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* Old deprecated Qt4 build support is no more.
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 - Old deprecated Qt4 build support is no more.
10
11 - AppStream metadata updated to be the most compliant with
12 latest freedesktop.org specification and recommendation.
13
14
15 0.5.2 2018-07-22 A Summer'18 Release.
16
17 - AppData/AppStream metadata is now settled under an all
18 permisssive license (FSFAP).
19
20
21 0.5.1 2018-05-21 Pre-LAC2018 release frenzy.
22
23 - Disable singleton/unique application instance setup logic
24 when the display server platform is not X11.
25
26 - Fixed device management dialog not responding to user changes.
27
28 - A little hardening on the configure (autoconf) macro side.
29
30 - Fixed minor memory leak in device management dialog.
31
32 - Fixed unnecessary latency when closing app.
33
34
35 0.5.0 2017-12-12 An Autumn'17 release.
36
37 - French (fr) translation added by Olivier Humbert
38 (qsampler_fr.ts).
39
40 - Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent
41 from build/configure template chains.
42
43 - Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo
44 file (formerly AppData).
45
46
47 0.4.3 2017-04-27 Pre-LAC2017 release frenzy.
48
49 - Added French man page (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
50
51 - Make builds reproducible byte for byte, by getting rid of
52 the configure build date and time stamps.
53
54
55 0.4.2 2016-11-14 A Fall'16 release.
56
57 * Fixed a potential crash on the singleton/unique application
58 instance setup.
59
60 * Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command
61 line options, wrt. installation directories specification,
62 eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.
63
64
65 0.4.1 2016-09-14 End of Summer'16 release.
66
67 * Fixed a race condition on creating sampler channels that ended
68 in duplicate channel strips; also fixed channel auto-arrange.
69
70 * Dropped the --enable-qt5 from configure as found redundant
71 given that's the build default anyway (suggestion by Guido
72 Scholz, while for Qtractor, thanks).
73
74 * Automake: set environment variable GCC_COLORS=auto to allow GCC to
75 auto detect whether it (sh/c)ould output its messages in color.
76
77
78 0.4.0 2016-04-05 Spring'16 release frenzy.
79
80 * Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.
81
82 * Prevent x11extras module from use on non-X11/Unix plaforms.
83
84 * Messages standard output capture has been improved again, now
85 in both ways a non-blocking pipe may get.
86
87 * Single/unique application instance control adapted to Qt5/X11.
88
89
90 0.3.1 2015-07-19 Summer'15 release frenzy.
91
92 * Fixed configure script's Qt include directory lookup for some
93 64bit Linux flavours.
94
95 * Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
96
97 * A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore
98 sub-routine is now in effect.
99
100 * Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
101
102
103 0.3.0 2015-03-25 Pre-LAC2015 release frenzy.
104
105 * Added application description as freedesktop.org's AppData.
106
107 * Added this "Don't ask/show this again" option to some if not most
108 of the nagging warning/error message boxes.
109
110 * Mac OS X: Fixed default path of linuxsampler binary.
111
112 * When closing qsampler and showing the user the dialog whether to
113 stop the LinuxSampler backend, set the default selection to "Yes".
114
115 * Master volume slider now getting proper layout when changing its
116 main toolbar orientation.
117
118 * Messages standard output capture has been slightly improved
119 as for non-blocking i/o, whenever available.
120
121 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect the new --includedir.
122
123 * A man page has beed added (making up Matt Flax's work on
124 debian, thanks).
125
126 * Translations install directory change.
127
128 * Added support for SF2 instrument names/preset enumeration.
129
130 * Added instrument list popup on channel strip which shows up when
131 the instrument name is clicked. Allows faster switching among
132 instruments of the same file.
133
134 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect its new --libdir
135 (impolitely forcing the user now to have at least libgig 3.3.0).
136
137
138 0.2.3 2013-12-31 A fifth of a Jubilee.
