Praxis LIVE build:130508

A new build of Praxis LIVE is now available from the usual place, with Windows (.exe) installer, zip distribution, and of course Linux (.deb) installer. This release has taken a little longer than normal to put together. A project I was involved with over the first few months of 2013 helped fund some nice new features, but it took a little time to get them in a releasable state (read the release notes for a full list of what’s new).

Meeting Point by Digital Prisoners

Meeting Point (2013) – Digital Prisoners – Bonn Square, Oxford.

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Praxis LIVE – development update Oct 2012

Well, if you’ve been following this blog you might be forgiven for thinking that Praxis LIVE development has stalled over the last few months!  This is actually far from the truth, but it’s also been a busy few months in other ways so updating here has taken a bit of a back seat. Continue reading

The Influence of the Actor Model (Praxis architecture 101)

No, not a post about my salacious exploits with a C-list Hollywood celebrity (that’s for a different blog 🙂 ), but a technical overview of a key aspect of the Praxis architecture. Absolutely essential to Praxis’ media neutral architecture, as well as the ability to edit everything live, is an asynchronous, shared-nothing, message-passing system. This is loosely inspired by the Actor Model and other solutions for concurrent / distributed programming (without following any particular concept to the letter). Continue reading