…and because my computer is in a bit of a sorry mess…
I’m about to do a reformat and reinstall. yes that’s right! I’m going to see exactly what it takes to get up and running with Juce coding so that I can continue to make it as easy as possible for new windows-based coders to get into it. I’m going to make a guide and configuration tool to make it a painless experience. I know it was a pain in the arse for me and many others trying to get it running from the beginning! Now I know what I’m doing it should be much easier.
This ‘Juce Initiative’ includes:
- A guide for setting up Juce on a windows based PC
- A configuration tool to get it all working wtih minimum effort
- A comprehensive tutorial to get familiar with Juce quickly
- A project wizard to easily create new Juce projects
I’ve already started all of these steps. In case you’d not seen (in the windows section of the board), I’ve got a project wizard made for VisualC++Express, which lets you create and customise a starting point for simple Juce applications and audio plugins. It’s not perfect yet, but it works and the base projects created will compile to an empty product right away. This will ultimately be part of the configuration tool, adding it to Visual C++ Express for you without getting you to find the right places yourself. There’s still a fair bit to do on the tutorial yet, but I think it’s already a useful introduction.
Sadly I’m unable to do any mac specific stuff for this, as I don’t own a mac. Hopefully though, with these efforts, it should become really easy for newcomers to get straight in with Juce and start building programs and plugins.