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* LSCP server returns verbose syntax errors (line and column where
  syntax error occured, the unexpected character and the actually
  expected, possible character(s), the latter only if less than 5

1 Version CVS HEAD (?)
3 * packaging changes:
4 - config.h is not going to be installed along with liblinuxsampler's
5 API header files anymore
6 - only the API relevant header (and source) files will be exported to
7 the Doxygen API documentation (explicitly listed in Doxyfile.in)
8 - added completely new XCode project files for Mac OSX which is now
9 capable to execute our autoconf environment, thus no need anymore
10 to maintain the compile time configuration file (osx/version.h) for
11 OSX manually (patch by Toshi Nagata)
13 * general changes:
14 - replaced the old, confusing MIDI program change mechanism by a
15 flexible MIDI instrument mapper which allows to map arbitrary
16 (MIDI bank, MIDI program) pairs with arbitrary
17 (engine type, instrument file, file index) triplets which will be
18 loaded on the respective channel when such MIDI program change
19 messages arrive, beside that, each entry allows to define a life-time
20 strategy for the instrument, so the user can define whether the
21 instrument should i.e. be permanently loaded (to be able to switch
22 quickly among sounds) or i.e. loaded just on demand when the
23 respective program change arrives (to safe RAM space), as well as a
24 global volume factor for each entry, so the user can adjust the volume
25 dynamic of his mapped instrument collection without having to modify
26 the instrument files, also one can manage arbitrary amount of such
27 MIDI instrument maps and assign each sampler channel individually
28 a certain map, so that i.e. separation of normal instruments and
29 drumkits is possible
30 - new notification events for tracking changes to audio/MIDI devices,
31 MIDI instrument maps, MIDI instruments, FX sends, global volume.
32 - sampler was limited to load max. 200 instruments in the background
33 due to a constant size RingBuffer FIFO which is now replaced by a
34 dynamic (unlimited) size std::list FIFO
35 - added FX sends, these allow to route audio signals to arbitrary audio
36 output channels for being processed by external effect processors
37 (i.e. jack-rack), the send levels are controllable via arbitrary MIDI
38 controllers
39 - global (sampler wide) volume can now be controlled at runtime
40 - Implemented new, improved notification system
41 - fixed compilation errors regarding OSX
42 (patch by Toshi Nagata)
43 - implemented instruments database
44 - added highly experimental support for on-the-fly instrument editing
45 within the sampler's process (by using instrument editor plugins),
46 you'll notice the new "Registered instrument editors:" message on
47 startup, added a new LSCP command "EDIT INSTRUMENT <sampler-channel>"
48 to spawn a matching instrument editor for the instrument on the
49 given sampler channel, the plugin path can be overridden at compile
50 time with ./configure --enable-plugin-dir=/some/dir
51 - fixed several issues in fundamental "Thread" class: set scheduling
52 policy and priority on thread level, set a minimum stack size for
53 thread (TODO: a reasonable value yet to be tested), bugfix: non-RT
54 threads simply inherited properties of starting thread instead of
55 setting their own policy and priority
56 - minor fix in our automatic stack trace mechanism on crashes, the
57 main process did not wait for the stack trace process to finish
58 its output
59 - fixed some minor memory leaks
61 * MIDI driver:
62 - dispatch bank select (MSB and LSB) messages
64 * audio driver:
65 - the ALSA audio output driver parameters now reflect the correct
66 parameter value ranges for the respective selected sound card
67 (patch by Till Wimmer, a bit fixed and extended)
69 * Gigasampler format engine:
70 - if a filter is used and EG2 finishes before EG1, let the voice
71 die when EG2 has finished (this fixes a problem with clicks and
72 voice starvation for some gigs)
73 - playback is no longer disabled during instrument loading
74 - all notes playing on a channel that changes its instrument keep
75 playing with the old instrument until they get a note off
76 command
77 - EG fix: a release value of zero could cause noises or crash
78 - handle MIDI coarse tuning messages (MIDI RPN #0 MSB #2 LSB)
79 - EG fine tuning: when attack is zero the EG starts at a level
80 above max sustain level, which means that there is a decay phase
81 even if sustain is 100%
82 - more EG fixes: the level could sometimes go below zero and cause
