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    Freesound 2.0


    Hello Everyone,

    After much talking and thinking and more talking with various people, including Xavier Serra (MTG's director) it looks like from march 2008 I will start working on freesound "2.0" with the help from various people. Development will be paid with the Google research grant we wrote about a few weeks back.

    The development for freesound 2.0 (someone, invent a codename please I don't want to be talking about "2.0"wink will be written from zero, but will of course keep the data from the old site, and all user accounts will obviously be translated. Some things will have to go, some new things will appear.

    Currently these are some of the unorganized thoughts about the matter.


    • all the code will be PUBLIC and released under the gnu public license (v2 or 3, not sure yet)
    • obviously we will add all the highly wanted features that we have been talking about for so long. This includes the usage of 3 different licenses (public domain, attribution and attribution non-commercial), embedding of the sounds in other pages (add your freesound files to ... your blog), adding images to your sounds etc etc.
    • the forum will be replaced by a hand-coded forum. This is good and bad: bad because it means more work, good because we don't need to depend on phpBB anymore.
    • all development will be done using the python framework called django: http://www.djangoproject.com/
    • freesound has grown out of its initial parameters, so we will try to make the website more easily scalable.
    • a new an fresh skin/design most likely created in collaboration with http://onedotonly.be but this is still in discussion.
    • sound playback with soundmanager2 http://www.schillmania.com/projects/soundmanager2/
    • search capability with Apache Solr http://lucene.apache.org/solr/

    Please do not reply to this post with feature requests and things like that as we will talk about that later. I will probably make a new forum for discussion of anything related with it.

    As for myself, I'm happy that MTG has decided to use the Google research grant for this purpose. I am also very happy to be able to work on freesound again as a developer (rather than just replying forum posts and hundreds of emails per week). And, I am very happy to hear that MTG has allowed me to work on freesound while keeping the source GPL, that is probably the best that could happen to freesound right now!!

    Last but certainly not least: if there are any experienced web developers who know python and-or django who want to give us a hand... you are more than welcome to do so wink

    - bram

    Warning: if you break the rules, see my avatar. Freesound Admin, Moderator, Ex-Freesound-Coder & Benevolent Dictator For Life.
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    It was great to have the Google award but it is even better to have Bram on board to work again on the Freesound code. When we started the project three years ago we had no idea that it would become such a great tool for so many people. Now it is our responsibility to keep up with the wonderful community that is contributing and maintaining Freesound and we will redo quite a bit of the software supporting it to make sure that it can keep up with the current and future activity on the site.

    Thanks Bram for accepting this new challenge!!!

    Xavier Serra

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    Bram
    (someone, invent a codename please I don't want to be talking about "2.0"wink

    how about pyFreesoundProject ?

    F

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    klankschap
    Bram
    (someone, invent a codename please I don't want to be talking about "2.0"wink

    how about pyFreesoundProject ?

    F

    How about "Resound" as the codename for the project.

    I know, it's good!

    www.ashkanna.com
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    would 'FriedSound' look fatalistic?
    smile
    (just kidding)

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    You could just do "FSP" in a big flashy logo at the top like KVR audio has (www.kvraudio.com).
    People wouldn't be confused with the name change and the title will still retain its original meaning.

    "Music is well said to be the speech of angels." Thomas Carlyle
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    some ideas for a codename:
    FSR, Freesound Reloaded
    FS2
    NewSound
    SecondSound

    I like ashkanna's "Resound" as well!

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    how about operation hearing aid. or audioassist, or a diffeent combination of the two like audio-aid?

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    In my Opera browser there's a little box that appears over the Freesound link - 'Have you freed your sound today?'

    Something along those lines. It's the coolest. All the sounds we can hear are waiting to be recorded, reconsidered and SHARED!

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    I'm glad you're finally doing this! smile

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    How about 'Freesound, Echoes of freedom' (or the catchy Freesound EOF for short).

    Kinda has a post apocalyptic/neo futurist vibe to it I think, and fits in with ting's being free, public and for all smile

    My two cents anyway.

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    In my Opera browser there's a little box that appears over the Freesound link - 'Have you freed your sound today?'

    Yeah, I like that slogan. So FreeSound becomes Hyfyst? weirdhock:

    Life is probably good
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    I've decided on Nightingale as a tribute to the highest-rated sound on freesound by Reinsamba:

    http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=17185

    - bram

    Warning: if you break the rules, see my avatar. Freesound Admin, Moderator, Ex-Freesound-Coder & Benevolent Dictator For Life.
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    Bram
    I've decided on Nightingale as a tribute to the highest-rated sound on freesound by Reinsamba
    - bram

    Good choice!
    You made a tribute to rating and to bandwidth, I guess: with roughly 4000 downloads and weighing 40 Mb this sample should be 'responsible' for a good part of FS traffic smile

    D

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    Good choice indeed!

    Life is probably good
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    Freesound Zion
    Freesound Empyrean

    my suggestions happy
    keep up the good work happy
    -dj.sk

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    djskagnetti
    Freesound Zion
    Freesound Empyrean

    my suggestions happy
    keep up the good work happy
    -dj.sk

    You know that Bram has already chosen "Nightingale", don't you? wink

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    Actually I love the current name as well as the "ARCHIVE" look of the site.

    No need to make it flashy and for those without broadband its easier to load.

    What would be nice is to have multiple skins that a member can select within his or her profile to be shown when they load up the page on their browser.

    If you want you can call it The Freesound Archive but the original name,in my opinion,is still the best way to describe this site.

    No sense tampering with perfection.

    Strange...as wonderful as it may be,I'm still...up here... floating...and no one even seems to notice.
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    I know Bram has already chosen a name, but I'd still go for either as-is Freesound or Resound which is really quite cool.

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    That's some interesting news!
    Do you plan to host the source code on SourceForge?

    Edit: Ok, I just found the new Blog which states this topic explicitly. smile