[ANN] python-rtmidi 1.3.1 released

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[ANN] python-rtmidi 1.3.1 released

Christopher Arndt
Ciao tutti!

I'm pleased to announce that version 1.3.1 of *python-rtmidi* has just
been released!


What is it?
-----------

python-rtmidi is a Python binding for RtMidi, a set of C++ classes which
provides a cross-platform API for realtime MIDI input / output.

python-rtmidi supports Python 2 and Python 3 (3.4+) and is available for
Linux, macOS (OS X) and Windows.


What's new?
-----------

This is a bugfix release with only minor enhancements.

The major changes are:

* RtMidi C++ level exceptions, when thrown, do not print the error
message to stderr anymore.
* RtMidi C++ exceptions are now caught when creating RtMidiIn/Out
instances and converted into a Python rtmidi.SystemError exception.
* Helper functions in rtmidi.midiutil now raise sub-classes of
rtmidi.RtMidiError wherever appropriate.
* When the JACK backend can't be initialized (e.g. when the server isn't
running) it causes a DRIVER_ERROR instead of just a printing a WARNING.
* Various improvements to the included example scripts.
* Various small documentation wording changes and typo fixes.

For a detailed list of changes, see the change log here:

https://github.com/SpotlightKid/python-rtmidi/blob/master/CHANGELOG.rst


Where to get it?
----------------

https://github.com/SpotlightKid/python-rtmidi

or via pip:

    pip install python-rtmidi

(Pre-compiled binary wheels for Windows and macOS for several Python
versions in 32 and 64 bit variants are provided.)

or, for Arch Linux users, from the AUR:

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/python-rtmidi/


How to use it?
--------------

Please read the documentation here:

https://spotlightkid.github.io/python-rtmidi/


*Share & Enjoy*

Christopher Arndt
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