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- Early preparations for the Fall'16 release.
1 Qsampler - A LinuxSampler Qt GUI Interface
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3
4 ChangeLog
5
6
7 0.4.2 2016-11-14 A Fall'16 release.
8
9 * Fixed a potential crash on the singleton/unique application
10 instance setup.
11
12 * Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command
13 line options, wrt. installation directories specification,
14 eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.
15
16
17 0.4.1 2016-09-14 End of Summer'16 release.
18
19 * Fixed a race condition on creating sampler channels that ended
20 in duplicate channel strips; also fixed channel auto-arrange.
21
22 * Dropped the --enable-qt5 from configure as found redundant
23 given that's the build default anyway (suggestion by Guido
24 Scholz, while for Qtractor, thanks).
25
26 * Automake: set environment variable GCC_COLORS=auto to allow GCC to
27 auto detect whether it (sh/c)ould output its messages in color.
28
29
30 0.4.0 2016-04-05 Spring'16 release frenzy.
31
32 * Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.
33
34 * Prevent x11extras module from use on non-X11/Unix plaforms.
35
36 * Messages standard output capture has been improved again, now
37 in both ways a non-blocking pipe may get.
38
39 * Single/unique application instance control adapted to Qt5/X11.
40
41
42 0.3.1 2015-07-19 Summer'15 release frenzy.
43
44 * Fixed configure script's Qt include directory lookup for some
45 64bit Linux flavours.
46
47 * Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
48
49 * A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore
50 sub-routine is now in effect.
51
52 * Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
53
54
55 0.3.0 2015-03-25 Pre-LAC2015 release frenzy.
56
57 * Added application description as freedesktop.org's AppData.
58
59 * Added this "Don't ask/show this again" option to some if not most
60 of the nagging warning/error message boxes.
61
62 * Mac OS X: Fixed default path of linuxsampler binary.
63
64 * When closing qsampler and showing the user the dialog whether to
65 stop the LinuxSampler backend, set the default selection to "Yes".
66
67 * Master volume slider now getting proper layout when changing its
68 main toolbar orientation.
69
70 * Messages standard output capture has been slightly improved
71 as for non-blocking i/o, whenever available.
72
73 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect the new --includedir.
74
75 * A man page has beed added (making up Matt Flax's work on
76 debian, thanks).
77
78 * Translations install directory change.
79
80 * Added support for SF2 instrument names/preset enumeration.
81
82 * Added instrument list popup on channel strip which shows up when
83 the instrument name is clicked. Allows faster switching among
84 instruments of the same file.
85
86 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect its new --libdir
87 (impolitely forcing the user now to have at least libgig 3.3.0).
88
89
90 0.2.3 2013-12-31 A fifth of a Jubilee.
91
92 * Allow the build system to include an user specified LDFLAGS.
93
94 * More preparations for Qt5 configure build.
95
96 * Standard scalable format (SVG) and MIME type icons support for
97 session files (*.lscp) is now being added.
98
99 * Preparations for Qt5 migration.
100
101 * Added include <unistd.h> to shut up gcc 4.7 build failures.
102
103 * Make(ing) -jN parallel builds now available for the masses.
104
105 * Fixed Makefile.in handling of installation directories to the
106 configure script eg. --datadir, --localedir.
107
108 * Made lookup of translation files work inside a Mac OS X bundle.
109
110 * Minor Mac OS X compilation error fix.
111
112 * Debugging stacktrace now applies to all working threads.
113
114 * Made lookup of translation files more robust on Windows.
115
116 * Fixes for cross compiling and building for Windows with configure
117 and make.
118
119 * libX11 is now being added explicitly to the build link phase,
120 as seen necessary on some bleeding-edge distros eg. Fedora 13,
121 Debian 6.
122
123 * Moving from old deprecated Qt3'ish custom event post handling
124 into regular asynchronous signal/slot strategy.
125
126 * Sampler channel and instrument file requester support for
127 other than GIG engine instrument files (*gig; *.dls) has
128 been added, making roads for the newer SFZ and SF2 engines
129 instrument files (*.sfz; *.sf2).
130
131 * General standard dialog buttons layout is now in place.
132
133 * Initial widget geometry and visibility persistence logic has
134 been slightly revised as much to avoid crash failures due to
135 wrong main widget hidden state.
136
137 * General source tree layout and build configuration change.
138
139 * Automatic crash-dump reports, debugger stack-traces (gdb), back-
140 traces, whatever, are being introduced as a brand new configure
141 option (--enable-stacktrace) and default enabled on debug build
142 targets (--enable-debug).