83 noises or crashes
84 - minor fix of EGDecay (patch by Toshi Nagata)
85 - fixed compiler error when --enable-override-filter-type was
86 supplied to the configure script (fixes #46)
88 * LSCP server:
89 - fixed compile time error for old Bison versions
90 (i.e. v1.28 found on MacOS 10.4, patch by Toshi Nagata)
91 - parser now supports extended ASCII character set
92 (up to ASCII code 255, i.e. includes now umlauts and accents)
93 - filename arguments in LSCP commands now allow to use escape
94 sequences, that is directly literal as one of: \', \", \\, \n, \r,
95 \f, \t, \v, or as octal ASCII code value like \132, or as hex ASCII
96 code value like \xf2) (fixes bug #24)
97 - returns verbose syntax errors (line and column where syntax error
98 occured, the unexpected character and the actually expected, possible
99 character(s), the latter only if less than 5 possibilities)
101 * Bug fixes:
102 - fixed crash occurring on certain LSCP scripts (Bug 39)
103 - another thread safety fix for lscp "load engine" and "set
104 channel audio output device"
106 * test cases:
107 - updated and fixed (haven't been touched in a while)
109 Version 0.4.0 (24 November 2006)
111 * packaging changes:
112 - changed deprecated copyright attribute to license; added ldconfig
113 to post-(un)install steps; added devel package for liblinuxsampler;
114 to linuxsampler.spec (RPM)
115 - install necessary development header files for allowing 3rd party
116 applications to link against liblinuxsampler
117 - liblinuxsampler's API documentation can be generated with 'make docs'
118 (Doxygen required)
119 - added benchmark to automatically detect the best triangle LFO
120 implementation (currently either an integer math solution or a
121 di-harmonic approximation), automatic detection can be overriden
122 with --enable-signed-triang-algo=x and --enable-unsigned-triang-algo=x
123 configure script argument though (mandatory for cross-compilation)
124 - do not automatically pick optimized gcc flags if the user already
125 provided some on his own (as CXXFLAGS)
126 - added compile time option to disable processing of All-Notes-Off MIDI
127 messages
128 - added compile time options to allow disabling the various audio and
129 MIDI drivers
130 - fixed automatic GCC CPU switch detection on PPC
131 (patch by Ebrahim Mayat)
133 * Gigasampler format engine:
134 - extensive synthesis optimization
135 (reimplementation of EGs and LFO(s), removed synthesis parameter
136 prerendering and the synthesis parameter matrix in general, splitting
137 each audio fragment into subfragments now where each subfragment uses
138 constant pitch and filter coefficients. The volume coefficient is
139 linearly interpolated inside a subfragment, unless
140 --disable-interpolate-volume is set.)
141 - fine tuning of the EG modulation parameters
142 - improved filter cutoff calculation by adding support for the
143 following gig parameters: Cutoff freq (used when no cutoff
144 controller is defined), Control invert, Minimum cutoff, Velocity
145 curve and Velocity range. The keyboard tracking now scales
146 cutoff frequency instead of resonance.
147 - added support for gig parameter Resonance.
148 - fixed bug in sysex handling (patch by Juan Linietsky)
149 - added global volume attenuation of -9 dB (0.35f) to prevent clipping
150 which can be overridden with --enable-global-attenuation
151 - EG fixes: made the length of "attack hold" stage more
152 accurate. Release stage can now start before attack stage
153 ends. Cancel release didn't work when sustain was zero. Attack
154 time now has a minimal value to prevent clicks.
155 - fixed pitch changes larger than one octave
156 - fixed EG3 (pitch envelope) synthesis which was neutral all the time
157 - implemented portamento mode and solo mode (a.k.a 'mono mode'):
158 all modes can be altered via standard GM messages, that is CC5 for
159 altering portamento time, CC65 for enabling / disabling portamento
160 mode, CC126 for enabling solo mode and CC127 for disabling solo mode
161 - fine tuning of the curves for volume (CC7), pan (CC10 and gig
162 parameter) and crossfade
163 - added support for the "attenuation controller threshold" gig
164 parameter
165 - added smoothing of volume changes caused by control change
166 messages
167 - sample loop parameters are now taken from the DimensionRegion
168 instead of the wave chunk
169 - fixed keyswitching for v3 gigs with a number of keyswitch splits
170 not equal to a power of two
171 - reimplementation of the filter algorithm. The new filter is more
172 accurate and supports all gig filter types, including bandreject
173 and lowpass turbo.
