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1 Qsampler - A LinuxSampler Qt GUI Interface
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4 ChangeLog
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7 GIT HEAD
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9 - Dropped the --enable-qt5 from configure as found redundant
10 given that's the build default anyway (suggestion by Guido
11 Scholz, while for Qtractor, thanks).
12
13 * Automake: set environment variable GCC_COLORS=auto to allow GCC to
14 auto detect whether it (sh/c)ould output its messages in color.
15
16
17 0.4.0 2016-04-05 Spring'16 release frenzy.
18
19 * Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.
20
21 * Prevent x11extras module from use on non-X11/Unix plaforms.
22
23 * Messages standard output capture has been improved again, now
24 in both ways a non-blocking pipe may get.
25
26 * Single/unique application instance control adapted to Qt5/X11.
27
28
29 0.3.1 2015-07-19 Summer'15 release frenzy.
30
31 * Fixed configure script's Qt include directory lookup for some
32 64bit Linux flavours.
33
34 * Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
35
36 * A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore
37 sub-routine is now in effect. (EXPERIMENTAL)
38
39 * Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
40
41
42 0.3.0 2015-03-25 Pre-LAC2015 release frenzy.
43
44 * Added application description as freedesktop.org's AppData.
45
46 * Added this "Don't ask/show this again" option to some if not most
47 of the nagging warning/error message boxes.
48
49 * Mac OS X: Fixed default path of linuxsampler binary.
50
51 * When closing qsampler and showing the user the dialog whether to
52 stop the LinuxSampler backend, set the default selection to "Yes".
53
54 * Master volume slider now getting proper layout when changing its
55 main toolbar orientation.
56
57 * Messages standard output capture has been slightly improved
58 as for non-blocking i/o, whenever available.
59
60 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect the new --includedir.
61
62 * A man page has beed added (making up Matt Flax's work on
63 debian, thanks).
64
65 * Translations install directory change.
66
67 * Added support for SF2 instrument names/preset enumeration.
68
69 * Added instrument list popup on channel strip which shows up when
70 the instrument name is clicked. Allows faster switching among
71 instruments of the same file.
72
73 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect its new --libdir
74 (impolitely forcing the user now to have at least libgig 3.3.0).
75
76
77 0.2.3 2013-12-31 A fifth of a Jubilee.
78
79 * Allow the build system to include an user specified LDFLAGS.
80
81 * More preparations for Qt5 configure build.
82
83 * Standard scalable format (SVG) and MIME type icons support for
84 session files (*.lscp) is now being added.
85
86 * Preparations for Qt5 migration.
87
88 * Added include <unistd.h> to shut up gcc 4.7 build failures.
89
90 * Make(ing) -jN parallel builds now available for the masses.
91
92 * Fixed Makefile.in handling of installation directories to the
93 configure script eg. --datadir, --localedir.
94
95 * Made lookup of translation files work inside a Mac OS X bundle.
96
97 * Minor Mac OS X compilation error fix.
98
99 * Debugging stacktrace now applies to all working threads.
100
101 * Made lookup of translation files more robust on Windows.
102
103 * Fixes for cross compiling and building for Windows with configure
104 and make.
105
106 * libX11 is now being added explicitly to the build link phase,
107 as seen necessary on some bleeding-edge distros eg. Fedora 13,
108 Debian 6.
109
110 * Moving from old deprecated Qt3'ish custom event post handling
111 into regular asynchronous signal/slot strategy.
112
113 * Sampler channel and instrument file requester support for
114 other than GIG engine instrument files (*gig; *.dls) has
115 been added, making roads for the newer SFZ and SF2 engines
116 instrument files (*.sfz; *.sf2).
117
118 * General standard dialog buttons layout is now in place.
119
120 * Initial widget geometry and visibility persistence logic has
121 been slightly revised as much to avoid crash failures due to
122 wrong main widget hidden state.
123
124 * General source tree layout and build configuration change.
125
126 * Automatic crash-dump reports, debugger stack-traces (gdb), back-
127 traces, whatever, are being introduced as a brand new configure
128 option (--enable-stacktrace) and default enabled on debug build
129 targets (--enable-debug).
130
131 * Attempt to fix broken instrument list model/view on Qt >= 4.6.
132
133 * Device parameter spin-box default maximum has been set higher:
134 now at a magic 24-bit limit (16777216) instead of older 16-bit
135 (65536), possibly fixing bug #136.
