Bol Processor 2.9.8 (Mac version) has had an eight-year existence requiring very few bug fixes. However it needed to be entirely rebuilt to work under MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) and future versions: only 64-bit applications are allowed. The highest system version supporting BP 2.9.8 was MacOS 10.14 (Mojave).
The graphic interface has been entirely redesigned to this effect. We opted for the development of a console server application receiving instructions via command lines. As per this writing, the new application is working, although a few features such as real-time MIDI have not yet been implemented. We are delighted to announce that it compiles successfully for many systems including MacOS, Linux, and Windows with both 32-bit and 64-bit Intel processors! This was the major step towards a multiplatform version.
The new application (BP3) is being tested with a graphic user interface programmed in PHP. This requires a web server on which to run, but it allows anyone with a web browser to try out BP3 without installing anything (follow this link).
We are now planning to create a standalone version of BP3 running in MacOS, Windows and Linux environments. This step is within our reach using the PHP Desktop platform. We need the help of programmer(s) conversant with this environment!
➡ We invite software designers to join the team and contribute to the development of the core application and its client applications. Please join the BP users help forum , BP open discussion forum and/or the BP developers list to stay in touch with work progress and discussions of related theoretical issues.