139
140 * Allow the build system to include an user specified LDFLAGS.
141
142 * More preparations for Qt5 configure build.
143
144 * Standard scalable format (SVG) and MIME type icons support for
145 session files (*.lscp) is now being added.
146
147 * Preparations for Qt5 migration.
148
149 * Added include <unistd.h> to shut up gcc 4.7 build failures.
150
151 * Make(ing) -jN parallel builds now available for the masses.
152
153 * Fixed Makefile.in handling of installation directories to the
154 configure script eg. --datadir, --localedir.
155
156 * Made lookup of translation files work inside a Mac OS X bundle.
157
158 * Minor Mac OS X compilation error fix.
159
160 * Debugging stacktrace now applies to all working threads.
161
162 * Made lookup of translation files more robust on Windows.
163
164 * Fixes for cross compiling and building for Windows with configure
165 and make.
166
167 * libX11 is now being added explicitly to the build link phase,
168 as seen necessary on some bleeding-edge distros eg. Fedora 13,
169 Debian 6.
170
171 * Moving from old deprecated Qt3'ish custom event post handling
172 into regular asynchronous signal/slot strategy.
173
174 * Sampler channel and instrument file requester support for
175 other than GIG engine instrument files (*gig; *.dls) has
176 been added, making roads for the newer SFZ and SF2 engines
177 instrument files (*.sfz; *.sf2).
178
179 * General standard dialog buttons layout is now in place.
180
181 * Initial widget geometry and visibility persistence logic has
182 been slightly revised as much to avoid crash failures due to
183 wrong main widget hidden state.
184
185 * General source tree layout and build configuration change.
186
187 * Automatic crash-dump reports, debugger stack-traces (gdb), back-
188 traces, whatever, are being introduced as a brand new configure
189 option (--enable-stacktrace) and default enabled on debug build
190 targets (--enable-debug).
191
192 * Attempt to fix broken instrument list model/view on Qt >= 4.6.
193
194 * Device parameter spin-box default maximum has been set higher:
195 now at a magic 24-bit limit (16777216) instead of older 16-bit
196 (65536), possibly fixing bug #136.
197
198 * LADISH Level 1 support has been added: SIGUSR1 signal trap
199 just makes it a shortcut to File/Save.
200
201 * MIDI Device Status menu is disabled when no MIDI device exists;
202 a menu separator has been added.
203
204 * Window manager's close button was found missing from the Devices
205 and Instruments widgets when on Qt >= 4.5, now fixed.
206
207 * MIDI activity indicator on channel strips and MIDI device status
208 widgets is now implemented as a flashing green LED, instead of a
209 lame green solid background :).
210
211 * Global configuration state is now explicitly saved/committed to
212 disk when View/Options... dialog changes are accepted and applied.
213
214 * Czech (cs) translation added (by Pavel Fric).
215
216
217 0.2.2 2009-08-01 New release cycle.
218
219 * Russian (qsampler_ru.ts by Alexandre Prokoudine) makes it as
220 brand first translation delivered. Thanks and welcomes whom
221 ever may follow ;)
222
223 * Converted obsolete QMessageBox forms to standard buttons.
224
225 * Added support for runtime max. voices / disk streams setting
226 (accessible from the "Options..." dialog). Those fine tuning
227 settings will be saved in case the user modified them and
228 automatically restored to the sampler when reconnecting to
229 a sampler the next time.
230
231 * Grayed/disabled palette color group fix for dark color themes.
232
233 * Fait-divers: desktop menu file touched to openSUSE conventions.
234
235 * Due to some trouble with newer Qt >= 4.4 applications regarding
236 font size configuration, a new global user option is now available
237 to the rescue: View/Options... /Display/Other/Base font size
238 (default none).
239
240 * Attempt to load Qt's own translation support and get rid of
241 the ever warning startup message, unless built in debug mode.