174 - real support for 24 bit samples - samples are not truncated to
175 16 bits anymore
176 - support for aftertouch (channel pressure, not polyphonic
177 aftertouch)
178 - LFO1 behaviour fixed (dampening from max volume instead of
179 amplifying from 0)
181 * LSCP server:
182 - fixed application exit on broken pipe error (fixes bug #20)
183 - fixed the notification messages delay due to lack of
184 network activity (fixes bug #26)
185 - fixed parser bug which occured on space(s) within device parameters
188 * audio driver:
189 - added aRts audio output driver (by no means RT safe)
191 * MIDI driver:
192 - fixed legacy sysex code which caused dispatching of MIDI SysEx
193 messages several times instead of once
194 - API extension for MIDI drivers which already supply exact time stamps
195 for events (i.e. for offline rendering based MIDI drivers)
196 - added checks for bad MIDI data
198 * linuxsampler application:
199 - show available sampler engine types on startup
201 * general changes:
202 - support for muting sampler channels and solo mode of the same, two new
203 LSCP commands ("SET CHANNEL MUTE" and "SET CHANNEL SOLO") and two new
204 fields ("MUTE" and "SOLO") for command "GET CHANNEL INFO" were
205 introduced for this, the behavior is the same like on a mixer console
206 (patch by Grigor Iliev, a bit adjusted). Also added configure option
207 --enable-process-muted-channels which can be used to enable the
208 processing of muted channels.
209 - support for sostenuto pedal
210 - support for monitoring the total number of active voices
213 - fixed some memory management errors
214 - fixed some concurrency problems that could lead to crashes when
215 LSCP commands were executed
216 - fixed crash when instrument loading failed previously on the same
217 sampler channel (fixes bug #36)
219 Version 0.3.3 (15 July 2005)
221 * packaging changes:
222 - fixed compilation with gcc 4.0
224 * Gigasampler format engine:
225 - LFO preprocessing was performed even though the respective LFO was
226 disabled by the instrument patch (minor efficiency fix)
227 - if period time of chosen audio device is too small (< MIN_RELEASE_TIME)
228 for volume ramp downs in the same fragment (needed for current voice
229 stealing implementation) then simply inform the user with a warning
230 about possible click sounds and reduce the volume ramp down
231 appropriately instead of cancelling the audio device connection
233 Version 0.3.2 (24 June 2005)
235 * packaging changes:
236 - updated autotools build files to compile on OS X
237 (conditional compilation of CoreMIDI and MidiShare drivers)
238 - hand-crafted assembly optimization code can be disabled with
239 './configure --disable-asm' (definitely not recommended)
240 - fixed 'make dist' rule to include all necessary files
241 - require automake (>= 1.5) for 'make -f Makefile.cvs'
242 (due to 'dist-bzip2' automake option)
244 * Gigasampler format engine:
245 - support for the gig parameters for "release velocity response" curves
246 - fine tuning of the EGADSR envelope
247 - volume of release triggered samples now depends on note-on velocity,
248 note length and gig parameter "release trigger decay" instead of
249 note-off velocity.
250 - revised voice stealing
251 (fixes crash and endless loop caused by voice stealing)
252 - don't reset scale tuning on instrument or audio output device change
253 - handle key group conflicts right at the beginning of each fragment
254 instead of when the respective voice is actually launched
255 (fixes undefined behavior if stolen voices belonged to a key group -
256 this case was followed by a "killed voice survived" error message)
257 - fixed minor issue with null/silence samples
258 (those stole voices even though they don't need a voice at all which
259 resulted in "voice stealing didn't work out" messages)
260 - don't reset volume, pan, pitch and MIDI controller values on
261 instrument or audio output device change
263 * LSCP server:
264 - fixed some crashes (patch by Grigor Iliev, fixes #19)
265 - fixed LSCP event "CHANNEL_INFO" notification
266 (e.g. did not notify on volume changes or MIDI program change events)
268 * linuxsampler application:
269 - added command line parameters --lscp-addr and --lscp-port to override
270 default IP address and port of LSCP server
272 Version 0.3.1 (24 May 2005)
274 * initial release

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