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task #8909: Submission of Epichord

Submitted by:  Evan Rinehart <evanr>
Submitted on:  Tue 09 Dec 2008 08:03:26 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Tue 09 Dec 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Fri 19 Dec 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Tue 23 Dec 2008 11:56:47 AM UTC, comment #7: 

Canceling as requested.

Good luck with your project.

Sebastian Gerhardt <sgerhardt>
Tue 23 Dec 2008 04:40:10 AM UTC, comment #6: 

I decided to host the project at a different place. You can cancel my submission. Thank you for spending the time to review Epichord for hosting on savannah.

Shameless plug: http://evanr.infinitymotel.net/epichord/

May the source be with you.

Evan Rinehart <evanr>
Fri 19 Dec 2008 08:30:14 AM UTC, comment #5: 

The licensing of the doc files is a bit ambivalent.
A verbatim license file of GPLv2 is in that directory but no notice on the top of the actual files. This could be (mis)interpreted that the GPL is in there only for reference but does not apply to the docs.

Omitting a copyright and license notice is OK for trivial files, but we can expect the manual to grow over time. Therefore, it is recommended to give them an explicit license notice right away.

If the GPL "header" is too big/sophisticated for some file, this might be a good alternative:

Sebastian Gerhardt <sgerhardt>
Fri 19 Dec 2008 12:56:07 AM UTC, comment #4: 

I will change the README file so that it does not say linux.

I read and understand the GPLv2. From what I know of GPL3 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/quick-guide-gplv3.html) it does not seem relevant to this project or provide any tangible advantages over the previous version. Like it says, both support the same spirit of free software and protect the four basic freedoms.

Evan Rinehart <evanr>
Tue 16 Dec 2008 12:23:25 PM UTC, comment #3: 


most of the files in your current GIT look fine, I think.

The manual could need a few changes, though. For example, the first line says "linux" in a non kernel context and hence this should be changed to GNU/Linux.
I think for the same reason these terms should also be spelled with proper capitalization.

It also catches one's eye that the project is still licensed under the 17 year old GPL version 2+. This won't influence the approval process, but I wonder, is there a specific reason you haven't upgrade to the current version 3+ yet?

Sebastian Gerhardt <sgerhardt>
Thu 11 Dec 2008 02:31:01 AM UTC, comment #2: 

A tarball of fltk2 can be downloaded on this page:


Evan Rinehart <evanr>
Thu 11 Dec 2008 02:18:32 AM UTC, comment #1: 

The latest version can be downloaded from a git repo here


Evan Rinehart <evanr>
Tue 09 Dec 2008 08:03:26 PM UTC, original submission:  

A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or discards the registration.

Registration Administration

While this item will be useful to track the registration process, approving or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group Administration page, accessible only to site administrators, effectively logged as site administrators (superuser):

Registration Details

  • Name: Epichord
  • System Name:  epichord
  • Type: non-GNU software & documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License v2 or later


Epichord is a midi sequencer. It has a JACK midi back-end and a FLTK2 front-end.

Drive your synthesis programs and midi devices with ease on a classical multi-track piano roll-style sequencer.

Other Software Required:

JACK - LGPL - http://jackaudio.org/files/docs/html/index.html
FLTK - LGPL - http://www.fltk.org/

Other Comments:

I drew the minor graphics myself. They are in GIF format because fltk2 only supports this in a convenient manner. PNG format is a future adjustment. Hopefully this does not affect the evaluation process.

Tarball URL:


Evan Rinehart <evanr>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

Attach Files:

Attached Files
file #17010:  epichord-0.0.0.tar.gz added by evanr (127KiB - application/unix-tar - guys in #gnu on freenode gave me tips. changes implemented.)


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    2008-12-09 evanr Attached File- => Added epichord-0.0.0.tar.gz, #17010

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