242 (transaction by Guido Scholz, while on qsynth-devel, thanks).
243
244 * Only one application instance is now allowed to be up and
245 running, with immediate but graceful termination upon startup
246 iif an already running instance is detected, which will see its
247 main widget shown up automatically (Qt/X11 platform only).
248
249 * Messages file logging makes its first long overdue appearance,
250 with user configurable settings in View/Options.../Server/Logging.
251
252 * Bugfix in sampler channel dialog, driver combo boxes' content were
253 screwed.
254
255 * Automatically add & remove channel strips as they were removed
256 e.g. by other frontends.
257
258 * Refresh device management dialog when device informations changed,
259 e.g. on changes caused by other frontends
260 (fixes segfault on device changes)
261
262 * Implemented MIDI device activity windows, selectable from the
263 "View" main menu.
264
265 * Implemented MIDI activity indicator on channel strips.
266
267 * Added FX Sends Dialog to Channel Strips.
268
269 * Color pallete fix for the instrument name display in channel
270 strip, particularly notorious on Mac OS X builds.
271
272 * Added dialog when the application exits which lets the user
273 decide whether to keep the LinuxSampler running or not.
274
275
276 0.2.1 2007-12-06 Qt4 migration was complete.
277
278 * Added recent new support of libgig for retrieving instrument
279 names in avery fast way. If libgig provides this feature, then
280 the respective name retrieval setting in qsampler is enabled by
281 default.
282
283 * The current selected/activated channel-strip is now visually
284 evident while in the application workspace (highlighting).
285
286 * Make View/Menubar and Toolbar shortcuts accessible even though
287 the main menu and toobar are not visible.
288
289 * Audio routing table is initially hidden in the dialog, when
290 creating a new sampler channel.
291
292 * README requirements and configuration notes update.
293
294 * Disable OK button in sampler channel form and MIDI instrument
295 form if no valid engine is selected (to avoid bothering newbie
296 users with confusing LSCP syntax errors when using the UI the
297 first time).
298
299 * Fixed creation of devices (don't try to set device parameters
300 which the user did not touch in the device creation dialog).
301
302 * Added Windows file path support.
303
304 * Fixed win32/qmakefile and win32/config.h so that it compiles
305 under win32.
306
307 * Qt4 port of the application.
308
309
310 0.1.5 2007-10-15 Five months later a fifth is heard.
311
312 * Added support for LSCP escape sequences to allow loading and
313 mapping instrument files with special characters in their
314 filename, as well as special characters for instrument names
315 and instrument map names (requires LSCP v1.2 on sampler side).
316
317 * Added new button "Edit" to the channel strips, which probably
318 does exactly what you think it does: it opens an appropriate
319 instrument editor application; the channel instrument editor
320 tool is also accessible from the main menu and toolbar.
321
322 * Application icon is now installed to ${prefix}/share/pixmaps;
323 application desktop entry file is now included in installation;
324 spec file (RPM) is now a bit more openSUSE compliant.
325
326 * Crash fix on double-clicking on a empty instrument list.
327
328
329 0.1.4 2007-05-04 Almost another year has gone by.
330
331 * Channel button colors have changed: yellow for mute and
332 cyan for solo is now the rule, but note that this color
333 highlighting is only rendered on some widget styles.
334
335 * Master sampler volume slider/spinbox combo is now featured.
336
337 * Initial support for sampler channel FX sends, while saving
338 the session state, only at code-level.
339
340 * Sampler channel setup dialog does not mandate for valid nor
341 existing instrument file name.
342
343 * Revised error verbosity in general and on session load/save;
344 hour-glass wait cursor is now displayed on session load/save;
345 keyboard shortcuts changed on MIDI instruments view context;
346 improved channel strip arrangement on session open/load;
347 instrument map entry removal confirmation (as optional);
348 corrected some tooltip text strings.
349
350 * Most top-level widgets were missing the normal-widget flag,
351 which were causing some sticky size behavior while on some
352 window managers.
