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Re: PATCH: Improved tablature support

From: Carl Sorensen
Subject: Re: PATCH: Improved tablature support
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 16:07:57 -0600

On 7/16/09 4:00 PM, "Jonathan Kulp" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Carl Sorensen wrote:
>> Marc Hohl has completed a patch for improved tablature support.  It is
>> available for review at:
>> Please review and comment.
>> Thanks,
>> Carl
> I like the features, especially the "moderntab" clef. Is it best
> for "numbersOnly" to be default? I'm not saying it isn't best, I
> really don't know. I'm a classical guitarist and have never dealt
> with tablature except when working on the fretted-strings.itely
> and recently when doing another project. Is it most common for tab
> not to have any rhythmic indication?

If tab is in a staffgroup with traditional notation, then no rhythmic
indication is given, because the rhythm comes from the traditional notation.

If tab is in a staff by itself, it has rhythmic indication, and that is when
\tabFullTab would be used to include stems and flags.

The folks who care about tab (which do not include me, BTW) think that
numbers only should be the default.

> I think the patch set should include one for fretted-strings.itely
> showing the tab clef and whatever other features should be shown,
> as well as a brief paragraph about tab conventions.

Yes, we need documentation for the new work.  However, according to
established policy (by Graham?), developers are not required to add
documentation information.  Documentation editors add documentation, using
regtests as their templates.

So, while I asked Marc to provide documentation, I didn't require it.  I
did, however, require regtests.

As soon as we get the patch applied, we can ask one of the people who is
clamoring for improved tab support on -user to get involved in writing the
documentation for it, working with you to get it in proper form.

Thanks for your review,


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