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From Mario Garcia <>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCE] MirComp 1.0.0-alpha.1 Released
Date Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:38:31 GMT
It looks amazing. I may get back to music as well  ;)

Great work :)

2017-04-23 14:24 GMT+02:00 Guillaume Laforge <>:

> Congrats on the release!
> I need to get back into music :-)
> On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 5:21 PM, Mirco <> wrote:
>> Hi Apache Groovy community,
>> I have the pleasure to announce the release of the first alpha version of
>> MirComp, the framework for algorithmic and assisted music composition.
>> The new website is online with some basic information on how to download,
>> install and launch the application:
>> Some notes (not in particular order):
>> The application is still not completely stable and has some issues but it
>> is usable and I was eager to release the prototype :-)
>> Even developers without an interest in music can use MirIDE, the main
>> application of MirComp, as a multitab alternative to the groovy console by
>> simply creating new scripts from the main menu (or from a project) and
>> using the "Run" action to execute groovy code (however in case you want
>> full control as in the groovyConsole you have to switch off the sandbox and
>> compilestatic options by uncheck the voices in the menu). Moreover, since
>> my neural network library MiRNN is included in the distribution it is
>> possible to make general AI test (even unrelated to music).
>> I wish that thanks to MirComp the Groovy language could play an important
>> role in the algorithmic music field. Indeed, since when I started designing
>> the framework I have always seen mirchord/groovy as a loose analogy of
>> html/javascript: MirChord is a declarative notation language while groovy
>> should be used for music logic.
>> Moreover, my hope is that MirComp could let musicians to gently approach
>> the amazing world of computer programming in a fascinating and artistic
>> context.
>> MirComp has beeen tested under Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10 but should
>> work under OSX as well so a feedbak from Mac users would be very
>> appreciated. For example I noted during the development several different
>> behaviors in Windows and Linux (just as an example the cut/paste of text
>> with ctrl+c/v in the code editor needed some more hacking on Linux).
>> You know, as an old joke said: "Write once, debug everywhere!"
>> Actually, any kind of feedback is welcome.
>> MirComp  requires a recent version Java 8 (preferably >= 1.8.0_74) and
>> uses the indy version of Groovy (2.4.10) even if most of the code is
>> statically compiled.
>> Enjoy groovy music (and AI)... in Groovy!
>> Mirco
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