353
354 * Added preliminary MIDI instrument mapping support; now
355 with an instrument list widget and editing capabilities;
356 MIDI instrumeent map program numbers are now displayed in
357 the range 1-128, instead of the internal 0-127.
358
359 * GPL address update.
360
361
362 0.1.3 2006-06-01 Its been a long year isn't it?
363
364 * Changed deprecated copyright attribute to license,
365 on qsampler.spec (RPM).
366
367 * Added configure support for x86_64 libraries (UNTESTED).
368
369 * Optional specification of alternate liblscp and libgig
370 installation paths have been added to configure command
371 arguments (--with-liblscp, --with-libgig).
372
373 * Whenever the listing of actual instrument names is not an
374 option (e.g. due to lack of libgig support), the whole
375 number of selectable instrument items is now being graciously
376 increased from just the bare 8 (eight) right up through 100
377 (one hundred), on the sampler channel setup dialog.
378
379 * The selection buttons, on the right of the Instrument, Audio
380 and MIDI devices combo-boxes, on the sampler channel dialog,
381 are now expected to be a little better looking than it was
382 before, at least for those Mac OS X eyes.
383
384 * Minor fixing on the initial messages dock-window height.
385
386 * Audio output channel routing configuration finally hits
387 the sampler channel dialog, at last!
388
389 * All widget captions changed to include proper application
390 title name prefix.
391
392 * Attempt to bring those aging autoconf templates to date;
393 sample SPEC file for RPM build is now being included and
394 generated at configure time.
395
396 * Set to use QApplication::setMainWidget() instead of
397 registering the traditional lastWindowClosed() signal
398 to quit() slot, just to let the -geometry command line
399 argument have some effect on X11.
400
401 * Added MUTE/SOLO buttons to individual channel strips.
402
403 * Fixed compilation error which occured when Qt was
404 compiled with -no-stl.
405
406
407 0.1.2 2005-06-23 Even minor workings needs a rest.
408
409 * Fixed output disability when messages limit option is
410 turned off (thanks to Wolfgang Woehl for spotting this
411 one, while on qjackctl).
412
413 * Added CHANNEL_INFO event feedback notification handling;
414 minor stream/voice usage auto-refresh cycle optimization.
415
416
417 0.1.1 2005-06-12 The mantra of bugfixes.
418
419 * New improved and full-featured application icon, thanks
420 to Christian Schoenebeck design.
421
422 * Fixed refresh cycle of channel strips that are found
423 in an error state, which was preventing correct channel
424 info updates.
425
426 * Device configuration now accessible on toolbar. Added
427 buddy text label to device port/channel combobox on the
428 device dialog.
429
430 * Include libgig version info on command line request (-v).
431
432 * Minor configure and Makefile install fixes, as Debian and
433 Mac OS X specialties. Also, install does the right thing
434 with target file modes (thanks to Matt Flax and Ebrahim
435 Mayat, for pointing these out).
436
437
438 0.1.0 2005-05-23 Device configuration breakthrough.
439
440 * Device configuration is now complete.
441
442 * [bug #9] Fixed for a LSCP command syntax convention
443 consistency, regarding the enumeration of available
444 sampler engines, Audio and MIDI drivers.
445
446 * [bug #13] Update instrument names list when a new
447 instrument file is select on the channel setup dialog.
448
449 * Show appropriate message in channel strip while loading
450 an instrument.
451
452 * Show libgig version in About box (in case libgig is used).
453
454
455 0.0.5 2005-03-04 Fifth alpha-release.
456
457 * Fixed device driver type channel information gathering,
458 which was severely flawed, dropping all channel session
459 configurations to the default audio driver type (which
460 is ALSA) unexpectedly.
461
462 * Channels are now properly renumbered when saving to a
463 session LSCP script, assuming that it should be always
464 loaded from scratch (i.e. zero channels).
