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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
X-To: David Botton <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 09:26:52 +0200
Reply-To: Hervé Bitteur <[log in to unmask]>
From: Hervé Bitteur <[log in to unmask]>
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Thanks for your interest. Current situation is the following :

- OptiMusic 1.0, Ada version, was released in falls 2000. Since then, 
I've changed my ISP several times, and neglected to republish the 
software. I can make it public in the next coming days.

- OptiMusic, though usable for demos, was merely a prototype. Based on 
the lessons learnt, I have started a brand new design and 
implementation. The new version is written entirely in Java.

(For some time, I had experimented a mixed Ada/Java implementation, 
using Java/Swing for GUI and Ada for the legacy inference engine, 
coupled through JNI and XML. Since even the engine is being redesigned, 
everything is now in Java).

- About one year ago, an english company complained about my use of 
the(ir) 'OptiMusic' name. So the coming software will be named 
'Audiveris' instead.

Could you tell me more about your interest regarding this software? And 
let me know if you need additional information.

(author of OptiMusic as a hobby)

David Botton wrote:

> Any one know how to contact Herve Bitteur or have a copy of his project?
> David Botton
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Hervé BITTEUR" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Music in Ada : OptiMusic is released
>>Hello everyone,
>>I'm pleased to let you know that version 1.0 of OptiMusic is available
>>This free software (executables and Ada 95 source code) is released
>>under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
>>OptiMusic is an Optical Music Recognition software.
>>The input is the image of a standard notation provided by a scanner for
>>The possible outputs include :
>>- the writing of the corresponding MIDI file,
>>- the direct music playing using MIDI messages with synchronized
>>animation of the original image.
>>The software runs under Windows (95, 98, NT) and re-uses Ada components
>>such as WINDEX (Stephen Leake), SCL (Marin Condic), OS_SERVICES
>>(Jean-Pierre Rosen).
>>I've put the emphasis on the documentation, especially OMR techniques
>>and Ada architecture, so that any one interested can reuse OptiMusic as
>>a framework and extend it.
>>-- Hervé
>>PS : This is cross-posted in comp.lang.ada and team-ada. Sorry for the
>>duplication if any.

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