136
137 * LADISH Level 1 support has been added: SIGUSR1 signal trap
138 just makes it a shortcut to File/Save.
139
140 * MIDI Device Status menu is disabled when no MIDI device exists;
141 a menu separator has been added.
142
143 * Window manager's close button was found missing from the Devices
144 and Instruments widgets when on Qt >= 4.5, now fixed.
145
146 * MIDI activity indicator on channel strips and MIDI device status
147 widgets is now implemented as a flashing green LED, instead of a
148 lame green solid background :).
149
150 * Global configuration state is now explicitly saved/committed to
151 disk when View/Options... dialog changes are accepted and applied.
152
153 * Czech (cs) translation added (by Pavel Fric).
154
155
156 0.2.2 2009-08-01 New release cycle.
157
158 * Russian (qsampler_ru.ts by Alexandre Prokoudine) makes it as
159 brand first translation delivered. Thanks and welcomes whom
160 ever may follow ;)
161
162 * Converted obsolete QMessageBox forms to standard buttons.
163
164 * Added support for runtime max. voices / disk streams setting
165 (accessible from the "Options..." dialog). Those fine tuning
166 settings will be saved in case the user modified them and
167 automatically restored to the sampler when reconnecting to
168 a sampler the next time.
169
170 * Grayed/disabled palette color group fix for dark color themes.
171
172 * Fait-divers: desktop menu file touched to openSUSE conventions.
173
174 * Due to some trouble with newer Qt >= 4.4 applications regarding
175 font size configuration, a new global user option is now available
176 to the rescue: View/Options... /Display/Other/Base font size
177 (default none).
178
179 * Attempt to load Qt's own translation support and get rid of
180 the ever warning startup message, unless built in debug mode.
181 (transaction by Guido Scholz, while on qsynth-devel, thanks).
182
183 * Only one application instance is now allowed to be up and
184 running, with immediate but graceful termination upon startup
185 iif an already running instance is detected, which will see its
186 main widget shown up automatically (Qt/X11 platform only).
187
188 * Messages file logging makes its first long overdue appearance,
189 with user configurable settings in View/Options.../Server/Logging.
190
191 * Bugfix in sampler channel dialog, driver combo boxes' content were
192 screwed.
193
194 * Automatically add & remove channel strips as they were removed
195 e.g. by other frontends.
196
197 * Refresh device management dialog when device informations changed,
198 e.g. on changes caused by other frontends
199 (fixes segfault on device changes)
200
201 * Implemented MIDI device activity windows, selectable from the
202 "View" main menu.
203
204 * Implemented MIDI activity indicator on channel strips.
205
206 * Added FX Sends Dialog to Channel Strips.
207
208 * Color pallete fix for the instrument name display in channel
209 strip, particularly notorious on Mac OS X builds.
210
211 * Added dialog when the application exits which lets the user
212 decide whether to keep the LinuxSampler running or not.
213
214
215 0.2.1 2007-12-06 Qt4 migration was complete.
216
217 * Added recent new support of libgig for retrieving instrument
218 names in avery fast way. If libgig provides this feature, then
219 the respective name retrieval setting in qsampler is enabled by
220 default.
221
222 * The current selected/activated channel-strip is now visually
223 evident while in the application workspace (highlighting).
224
225 * Make View/Menubar and Toolbar shortcuts accessible even though
226 the main menu and toobar are not visible.
227
228 * Audio routing table is initially hidden in the dialog, when
229 creating a new sampler channel.
230
231 * README requirements and configuration notes update.
232
233 * Disable OK button in sampler channel form and MIDI instrument
234 form if no valid engine is selected (to avoid bothering newbie
235 users with confusing LSCP syntax errors when using the UI the
236 first time).
237
238 * Fixed creation of devices (don't try to set device parameters
239 which the user did not touch in the device creation dialog).
240
241 * Added Windows file path support.
242
243 * Fixed win32/qmakefile and win32/config.h so that it compiles
244 under win32.
245
246 * Qt4 port of the application.
247
248
249 0.1.5 2007-10-15 Five months later a fifth is heard.
250
251 * Added support for LSCP escape sequences to allow loading and
252 mapping instrument files with special characters in their
253 filename, as well as special characters for instrument names
254 and instrument map names (requires LSCP v1.2 on sampler side).
255
256 * Added new button "Edit" to the channel strips, which probably
257 does exactly what you think it does: it opens an appropriate
258 instrument editor application; the channel instrument editor
259 tool is also accessible from the main menu and toolbar.
