puh, I've not managed to write up a summary for the last month. SO you get a double news update now.
We currently have some blockers upstream in gstreamer. We're optimistic they are fixed soon. For one blocker we seem to at least have a workaround so we can continue working there. Its about implementing 'mute', 'solo' and 'bypass' states of machines. The other issue is seeking. Means we still can't loop, scrubb and most important properly detect the end-of-song.
Still the time did not passed without results. At first we enabled the buzz-song-loader (bsl cvs module) to use real buzz-machines. I successfully loaded and played some very simple songs (two drum tracks).
Waffel dived deep into the internals of gnome-vfs. He submitted some fixes and we now have some working samples to make our songs tar.gz archives containing the xml file and audio-samples.
Recently I started some GUI test about using the GtkSheet widget from gtkextra for the pattern editor. Looks promising so far.
Finally I wrote some ideas about song-recording down.
Lets hope that the November is fruitful and brings gstreamer fixes, so that we can implement more functionality.
Wow, I was going to report some bugs at http://www.opensuse.org. To open a bug-tracker account they ask you a thousand things. Thats a bad attitude towards people who would like to help. After a while I found a page where I can create an accoun without needing to give them full address telephone number and so on.