143
144 * Attempt to fix broken instrument list model/view on Qt >= 4.6.
145
146 * Device parameter spin-box default maximum has been set higher:
147 now at a magic 24-bit limit (16777216) instead of older 16-bit
148 (65536), possibly fixing bug #136.
149
150 * LADISH Level 1 support has been added: SIGUSR1 signal trap
151 just makes it a shortcut to File/Save.
152
153 * MIDI Device Status menu is disabled when no MIDI device exists;
154 a menu separator has been added.
155
156 * Window manager's close button was found missing from the Devices
157 and Instruments widgets when on Qt >= 4.5, now fixed.
158
159 * MIDI activity indicator on channel strips and MIDI device status
160 widgets is now implemented as a flashing green LED, instead of a
161 lame green solid background :).
162
163 * Global configuration state is now explicitly saved/committed to
164 disk when View/Options... dialog changes are accepted and applied.
165
166 * Czech (cs) translation added (by Pavel Fric).
167
168
169 0.2.2 2009-08-01 New release cycle.
170
171 * Russian (qsampler_ru.ts by Alexandre Prokoudine) makes it as
172 brand first translation delivered. Thanks and welcomes whom
173 ever may follow ;)
174
175 * Converted obsolete QMessageBox forms to standard buttons.
176
177 * Added support for runtime max. voices / disk streams setting
178 (accessible from the "Options..." dialog). Those fine tuning
179 settings will be saved in case the user modified them and
180 automatically restored to the sampler when reconnecting to
181 a sampler the next time.
182
183 * Grayed/disabled palette color group fix for dark color themes.
184
185 * Fait-divers: desktop menu file touched to openSUSE conventions.
186
187 * Due to some trouble with newer Qt >= 4.4 applications regarding
188 font size configuration, a new global user option is now available
189 to the rescue: View/Options... /Display/Other/Base font size
190 (default none).
191
192 * Attempt to load Qt's own translation support and get rid of
193 the ever warning startup message, unless built in debug mode.
194 (transaction by Guido Scholz, while on qsynth-devel, thanks).
195
196 * Only one application instance is now allowed to be up and
197 running, with immediate but graceful termination upon startup
198 iif an already running instance is detected, which will see its
199 main widget shown up automatically (Qt/X11 platform only).
200
201 * Messages file logging makes its first long overdue appearance,
202 with user configurable settings in View/Options.../Server/Logging.
203
204 * Bugfix in sampler channel dialog, driver combo boxes' content were
205 screwed.
206
207 * Automatically add & remove channel strips as they were removed
208 e.g. by other frontends.
209
210 * Refresh device management dialog when device informations changed,
211 e.g. on changes caused by other frontends
212 (fixes segfault on device changes)
213
214 * Implemented MIDI device activity windows, selectable from the
215 "View" main menu.
216
217 * Implemented MIDI activity indicator on channel strips.
218
219 * Added FX Sends Dialog to Channel Strips.
220
221 * Color pallete fix for the instrument name display in channel
222 strip, particularly notorious on Mac OS X builds.
223
224 * Added dialog when the application exits which lets the user
225 decide whether to keep the LinuxSampler running or not.
226
227
228 0.2.1 2007-12-06 Qt4 migration was complete.
229
230 * Added recent new support of libgig for retrieving instrument
231 names in avery fast way. If libgig provides this feature, then
232 the respective name retrieval setting in qsampler is enabled by
233 default.
234
235 * The current selected/activated channel-strip is now visually
236 evident while in the application workspace (highlighting).
237
238 * Make View/Menubar and Toolbar shortcuts accessible even though
239 the main menu and toobar are not visible.
240
241 * Audio routing table is initially hidden in the dialog, when
242 creating a new sampler channel.
243
244 * README requirements and configuration notes update.
245
246 * Disable OK button in sampler channel form and MIDI instrument
247 form if no valid engine is selected (to avoid bothering newbie
248 users with confusing LSCP syntax errors when using the UI the
249 first time).
250
251 * Fixed creation of devices (don't try to set device parameters
252 which the user did not touch in the device creation dialog).
253
254 * Added Windows file path support.
255
256 * Fixed win32/qmakefile and win32/config.h so that it compiles
257 under win32.
258
259 * Qt4 port of the application.
260
261
262 0.1.5 2007-10-15 Five months later a fifth is heard.
263
264 * Added support for LSCP escape sequences to allow loading and
265 mapping instrument files with special characters in their
266 filename, as well as special characters for instrument names
267 and instrument map names (requires LSCP v1.2 on sampler side).
