Updates on Laras Composition

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larascomposition
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15 posts since 30 Jun, 2021

Post Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:22 am

I'm glad that you find LARAS useful, Gary :)

oldcastle
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6 posts since 14 Feb, 2021

Post Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:15 am

larascomposition wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:10 am
Hi All
Sorry for not replying earlier.
In the last three weeks, I was in deep grieved as several colleagues and close friends of mine passed away because of this pandemic. I just upload a video on Youtube, https://youtu.be/sNX9I6qWVQo
Sorry mate. My best wishes for you.

LARAS is great.

Thank you!

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] Peter:H [
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1458 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Post Sat Aug 07, 2021 4:53 am

larascomposition wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:22 am
I'm glad that you find LARAS useful, Gary :)
Seems like a great tool. Currently trying it out.

May I suggest something:
Bitwig GUI runs with Java as well. But Bitwig comse with a suiteable JRE in the installer.
Laras in contrast does rely on users having installed a working/suiteable JRE on their own...
Would it be possible to add a JRE with Laras?

1.) I have copied the JRE from Bitwig 4.0.1 into the Laras dir under "jre"
2.) I have changed laras.bat too

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pushd "%~dp0"
start .\jre\bin\javaw -jar Laras.jar
popd

larascomposition
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Post Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:05 am

Hi Gary
Thanks for mentioning Bitwig and how it handles the runtime, I'll have a look, I believe they provide trial version so I can investigate. When I finished developing LARAS to be included in the challenge, I haven't decided what would be the final method of delivery to user. There are some scenarios and utilities I can use that I'm still investigating. Hope in the future user experience will be better. Thanks again.

Edit: I listened to songs in your soundcloud. Great tunes!!! :tu:

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] Peter:H [
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1458 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Post Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:30 am

larascomposition wrote:
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:05 am
Hi Gary
Thanks for mentioning Bitwig and how it handles the runtime, I'll have a look, I believe they provide trial version so I can investigate. When I finished developing LARAS to be included in the challenge, I haven't decided what would be the final method of delivery to user. There are some scenarios and utilities I can use that I'm still investigating. Hope in the future user experience will be better. Thanks again.

Edit: I listened to songs in your soundcloud. Great tunes!!! :tu:
Hey it's Peter here ...not Gary ;-)

Bitwig was only meant as an example of an application that brings a JRE packaged with it.
I didn't want to say "please use exactly the JRE that comes with Bitwig". hope that was clear from my initial post.

Just use any OpenJDK JRE that is suitable for Laras and simply add it into the Release zip ... and ... adjust the .bat file as I have shown in my initial post. That's what I wanted to suggest.

I like your app. looking forward to playing with it a little more.

And many thanks for your nice feedback to my soundcloud!

Cheers
Peter.

larascomposition
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Post Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:35 pm

Ooops, so sorry Peter ... :dog:

Yup, got it. Just curious about Bitwig's method.
Best regards

Heri

larascomposition
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Post Wed Aug 11, 2021 12:14 am

Hi All
The result of this year Challenge is announced. LARAS is at 5th place. Thank you very much for the support from all of you. I hope this little tool is useful.

Warmest regards,
Heri

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GaryG
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6809 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:03 am

Well deserved (I actually voted you higher :))
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harryupbabble
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3028 posts since 20 Mar, 2012 from Babbleon

Post Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:07 am

i voted it first place.
ah böwakawa poussé poussé

larascomposition
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Post Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:09 pm

Hi Gary and Harry
Thanks for the vote, Glad that you find this little tool is worth to pick.

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hallygally
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14 posts since 14 Aug, 2005 from Austria

Post Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:44 am

Hello,
I´m on Monterey but can´t get it run here. The terminal says this:
Warning: the font "Times" is not available, so "Lucida Bright" has been substituted, but may have unexpected appearance or behavor. Re-enable the "Times" font to remove this warning.
MIDI Directory is created!
Composition Directory is created!
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 2 >= 0
at java.util.Vector.elementAt(Vector.java:479)
at javax.swing.table.DefaultTableColumnModel.getColumn(DefaultTableColumnModel.java:294)
at laras.MainLaras.prepareSupportingFilesScales(MainLaras.java:952)
at laras.MainLaras.<init>(MainLaras.java:340)
at laras.MainLaras.lambda$main$0(MainLaras.java:12056)
at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(InvocationEvent.java:311)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEventImpl(EventQueue.java:758)
at java.awt.EventQueue.access$500(EventQueue.java:97)
at java.awt.EventQueue$3.run(EventQueue.java:709)
at java.awt.EventQueue$3.run(EventQueue.java:703)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.security.ProtectionDomain$JavaSecurityAccessImpl.doIntersectionPrivilege(ProtectionDomain.java:74)
at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:728)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:205)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:116)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:105)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:101)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:93)
at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:82)

However I get 2 windows on start, saying File Patterns.dat and File Scales.dat are not available. In fact they are in the folder.... Don´t know what to do here.

larascomposition
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Post Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:37 am

Hi hallygally

I don't have access to Monterey so I can't recreate the problem, I tested it on Catalina.
I read the message from the terminal of yours saying "MIDI Directory is created!", meaning Laras had successfully run, but then it hit errors.

Tguyfr, a user, in his comment in the main page of Laras, saying that he successfully run Laras after placing it in the App folders of Big Sur. It has something to do with security/restriction of BigSur.

Many other music software/plugins has problems when user moved to Catalina/BigSur.

At this point this is what I can answer, as I don't have access to Monterey to investigate. Maybe you might want to investigate problems related to Java in Monterey, if we google "java problems in monterey", there are still a lot of problems.

Heri

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