Guitarix updates

Things have been moving along for the Guitarix project lately. First of all, they have redesigned their website and forum. Also, their website now has a new domain at guitarix.org, while the source code is still hosted at sourceforge.

Hermann Meyer has recently been working on pedal simulations generated from schematic files, using Guitarix's Ampsim Toolkit.

You will now find the following pedal simulations in Guitarix's git repository -

  • Fuzz Face JH1
  • Fuzz Face Fuller Mods
  • Fuzz Face Roger Mayer
  • Foxey Lady
  • Colorsound Tonebender
  • Sustainer+Muff (Big Muff Pi)
  • Screamig Bird
  • Hornet
  • High Frequency Brightener
  • LPB-1 Booster
  • Hogs Foot

On the design front, Markus Schmidt is making great progress. Guitarix now has a nice new icon and the mockup that he posted recently is slowly but surely getting there. You can keep track of Markus' progress on Guitarix's redesign over on his blog.

And last but not least, the winner of the first Faust Open Source Software Competition was announced at LAC 2015, and the winner was ... Guitarix! Congratulations to the team on this and all their hard work.
 

Comments

Can anyone explain to me why the majority of audio-related software is still hosted at SF.net? The incentive to contribute is much lower than if all those nice projects would be on GitHub.

One of the reasons might be that it was the first service for hosting open source projects, GitHub was founded quite late (2008? 2009?). Migrating to another service with every part of a project is a huge amount of work. Additionally being the first known service could mean that there's a noticable advance in features and stuff which could lead to another reason: SVN, Git, Mercurial and others, a Wiki, a blog, a forum, image galleries, bug tracking and feature requests system, a website with own subdomain, PHP, MySQL database and SSH access and much more could be quite attracting to developers.

Personally I choose SF because I think its better for projects. If nothing else Github does not give free hosting for a project's website. Its hard to look like a polished, official, quality project when all you have is a readme and a bunch of files and directories as a first impression. Many of us are trying to get away from looking like just a team of coders. I actually think Github is better for source code management and working with teams, but there is actually very little Github offers that SF doesn't have. Are you really going to withhold contributions over where a project is hosted?

github offers project site hosting via https://pages.github.com/

Ah. I didn't know that. It doesn't seem like any projects are using their hosting (that I know of). Is there a reason? Sourceforge isn't perfect, but I feel like they're more dedicated to being open source (since their servers are running FLOSS). It wouldn't be especially hard for me to migrate my projects, but I really don't feel much need to.

> Are you really going to withhold contributions over where a project is hosted? I think twice. The thing with GitHub is that it allows a much easier start for strangers to contribute with the pull request workflow.

I appreciate that, its the best workflow I know of. but sourceforge now has a fork/merge request workflow as well (look for the "fork" button in the code section). It might only be for projects that use git, IDK. Github obviously had it first, but SF is catching up (even if its been slow).

And last but not least, the winner of the first Faust Open Source Software Competition was announced at LAC 2015, and the winner was ... Guitarix! Congratulations to the team on this and all their hard work. Thanks, Conor. This marks really a milestone for me and my work on the guitarix project, and the award is much appreciated here. I've loved to work with faust all the time, and be happy that this is viewable to the committee. regards hermann