Von: Kevin Austin
Datum: Mon, 2 Apr 2018
Betreff: [cec-c] John Dunn programing request, from Warren Burt, Australia
Here is a project that someone might be able to interest one of their students, who is interested in programming for music, to take on:
For the past 30 years, John Dunn of Algorithmic Arts, has been developing a series of software programs for controlling music with MIDI, making computer graphics, and modifying text. The final outcome of this work are the programs ArtWonk and MusicWonk, which are available free at algoart.com.
John has stopped development of the programs because he has been having severe vision problems, which has prevented him from doing programming work. He made the programs free because his vision problems prevent him from doing ongoing maintenance on the programs.
What he would like to have happen is for someone to take on the task of making the programs open source. This would involve substantial rewriting of the programs, which are written in the no longer supported Visual Basic 6, and rewriting a number of modules in the program, such as the computer graphics modules, which at the moment are using proprietary software.
It would also be very nice if the programs, which are currently PC only, could also be made compatible with Mac and Linux operating systems. The reward would be that one would be making some very sophisticated and valuable tools available to the international open-source community, and the keeping alive of the wonderful compositional possibilities of this software.
Thanks for considering this offer, and for spreading it widely on your networks.
Cheers and best wishes,
PO Box 1046
Daylesford, VIC, 3460