Record Live Audio as Ogg Vorbis in GNOME Gingerblue 0.2.0

Today I released GNOME Gingerblue version 0.2.0 with the basic new features:

  • Record Live Vorbis Audio stream in <Name> - <Song> - <ISO 8601 timestamp>.ogg
  • Timestamp ISO 8601 Audio File in G_USER_DIRECTORY_MUSIC ($HOME/Music/)
  • Store ISO 8601 Timestamp Song Files in G_USER_DIRECTORY_MUSIC ($HOME/Music/)
  • Meta Info Setup Wizard
  • XML Parsing

I began work on GNOME Gingerblue on July 4th, 2018, two years ago and I am going to spend the next four years to complete it for GNOME 4.

GNOME Gingerblue will be a Free Software program for musicians who would compose, record and share original music to the Internet from the GNOME Desktop.

The project isn’t yet ready for distribution with GNOME 3 and the GUI and features such as meta tagging and Internet uploads must be implemented.

The GNOME release team complained at the early release cycle in July and call the project empty, but I estimate it will take at least 4 years to complete 4.0.0 in reasonable time for GNOME 4 to be released between 2020 and 2026.

The Internet community can’t have Free Music without Free Recording Software for GNOME, but GNOME 4 isn’t built in 1 day.

I am trying to get gtk_record_button_new() into GTK+ 4.0.

I hope to work more on the first major release of GNOME Gingerblue during Christmas 2020 and perhaps get meta tags working as a new feature in 1.0.0.

Meanwhile you can visit the GNOME Gingerblue project domain with the GNOME wiki page, test the initial GNOME Gingerblue 0.2.0 release that writes and records Song files from the microphone in $HOME/Music/ with Wizard GUI and XML parsing from August 2018, or spend money on physical goods such as the Norsk Kombucha GingerBlue soda or the Ngs Ginger Blue 15.6″ laptop bag.

3 thoughts on “Record Live Audio as Ogg Vorbis in GNOME Gingerblue 0.2.0”

  1. You are welcome, Dan!

    GingerBlue Norsk Kombucha from Hoppestad Gård in Skien, Norway with taste of blueberries, ginger and lemon was the inspiration for the name of the Free Software project Gingerblue that you may follow on

    I can recommend a well-brewed Kombucha during music production with the Free Software program GNOME Gingerblue!

    GNOME Gingerblue 0.1.8 is available from and now supports recording as Ogg Vorbis Audio files in $HOME/Music/ on American/English GNU/Linux distributions such as Debian, Fedora Core 32 and Ubuntu Linux 20.04.

    On Norwegian GNU/Linux distributions such as Skolelinux you may find it in $HOME/Musikk/ if you have selected Norwegian.

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