(We need a forum category for this sort of thing.. Not sure what to call it)
The new Tidal and SuperDirt is ready for testing. They should be upgraded together. Here's a thread for people up for trying it out. We can use it to help each other get it installed, try out the features and get things documented.
First things first - how to get the cutting edge running. I use Linux, but instructions should be similar for other platforms - please share any os-specific findings!
First for superdirt, from a terminal window change into the SuperDirt folder. E.g. under linux that would be:
Then get the latest changes, and switch to the development branch:
git pull git checkout develop
If you have changed some files, this might fail. In this case you can run
git stash to undo your changes (they get backed up somewhere) and try again.
If you later want to change back to the stable release of superdirt, you can do this:
git checkout master
The next job is to install the tidal 1.7 release candidate. For simplicity and lack of bugs, I recommend using the old 'v1-' install method with cabal.
For the most predictable experience, it might be best to wipe your haskell packages at this point and start from a clean slate, especially if you have previously installed tidal with the now default 'v2'
cabal install method. Under linux/mac os can do this by removing the
Here's how you install tidal 1.7:
cabal v1-update cabal v1-install https://hackage.haskell.org/package/tidal-1.7/candidate/tidal-1.7.tar.gz
If you later want to change back to a previous version of tidal, you can do this:
ghc-pkg unregister tidal-1.7
If you started from a blank slate, you can then
cabal install tidalto get the current release.
Ok share you experiences with that and I'll later share some fun things to try..