The Rosegarden team is proud to announce the release of version 10.02 of Rosegarden, an audio and MIDI sequencer and musical notation editor for Linux. This release marks five years to the day since the release of 1.0 (which would be be called 05.02 using our current numbering scheme). Rosegarden has come a very long way in only five years!
With this release, we finally bring an end to the long and difficult job of transforming Rosegarden from an obsolete KDE 3 application into a modern Qt 4 application. There was no precedent for an application following this upgrade path, and so we had to begin this process by writing our own custom porting tools. From there, we spent an entire year chipping away at an immense mountain of compiler errors before we could even get a glimpse to see if our new code was going to work. From that first peek until now swallowed the biggest part of a second year, digging into every dusty corner, and putting everything back in order. On the far side of this, we have fixed more than 1,000,000 compiler errors, changed about 90,000 lines of code, and added about 200 new files!
Along the way, we found plenty of opportunities to improve Rosegarden, and get this new codebase turned into an exciting landmark release that probably rivals 1.0 for the sheer amount of collective effort that went into its making. We have fixed hundreds of bugs, including many old bugs that had been around for years, and we have introduced dozens of new features.
The following translations are [expected to be at this rate] complete and up to date for this release:
We'd like to give special thanks to the following members and contributors, some old, some new, for their outstanding work on the long and difficult port. These brave few are the authors of a new chapter in our history.
The KDE translation team took on an enormous number of difficult translations for us, and we are in their debt!