SuperCollider 3.5 Beta Released

After 2 years of Supercollider 3.4, finally the beta version of SuperCollider 3.5 was released yesterday.

I have been compiling SC3 for a while, so that I have known what has been changed. But for the official version users, this might be fresh to experience.

The most noticeable change is the gui. (surely noticeable)

Now this gui is QT based, not cocoa based.

For instance, this is the help brower (Help.gui, or cmd+d in osx)

I personally dislike the white background, but now it can be fixed by correcting css file. This might be very comfortable for a user to search for their need. Especially when searching for a UGen, it also gives you all class definition and examples below, of course together with the description(explanation) of the Ugen itself.

Another nice part of the help browser is the auto-completion. When you type something on the search window, it will show the result of what you are typing in. It might be an easier for a person like me who forgets the name of the ugen or class name very often.

The startup file on ~/Library/Application Support/SuperCollider/ should be changed to ‘startup.scd’ if you have ‘startup.rtf’ file.

I don’t remember by heart what important changes are there for now.

After I use this beta version for a while, I will update the post.


Oh, this is the download links and comment from the mailing list.

if you find a bug, please report to the mailing lists and/or file a bug report
at the better the description
and the easier it is to fix the bug, so providing a simple reproducer or a
minimal test case will help a lot.

source tarballs:

osx package (ia32/x86_64, requires at least 10.5):

git repository (3.5 branch):

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