268
269 * Added new button "Edit" to the channel strips, which probably
270 does exactly what you think it does: it opens an appropriate
271 instrument editor application; the channel instrument editor
272 tool is also accessible from the main menu and toolbar.
273
274 * Application icon is now installed to ${prefix}/share/pixmaps;
275 application desktop entry file is now included in installation;
276 spec file (RPM) is now a bit more openSUSE compliant.
277
278 * Crash fix on double-clicking on a empty instrument list.
279
280
281 0.1.4 2007-05-04 Almost another year has gone by.
282
283 * Channel button colors have changed: yellow for mute and
284 cyan for solo is now the rule, but note that this color
285 highlighting is only rendered on some widget styles.
286
287 * Master sampler volume slider/spinbox combo is now featured.
288
289 * Initial support for sampler channel FX sends, while saving
290 the session state, only at code-level.
291
292 * Sampler channel setup dialog does not mandate for valid nor
293 existing instrument file name.
294
295 * Revised error verbosity in general and on session load/save;
296 hour-glass wait cursor is now displayed on session load/save;
297 keyboard shortcuts changed on MIDI instruments view context;
298 improved channel strip arrangement on session open/load;
299 instrument map entry removal confirmation (as optional);
300 corrected some tooltip text strings.
301
302 * Most top-level widgets were missing the normal-widget flag,
303 which were causing some sticky size behavior while on some
304 window managers.
305
306 * Added preliminary MIDI instrument mapping support; now
307 with an instrument list widget and editing capabilities;
308 MIDI instrumeent map program numbers are now displayed in
309 the range 1-128, instead of the internal 0-127.
310
311 * GPL address update.
312
313
314 0.1.3 2006-06-01 Its been a long year isn't it?
315
316 * Changed deprecated copyright attribute to license,
317 on qsampler.spec (RPM).
318
319 * Added configure support for x86_64 libraries (UNTESTED).
320
321 * Optional specification of alternate liblscp and libgig
322 installation paths have been added to configure command
323 arguments (--with-liblscp, --with-libgig).
324
325 * Whenever the listing of actual instrument names is not an
326 option (e.g. due to lack of libgig support), the whole
327 number of selectable instrument items is now being graciously
328 increased from just the bare 8 (eight) right up through 100
329 (one hundred), on the sampler channel setup dialog.
330
331 * The selection buttons, on the right of the Instrument, Audio
332 and MIDI devices combo-boxes, on the sampler channel dialog,
333 are now expected to be a little better looking than it was
334 before, at least for those Mac OS X eyes.
335
336 * Minor fixing on the initial messages dock-window height.
337
338 * Audio output channel routing configuration finally hits
339 the sampler channel dialog, at last!
340
341 * All widget captions changed to include proper application
342 title name prefix.
343
344 * Attempt to bring those aging autoconf templates to date;
345 sample SPEC file for RPM build is now being included and
346 generated at configure time.
347
348 * Set to use QApplication::setMainWidget() instead of
349 registering the traditional lastWindowClosed() signal
350 to quit() slot, just to let the -geometry command line
351 argument have some effect on X11.
352
353 * Added MUTE/SOLO buttons to individual channel strips.
354
355 * Fixed compilation error which occured when Qt was
356 compiled with -no-stl.
357
358
359 0.1.2 2005-06-23 Even minor workings needs a rest.
360
361 * Fixed output disability when messages limit option is
362 turned off (thanks to Wolfgang Woehl for spotting this
363 one, while on qjackctl).
364
365 * Added CHANNEL_INFO event feedback notification handling;
366 minor stream/voice usage auto-refresh cycle optimization.
367
368
369 0.1.1 2005-06-12 The mantra of bugfixes.
370
371 * New improved and full-featured application icon, thanks
372 to Christian Schoenebeck design.
373
374 * Fixed refresh cycle of channel strips that are found
375 in an error state, which was preventing correct channel
376 info updates.
377
378 * Device configuration now accessible on toolbar. Added
379 buddy text label to device port/channel combobox on the
380 device dialog.
381
382 * Include libgig version info on command line request (-v).
383
384 * Minor configure and Makefile install fixes, as Debian and
385 Mac OS X specialties. Also, install does the right thing
386 with target file modes (thanks to Matt Flax and Ebrahim
387 Mayat, for pointing these out).
388
389
390 0.1.0 2005-05-23 Device configuration breakthrough.
391
392 * Device configuration is now complete.
393
394 * [bug #9] Fixed for a LSCP command syntax convention
395 consistency, regarding the enumeration of available
396 sampler engines, Audio and MIDI drivers.
