I don't own a grid, so I can't test them. I'm considering jumping into the Grid / Monome world, linux support is a plus (but not a requirement) for me. Are these instructions still accurate? http://monome.org/docs/linux/
In particular, the Max / Wine portion. I assumed I wouldn't be able to use Max on Linux. The instructions talk about Max 5, though 7 is the latest. Is Max 5 the last version to run under Wine?
I'm also very interested in the Node version of Grid studies for Linux: http://monome.org/docs/grid-studies/nodejs/ any gotchas I should know about there?
Quick word about my setup, I'm a modular enthusiast (so would like to pick up a Grid and an Ansible when they're back in stock) but I'm also a programmer-turned-manager (meaning I don't get to program much at work anymore) who sees the Grid as a path to fun programming music play with my 9 year old. I currently avoid computers for music-making, so I have an old Thinkpad running Ubuntu that I use to record with Audacity. I actually record to a cassette four track and then re-record out to Audacity if I want a digital copy. I have Bitwig on the laptop, so I could see writing Node.js based midi grid toys. The Node part seems pretty doable, but I'm a little excited that I might also be able to run Max based Grid apps in Linux? Is that possible?
So, in short - can I expect the linux grid install instructions, including Max & Wine setup to work well for me? Thanks!