Bol Processor 2.9.8 has had an eight-year existence requiring very few bug fixes. However it needs 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 is MacOS 10.14 (Mojave).
The entire graphic interface must be 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 important features such as real-time MIDI and graphics 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 is a major step towards a multiplatform version.
The new application is being tested with a graphic user interface programmed in PHP. This requires a web server on which to run but will allow anyone with a web browser to try out BP without installing anything. Ideally, once it is ready we will try to make a public BP server available online. Yet there are opportunities to try out this new user interface sooner (follow this link).
➡ 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.