finished piece of work. Things to note:
> 0) denemoui.xml is loaded from the current working directory - this is a
> development hack, so that I don't need to install while I hack
> denemoui.xml itself. This change is in view.c at #ifdef
> 1) The rhythm entry mode doesn't appear under the mode menu - it is only
> active when the rhythm toolbox is enabled (under view) AND a rhythm has
> been created (with the create button).
> 2) The create button changes the first time you use it (for no good
> reason)
> 3) You enter a rhythm using your regular keypresses for the durations,
> dotting, rests, slurs. The rhythm then appears as a button with numbers
> for durations, as a cheap implementation. This will need to be replaced
> with icons built dynamically for the rhythm in question.
> 4) Once you have at least one rhythm you are in rhythm mode (actually a
> sub-mode of whatever other mode you are in). You can choose a duration
> (eg crotchet/quarter note) and then entering pitches will enter notes of
> that duration. You can also click on the rhythm button you have created
> and subsequent pitch entries will be entered according to the rhythmic
> pattern. You can select the next rhythm from among the rhythms you have
> defined by using the next rhythm function - use set keybinding to assign
> this to the space bar or something highly accessible.
> 6) When you select a rhythmic pattern the button is highlighted via a
> hack which will be swept away when the crude label hack is replaced (see
> 3 above), this highlighting vanishes if you move the cursor over it!
> 5) There may be bugs if you enter at places other than the end of the
> score.
> 6) The user preferences stuff has not been done.
> 7) Any rhythm patterns you define are forgotten when you quit.
> The patch includes a few other typos and minor bugfixes.
> Feedback welcome!
> Richard
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