465
466 * Disabled MIDI port setting on channel dialog, and on
467 session file save, as its use is still troublesome.
468
469 * Added new menu and toolbar option: Reset All Channels.
470
471 * Channel setup changes are now properly filtered, as for
472 only those settings that are actually changed gets applied;
473 change information are now also posted to messages window.
474
475 * Drag-and-drop of either session files (LSCP scripts) or
476 instrument files (GIG) are now supported. Multiple files
477 drop is allowed, but it only makes sense for instrument
478 files, each one prompting to create a new sampler channel.
479
480 * Drag-and-drop to an existing channel strip is now also
481 featured, allowing the in-place change of the channel
482 sampler instrument file.
483
484 * Actual instrument names are now optionally retrieved
485 from the instrument file, even though libgig is available,
486 avoiding excessively annoying load times while on the
487 channel dialog, when huge instrument files are selected.
488
489 * Set to ignore the SIGPIPE ("Broken pipe") signal, where
490 available, as the default handler is usually fatal when
491 a JACK client is zombified abruptly.
492
493 * Messages window limit is now enforced only when the line
494 count exceeds in one third the user configured line count
495 maximum; if Qt 3.2.0+ is in use, the QTextView widget is
496 otherwise set to the optimized Qt::LogText format.
497
498
499 0.0.4 2004-11-19 Fourth alpha-release.
500
501 * Instrument index selection now made via combo box widget;
502 actual instrument names are now properly retrieved from
503 the instrument file, provided if libgig is available.
504
505 * Sampler channels strips are just created if, and only if,
506 the respective channel setup dialog is actually accepted,
507 following common user-interface guidelines.
508
509 * Almost complete rewrite of sampler channel strips internal
510 control structures.
511
512 * Sampler reset command action added to menu and toolbar.
513
514 * MIDI channel selection is now a dropdown list, allowing
515 the explicit selection for "All" channels input per sampler
516 channel (omni mode).
517
518 * Channel strip display glass effect has changed background
519 color to black (was green), being now an user option.
520
521 * Minor configure fixes.
522
523
524 0.0.3 2004-07-06 Third alpha-release.
525
526 * Mon-modal intrument file loading and status support.
527
528 * Effective MIDI input port setting on channel dialog,
529 and on session file save.
530
531 * Channel dialog gets sensible engine and driver defaults
532 on create time.
533
534 * Implied channel reset on successful instrument load.
535
536
537 0.0.2 2004-06-15 Pre-revolutionary release.
538
539 * The channel context menu is also accessible by right-clicking
540 over the empty workspace area.
541
542 * Added small wait event loop on qsamplerMainForm::stopServer(),
543 so let local server terminate gracefully and stabilize, and
544 avoiding a probable segfault on exit, which was preventing the
545 correct salvage of settings and configuration.
546
547 * Maximum channel volume percent setting is now a global option,
548 provided to override the default (which is 100%).
549
550 * Client/server transaction timeout option upper limit has been
551 increased from 5000 to 60000 milliseconds.
552
553 * A channel context menu is now featured, by right-clicking over
554 each sampler channel strip.
555
556 * Commented SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_PORT command from
557 qsamplerMainForm::saveSessionFile(), it has no effect.
558
559 * Insert a n #include <unistd.h> on qsamplerMessages.cpp, between
560 a #if !defined(WIN32) clause.
561
562 * An initial non zero value (0.8) is now set for volume of every
563 new sampler channel strip.
564
565 * The order to load/save and setup channel settings is now as
566 suggested in the following lines:
567
568 SET CHANNEL AUDIO_OUTPUT_TYPE ...
569 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_TYPE ...
570 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_CHANNEL ...
571 LOAD ENGINE ...
572 LOAD INSTRUMENT ...
573 SET CHANNEL VOLUME ...
574
575
576 0.0.1 2004-06-05 Primordial alpha release.

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