I have been out of touch with renoise for a while mainly because I have it installed on my windows partition and I am almost never booted to windows these days. I haven’t been writing music because of this, so finally I decided to try getting it working under Linux so that it would be more available to me.
I had tried it before to mediocre success, but this time I thought I would try the special version of Wine developed for playing games, called WineX. http://www.transgaming.com/sources.php
After compiling and installing it (not as hard as you’d think, if you’re used to doing this kind of thing) I found that it actually works! Almost perfectly! I’m incredibly happy and ready to get back into tracking.
There are a couple of things that still don’t work, unfortunately. First, the caps-lock key doesn’t enter a “note off” properly, instead it actually switches caps lock. Second, I haven’t gotten it to successfully load a VST yet. Other than these two non-trivial things I am quite happily using Renoise again. I wish I could fix them, if anyone has some suggestions.
Has anyone else tried using Renoise under Wine? To what degree of success?