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The Icon Bar: News and features: Free MidiWorks - and info on Oregano
 

Free MidiWorks - and info on Oregano

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 10:16, 15/10/2001 | ,
 
Maarten Huizinga has sent word that he's released MidiWorks, the midi sequencer based on his DMStudio software, as freeware. You can get your copy from his website, http://cellar.orac.nl/mw/.

Even more interesting are his comments on Oregan in general and Oregano in particular. Choice examples include "I saw programmers come and go, in search of more reliable jobs. Oregan never was keen to pay anybody... the company released Oregano which incorporated copy[righted] modules they have never paid me for.". And on Oregano: "The project was a disaster from the start...".

Heady stuff, and one wonders how long the web page will be available. So go get your copy of MidiWorks while you can folks!
 
  Free MidiWorks - and info on Oregano
  (11:13 15/10/2001)
  Andrew C. Poole (11:15 15/10/2001)
    Richard Goodwin (12:32 15/10/2001)
      Richard Goodwin (12:47 15/10/2001)
        Andrew Weston (13:55 15/10/2001)
          Chris Williams (19:04 15/10/2001)
            Joseph Heenan (19:46 17/10/2001)
              Richard Goodwin (14:19 22/10/2001)
                Gary Hughes (16:54 22/10/2001)
                  Adam Weishaupt (22:12 25/11/2001)
 
Anonymous Coward Message #89197, posted at 11:13, 15/10/2001
Unregistered user Bad things about Oregan? Who is suprised?

Look at Oregan's history in the Acorn market.

I've heard the exact same comments from another Oregan ex-programmer.

Are we doomed?

No, because WebsterXL 2 will save the day. Yeah, right...
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Andrew C. Poole Message #89198, posted at 11:15, 15/10/2001, in reply to message #89197
Unregistered user Could this be the reason that we havent seen Oregano2 yet?
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Richard Goodwin Message #89199, posted at 12:32, 15/10/2001, in reply to message #89198
Unregistered user My money's still on Fresco ;)
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Richard Goodwin Message #89200, posted at 12:47, 15/10/2001, in reply to message #89199
Unregistered user I have to admit that I've heard stuff about Oregan before - I knew the guys who used to do games for them, how long ago is that? - but I thought actually putting something so strongly worded on his website was worthy of note.
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Andrew Weston Message #89201, posted at 13:55, 15/10/2001, in reply to message #89200
Unregistered user I understand he was not the only person to be roughly handled by Oregan.
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Chris Williams Message #89202, posted at 19:04, 15/10/2001, in reply to message #89201
Unregistered user Hey Rich, this is where you add the little 'we take no responsibility for any external links..' ;)

Chris
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Joseph Heenan Message #89203, posted at 19:46, 17/10/2001, in reply to message #89202
Unregistered user Before speculating on any relation to the lateness of Oregano 2, you should note that there's no reference to *when* Maarten left Oregan.
Also, Oregan Developments [who do midiworks] & Oregan Networks [who do Oregano] are not the same company, although some staff did previously work for Oregan Developments (like Maarten).
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Richard Goodwin Message #89204, posted at 14:19, 22/10/2001, in reply to message #89203
Unregistered user It would appear from his comments that the two companies are closely enough related to re-use code when it suits them.
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Gary Hughes Message #89205, posted at 16:54, 22/10/2001, in reply to message #89204
Unregistered user It appears that Maarten has made his point as you can no longer download !MidiWorks - luckily I made it within the window of opportunity. Verdict : not as good as !Anthem in dealing with some Midi files but I think I like its interface more.
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Adam Weishaupt Message #89206, posted at 22:12, 25/11/2001, in reply to message #89205
Unregistered user Any news on the Oregan issue? I've noticed ProSound and Cineworks have also been thrown into the Public Domain... what's going on?
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