Understandable re opening patches. I figured it would be a pipe dream. Very nice to bring 3.6 to parity and very generous to offer free crossgrades. I commend Taylor on the openess and agility to do what it takes to keep Audulus stirring. Will the 3.6 installer overwrite my current installation or should I uninstall first?
I think open sourcing the Windows version would defeat Taylor’s IP but maybe this will push a handy dev to create an inspired product, albeit restarting (a) community’s library expansion efforts, and starting from the ground up. In vein, I can’t stress how much of a market leader Audulus was for Windows and how clunky the others are. As a former Renoise user who switched to Reaper due to Renoise’s lack of updates in 5+ years, I was lucky to find a serviceable replacement, but I can’t help but think that there’s no replacement for Audulus. And the forum becomes a little tricky for Windows users who will lose the ability to engage in discussion on threads about patches they can’t use. I don’t mean to hyperbolize, just don’t see a way around it. Mark, I’m still not totally sure how the tag/category feature works on Discourse but is there a way you could open up a “Windows” tag for users so they could imply they are working with 3.6? I understand that the politics of doing so would get a little hairy with the segmentation of the user group, but it might be a nice consolation for Windows users so we could at least continue discussion for our own sake. And iOS users could at least answer questions and provide feedback without asking why Windows users don’t upgrade. Best case, Windows users continue development until we can make the switch to iOS, assuming my 3.6 patches will be compatible with whatever version is current when/if I do make that switch. Worst case, I switch back to Pure Data which is plagued with externals made by academic DSP devs from 10+ years ago, half of which are filled with broken code. Again, I’d like to reiterate that this a totally rational move on Taylor’s part and I’m very thankful for the tool he’s already given us.
In short, I’d like to continue my work in 3.6 and still be able to ask our Audulus friends about designs that I presume will age rapidly. I’m still learning. I just want to find a way to continue doing so.