397
398 * [bug #13] Update instrument names list when a new
399 instrument file is select on the channel setup dialog.
400
401 * Show appropriate message in channel strip while loading
402 an instrument.
403
404 * Show libgig version in About box (in case libgig is used).
405
406
407 0.0.5 2005-03-04 Fifth alpha-release.
408
409 * Fixed device driver type channel information gathering,
410 which was severely flawed, dropping all channel session
411 configurations to the default audio driver type (which
412 is ALSA) unexpectedly.
413
414 * Channels are now properly renumbered when saving to a
415 session LSCP script, assuming that it should be always
416 loaded from scratch (i.e. zero channels).
417
418 * Disabled MIDI port setting on channel dialog, and on
419 session file save, as its use is still troublesome.
420
421 * Added new menu and toolbar option: Reset All Channels.
422
423 * Channel setup changes are now properly filtered, as for
424 only those settings that are actually changed gets applied;
425 change information are now also posted to messages window.
426
427 * Drag-and-drop of either session files (LSCP scripts) or
428 instrument files (GIG) are now supported. Multiple files
429 drop is allowed, but it only makes sense for instrument
430 files, each one prompting to create a new sampler channel.
431
432 * Drag-and-drop to an existing channel strip is now also
433 featured, allowing the in-place change of the channel
434 sampler instrument file.
435
436 * Actual instrument names are now optionally retrieved
437 from the instrument file, even though libgig is available,
438 avoiding excessively annoying load times while on the
439 channel dialog, when huge instrument files are selected.
440
441 * Set to ignore the SIGPIPE ("Broken pipe") signal, where
442 available, as the default handler is usually fatal when
443 a JACK client is zombified abruptly.
444
445 * Messages window limit is now enforced only when the line
446 count exceeds in one third the user configured line count
447 maximum; if Qt 3.2.0+ is in use, the QTextView widget is
448 otherwise set to the optimized Qt::LogText format.
449
450
451 0.0.4 2004-11-19 Fourth alpha-release.
452
453 * Instrument index selection now made via combo box widget;
454 actual instrument names are now properly retrieved from
455 the instrument file, provided if libgig is available.
456
457 * Sampler channels strips are just created if, and only if,
458 the respective channel setup dialog is actually accepted,
459 following common user-interface guidelines.
460
461 * Almost complete rewrite of sampler channel strips internal
462 control structures.
463
464 * Sampler reset command action added to menu and toolbar.
465
466 * MIDI channel selection is now a dropdown list, allowing
467 the explicit selection for "All" channels input per sampler
468 channel (omni mode).
469
470 * Channel strip display glass effect has changed background
471 color to black (was green), being now an user option.
472
473 * Minor configure fixes.
474
475
476 0.0.3 2004-07-06 Third alpha-release.
477
478 * Mon-modal intrument file loading and status support.
479
480 * Effective MIDI input port setting on channel dialog,
481 and on session file save.
482
483 * Channel dialog gets sensible engine and driver defaults
484 on create time.
485
486 * Implied channel reset on successful instrument load.
487
488
489 0.0.2 2004-06-15 Pre-revolutionary release.
490
491 * The channel context menu is also accessible by right-clicking
492 over the empty workspace area.
493
494 * Added small wait event loop on qsamplerMainForm::stopServer(),
495 so let local server terminate gracefully and stabilize, and
496 avoiding a probable segfault on exit, which was preventing the
497 correct salvage of settings and configuration.
498
499 * Maximum channel volume percent setting is now a global option,
500 provided to override the default (which is 100%).
501
502 * Client/server transaction timeout option upper limit has been
503 increased from 5000 to 60000 milliseconds.
504
505 * A channel context menu is now featured, by right-clicking over
506 each sampler channel strip.
507
508 * Commented SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_PORT command from
509 qsamplerMainForm::saveSessionFile(), it has no effect.
510
511 * Insert a n #include <unistd.h> on qsamplerMessages.cpp, between
512 a #if !defined(WIN32) clause.
513
514 * An initial non zero value (0.8) is now set for volume of every
515 new sampler channel strip.
516
517 * The order to load/save and setup channel settings is now as
518 suggested in the following lines:
519
520 SET CHANNEL AUDIO_OUTPUT_TYPE ...
521 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_TYPE ...
522 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_CHANNEL ...
523 LOAD ENGINE ...
524 LOAD INSTRUMENT ...
525 SET CHANNEL VOLUME ...
526
527
528 0.0.1 2004-06-05 Primordial alpha release.
529

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