Nightingale source code

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benwiggy
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Nightingale source code

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jrethorst wrote:
18 Jun 2016, 20:33
... another one of these nice notation programs like Nightingale that is apparently no longer in development.
Should anyone be interested in a little project, or need another notation software option, I notice that the Mac source code for Nightingale is available on github.

https://github.com/AMNS/Nightingale

Much of the code is antiquated, but Intel porting is underway, and the app does launch and run on my Mojave Mac. Sadly, my old Nightingale files from the 90s are too old to be opened.

Donald Byrd, "the father of computer notation", seems to be still working on it, with the latest commit 2 days ago. I guess it's a labour of love.

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Re: Nightingale source code

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Is Nightingale worth it? I looked up examples, and I just can't get into it's fonts. Also, is the Windows version still be developed, or is it abandonware at this point?
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benwiggy
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Re: Nightingale source code

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DatOrganistTho wrote:
05 Mar 2020, 22:54
Is Nightingale worth it?
Probably not. It's still primarily 'legacy' software that can only be used on old hardware and OSes. The Intel version is by no means a finished release. It's not going to provide anything that MuseScore or Dorico can't do better.

There may be some interesting bits of code, for anyone into notational algorithms and software development generally.

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