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Mark Stephen Mrotek
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Re: software

Devin Ulibarri-2
Is this spam, because it looks like a spam message.

It has no context in any lilypond-related discussions

It also looks to be proprietary, which is no fun at all

On Mon, 2019-12-09 at 08:22 -0800, Mark Stephen Mrotek wrote:
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Andrew Bernard
I don't think they ever released this anyway. Mark, has your email
client been hijacked?

As an aside, I have noticed in the last few months a surge in spam
messages on many mailing lists, including one that I run myself..
Maybe spammers are resorting to that as people get better at blocking
spam in personal accounts.

Andrew

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ubuntourist
On a related "note" -- see what I just did there? ;-) 

I've just purchased a reMarkable (TM) tablet. I'm not ready to say it's the greatest thing ever, since I haven't really poked around with it much yet, but I was looking for two separate products:

* a device that's particularly good at reading PDFs (without trying to be good at everything else).
* a device on which I could sketch.

I'd looked at a few devices -- most notably Sony's digital paper product and Wacom tablets -- and the reMarkable seemed to be a reasonable compromise. Also I was impressed when I saw a guy at our local hackerspace using one. (In fact, I was unaware of the product until I saw him using it and said "Cool!")

Here's the tie in -- more of a fantasy at this point: One of the selling points to me was that it's got a modified Linux under the hood and one can SSH into it. The company also offers a cloud-based feature that promises to turn handwriting into text... 

That last tidbit looks like the promise of StaffPad. Given the sorta-kinda open sourciness of the reMarkable, I wonder if the company could be nudged into going beyond handwriting translation to  notation translation. The reMarkable wouldn't do playback, but if the cloud service is brainy enough to do a decent translation, it might be possible for it to "Save as..." MusicXML or some such, that could then be massaged by Lilypond and / or MuseScore 3 and / or whatever else is out there, and one can SCP files to and from the device...

It may be that a more general purpose device from a more proprietary company, using more closed source software would do a better job, but I'd rather try to stay a bit closer to the open when possible.

Anyway, just a thought...