260
261 * Application icon is now installed to ${prefix}/share/pixmaps;
262 application desktop entry file is now included in installation;
263 spec file (RPM) is now a bit more openSUSE compliant.
264
265 * Crash fix on double-clicking on a empty instrument list.
266
267
268 0.1.4 2007-05-04 Almost another year has gone by.
269
270 * Channel button colors have changed: yellow for mute and
271 cyan for solo is now the rule, but note that this color
272 highlighting is only rendered on some widget styles.
273
274 * Master sampler volume slider/spinbox combo is now featured.
275
276 * Initial support for sampler channel FX sends, while saving
277 the session state, only at code-level.
278
279 * Sampler channel setup dialog does not mandate for valid nor
280 existing instrument file name.
281
282 * Revised error verbosity in general and on session load/save;
283 hour-glass wait cursor is now displayed on session load/save;
284 keyboard shortcuts changed on MIDI instruments view context;
285 improved channel strip arrangement on session open/load;
286 instrument map entry removal confirmation (as optional);
287 corrected some tooltip text strings.
288
289 * Most top-level widgets were missing the normal-widget flag,
290 which were causing some sticky size behavior while on some
291 window managers.
292
293 * Added preliminary MIDI instrument mapping support; now
294 with an instrument list widget and editing capabilities;
295 MIDI instrumeent map program numbers are now displayed in
296 the range 1-128, instead of the internal 0-127.
297
298 * GPL address update.
299
300
301 0.1.3 2006-06-01 Its been a long year isn't it?
302
303 * Changed deprecated copyright attribute to license,
304 on qsampler.spec (RPM).
305
306 * Added configure support for x86_64 libraries (UNTESTED).
307
308 * Optional specification of alternate liblscp and libgig
309 installation paths have been added to configure command
310 arguments (--with-liblscp, --with-libgig).
311
312 * Whenever the listing of actual instrument names is not an
313 option (e.g. due to lack of libgig support), the whole
314 number of selectable instrument items is now being graciously
315 increased from just the bare 8 (eight) right up through 100
316 (one hundred), on the sampler channel setup dialog.
317
318 * The selection buttons, on the right of the Instrument, Audio
319 and MIDI devices combo-boxes, on the sampler channel dialog,
320 are now expected to be a little better looking than it was
321 before, at least for those Mac OS X eyes.
322
323 * Minor fixing on the initial messages dock-window height.
324
325 * Audio output channel routing configuration finally hits
326 the sampler channel dialog, at last! (EXPERIMENTAL).
327
328 * All widget captions changed to include proper application
329 title name prefix.
330
331 * Attempt to bring those aging autoconf templates to date;
332 sample SPEC file for RPM build is now being included and
333 generated at configure time.
334
335 * Set to use QApplication::setMainWidget() instead of
336 registering the traditional lastWindowClosed() signal
337 to quit() slot, just to let the -geometry command line
338 argument have some effect on X11.
339
340 * Added MUTE/SOLO buttons to individual channel strips.
341
342 * Fixed compilation error which occured when Qt was
343 compiled with -no-stl.
344
345
346 0.1.2 2005-06-23 Even minor workings needs a rest.
347
348 * Fixed output disability when messages limit option is
349 turned off (thanks to Wolfgang Woehl for spotting this
350 one, while on qjackctl).
351
352 * Added CHANNEL_INFO event feedback notification handling;
353 minor stream/voice usage auto-refresh cycle optimization.
354
355
356 0.1.1 2005-06-12 The mantra of bugfixes.
357
358 * New improved and full-featured application icon, thanks
359 to Christian Schoenebeck design.
360
361 * Fixed refresh cycle of channel strips that are found
362 in an error state, which was preventing correct channel
363 info updates.
364
365 * Device configuration now accessible on toolbar. Added
366 buddy text label to device port/channel combobox on the
367 device dialog.
368
369 * Include libgig version info on command line request (-v).
370
371 * Minor configure and Makefile install fixes, as Debian and
372 Mac OS X specialties. Also, install does the right thing
373 with target file modes (thanks to Matt Flax and Ebrahim
374 Mayat, for pointing these out).
375
376
377 0.1.0 2005-05-23 Device configuration breakthrough.
378
379 * Device configuration is now complete (EXPERIMENTAL).
380
381 * [bug #9] Fixed for a LSCP command syntax convention
382 consistency, regarding the enumeration of available
383 sampler engines, Audio and MIDI drivers.
384
385 * [bug #13] Update instrument names list when a new
386 instrument file is select on the channel setup dialog.
387
388 * Show appropriate message in channel strip while loading
389 an instrument.
390
391 * Show libgig version in About box (in case libgig is used).
392
393
394 0.0.5 2005-03-04 Fifth alpha-release.
395
396 * Fixed device driver type channel information gathering,
397 which was severely flawed, dropping all channel session
398 configurations to the default audio driver type (which
399 is ALSA) unexpectedly.
400
401 * Channels are now properly renumbered when saving to a
402 session LSCP script, assuming that it should be always
403 loaded from scratch (i.e. zero channels).
404
405 * Disabled MIDI port setting on channel dialog, and on
406 session file save, as its use is still troublesome.
407
408 * Added new menu and toolbar option: Reset All Channels.
409
410 * Channel setup changes are now properly filtered, as for
411 only those settings that are actually changed gets applied;
412 change information are now also posted to messages window.
413
414 * Drag-and-drop of either session files (LSCP scripts) or
415 instrument files (GIG) are now supported. Multiple files
416 drop is allowed, but it only makes sense for instrument
417 files, each one prompting to create a new sampler channel.
418
419 * Drag-and-drop to an existing channel strip is now also
420 featured, allowing the in-place change of the channel
421 sampler instrument file.
422
423 * Actual instrument names are now optionally retrieved
424 from the instrument file, even though libgig is available,
425 avoiding excessively annoying load times while on the
426 channel dialog, when huge instrument files are selected.
427
428 * Set to ignore the SIGPIPE ("Broken pipe") signal, where
429 available, as the default handler is usually fatal when
430 a JACK client is zombified abruptly.
431
432 * Messages window limit is now enforced only when the line
433 count exceeds in one third the user configured line count
434 maximum; if Qt 3.2.0+ is in use, the QTextView widget is
435 otherwise set to the optimized Qt::LogText format.
436
437
438 0.0.4 2004-11-19 Fourth alpha-release.
439
440 * Instrument index selection now made via combo box widget;
441 actual instrument names are now properly retrieved from
442 the instrument file, provided if libgig is available.
443
444 * Sampler channels strips are just created if, and only if,
445 the respective channel setup dialog is actually accepted,
446 following common user-interface guidelines.
447
448 * Almost complete rewrite of sampler channel strips internal
449 control structures.
450
451 * Sampler reset command action added to menu and toolbar.
452
453 * MIDI channel selection is now a dropdown list, allowing
454 the explicit selection for "All" channels input per sampler
455 channel (omni mode).
456
457 * Channel strip display glass effect has changed background
458 color to black (was green), being now an user option.
459
460 * Minor configure fixes.
461
462
463 0.0.3 2004-07-06 Third alpha-release.
464
465 * Mon-modal intrument file loading and status support.
466
467 * Effective MIDI input port setting on channel dialog,
468 and on session file save.
469
470 * Channel dialog gets sensible engine and driver defaults
471 on create time.
472
473 * Implied channel reset on successful instrument load.
474
475
476 0.0.2 2004-06-15 Pre-revolutionary release.
477
478 * The channel context menu is also accessible by right-clicking
479 over the empty workspace area.
480
481 * Added small wait event loop on qsamplerMainForm::stopServer(),
482 so let local server terminate gracefully and stabilize, and
483 avoiding a probable segfault on exit, which was preventing the
484 correct salvage of settings and configuration.
485
486 * Maximum channel volume percent setting is now a global option,
487 provided to override the default (which is 100%).
488
489 * Client/server transaction timeout option upper limit has been
490 increased from 5000 to 60000 milliseconds.
491
492 * A channel context menu is now featured, by right-clicking over
493 each sampler channel strip.
494
495 * Commented SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_PORT command from
496 qsamplerMainForm::saveSessionFile(), it has no effect.
497
498 * Insert a n #include <unistd.h> on qsamplerMessages.cpp, between
499 a #if !defined(WIN32) clause.
500
501 * An initial non zero value (0.8) is now set for volume of every
502 new sampler channel strip.
503
504 * The order to load/save and setup channel settings is now as
505 suggested in the following lines:
506
507 SET CHANNEL AUDIO_OUTPUT_TYPE ...
508 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_TYPE ...
509 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_CHANNEL ...
510 LOAD ENGINE ...
511 LOAD INSTRUMENT ...
512 SET CHANNEL VOLUME ...
513
514
515 0.0.1 2004-06-05 Primordial alpha release.
516

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