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* Preparations for v0.5.3 (end-of-autumn'18) release.
1 Qsampler - A LinuxSampler Qt GUI Interface
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3
4 ChangeLog
5
6
7 0.5.3 2018-12-06 An End of Autumn'18 Release.
8
9 - Avoid saving plug-in sampler channels and related devices
10 to regular LSCP (*.lscp) session files.
11
12 - Fixed MIDI and Audio device selection on the common sampler
13 channel settings dialog.
14
15 - Old deprecated Qt4 build support is no more.
16
17 - AppStream metadata updated to be the most compliant with
18 latest freedesktop.org specification and recommendation.
19
20
21 0.5.2 2018-07-22 A Summer'18 Release.
22
23 - AppData/AppStream metadata is now settled under an all
24 permisssive license (FSFAP).
25
26
27 0.5.1 2018-05-21 Pre-LAC2018 release frenzy.
28
29 - Disable singleton/unique application instance setup logic
30 when the display server platform is not X11.
31
32 - Fixed device management dialog not responding to user changes.
33
34 - A little hardening on the configure (autoconf) macro side.
35
36 - Fixed minor memory leak in device management dialog.
37
38 - Fixed unnecessary latency when closing app.
39
40
41 0.5.0 2017-12-12 An Autumn'17 release.
42
43 - French (fr) translation added by Olivier Humbert
44 (qsampler_fr.ts).
45
46 - Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent
47 from build/configure template chains.
48
49 - Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo
50 file (formerly AppData).
51
52
53 0.4.3 2017-04-27 Pre-LAC2017 release frenzy.
54
55 - Added French man page (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
56
57 - Make builds reproducible byte for byte, by getting rid of
58 the configure build date and time stamps.
59
60
61 0.4.2 2016-11-14 A Fall'16 release.
62
63 * Fixed a potential crash on the singleton/unique application
64 instance setup.
65
66 * Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command
67 line options, wrt. installation directories specification,
68 eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.
69
70
71 0.4.1 2016-09-14 End of Summer'16 release.
72
73 * Fixed a race condition on creating sampler channels that ended
74 in duplicate channel strips; also fixed channel auto-arrange.
75
76 * Dropped the --enable-qt5 from configure as found redundant
77 given that's the build default anyway (suggestion by Guido
78 Scholz, while for Qtractor, thanks).
79
80 * Automake: set environment variable GCC_COLORS=auto to allow GCC to
81 auto detect whether it (sh/c)ould output its messages in color.
82
83
84 0.4.0 2016-04-05 Spring'16 release frenzy.
85
86 * Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.
87
88 * Prevent x11extras module from use on non-X11/Unix plaforms.
89
90 * Messages standard output capture has been improved again, now
91 in both ways a non-blocking pipe may get.
92
93 * Single/unique application instance control adapted to Qt5/X11.
94
95
96 0.3.1 2015-07-19 Summer'15 release frenzy.
97
98 * Fixed configure script's Qt include directory lookup for some
99 64bit Linux flavours.
100
101 * Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
102
103 * A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore
104 sub-routine is now in effect.
105
106 * Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
107
108
109 0.3.0 2015-03-25 Pre-LAC2015 release frenzy.
110
111 * Added application description as freedesktop.org's AppData.
112
113 * Added this "Don't ask/show this again" option to some if not most
114 of the nagging warning/error message boxes.
115
116 * Mac OS X: Fixed default path of linuxsampler binary.
117
118 * When closing qsampler and showing the user the dialog whether to
119 stop the LinuxSampler backend, set the default selection to "Yes".
120
121 * Master volume slider now getting proper layout when changing its
122 main toolbar orientation.
123
124 * Messages standard output capture has been slightly improved
125 as for non-blocking i/o, whenever available.
126
127 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect the new --includedir.
128
129 * A man page has beed added (making up Matt Flax's work on
130 debian, thanks).
131
132 * Translations install directory change.
133
134 * Added support for SF2 instrument names/preset enumeration.
135
136 * Added instrument list popup on channel strip which shows up when
137 the instrument name is clicked. Allows faster switching among
138 instruments of the same file.
139
140 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect its new --libdir
141 (impolitely forcing the user now to have at least libgig 3.3.0).
142
143
144 0.2.3 2013-12-31 A fifth of a Jubilee.
145
146 * Allow the build system to include an user specified LDFLAGS.
147
148 * More preparations for Qt5 configure build.
149
150 * Standard scalable format (SVG) and MIME type icons support for
151 session files (*.lscp) is now being added.
152
153 * Preparations for Qt5 migration.
154
155 * Added include <unistd.h> to shut up gcc 4.7 build failures.
156
157 * Make(ing) -jN parallel builds now available for the masses.
158
159 * Fixed Makefile.in handling of installation directories to the
160 configure script eg. --datadir, --localedir.
161
162 * Made lookup of translation files work inside a Mac OS X bundle.
163
164 * Minor Mac OS X compilation error fix.
165
166 * Debugging stacktrace now applies to all working threads.
167
168 * Made lookup of translation files more robust on Windows.
169
170 * Fixes for cross compiling and building for Windows with configure
171 and make.
172
173 * libX11 is now being added explicitly to the build link phase,
174 as seen necessary on some bleeding-edge distros eg. Fedora 13,
175 Debian 6.
176
177 * Moving from old deprecated Qt3'ish custom event post handling
178 into regular asynchronous signal/slot strategy.
179
180 * Sampler channel and instrument file requester support for
181 other than GIG engine instrument files (*gig; *.dls) has
182 been added, making roads for the newer SFZ and SF2 engines
183 instrument files (*.sfz; *.sf2).
184
185 * General standard dialog buttons layout is now in place.
186
187 * Initial widget geometry and visibility persistence logic has
188 been slightly revised as much to avoid crash failures due to
189 wrong main widget hidden state.
190
191 * General source tree layout and build configuration change.
192
193 * Automatic crash-dump reports, debugger stack-traces (gdb), back-
194 traces, whatever, are being introduced as a brand new configure
195 option (--enable-stacktrace) and default enabled on debug build
196 targets (--enable-debug).
197
198 * Attempt to fix broken instrument list model/view on Qt >= 4.6.
199
200 * Device parameter spin-box default maximum has been set higher:
201 now at a magic 24-bit limit (16777216) instead of older 16-bit
202 (65536), possibly fixing bug #136.
203
204 * LADISH Level 1 support has been added: SIGUSR1 signal trap
205 just makes it a shortcut to File/Save.
206
207 * MIDI Device Status menu is disabled when no MIDI device exists;
208 a menu separator has been added.
209
210 * Window manager's close button was found missing from the Devices
211 and Instruments widgets when on Qt >= 4.5, now fixed.
212
213 * MIDI activity indicator on channel strips and MIDI device status
214 widgets is now implemented as a flashing green LED, instead of a
215 lame green solid background :).
216
217 * Global configuration state is now explicitly saved/committed to
218 disk when View/Options... dialog changes are accepted and applied.
219
220 * Czech (cs) translation added (by Pavel Fric).
221
222
223 0.2.2 2009-08-01 New release cycle.
224
225 * Russian (qsampler_ru.ts by Alexandre Prokoudine) makes it as
226 brand first translation delivered. Thanks and welcomes whom
227 ever may follow ;)
228
229 * Converted obsolete QMessageBox forms to standard buttons.
230
231 * Added support for runtime max. voices / disk streams setting
232 (accessible from the "Options..." dialog). Those fine tuning
233 settings will be saved in case the user modified them and
234 automatically restored to the sampler when reconnecting to
235 a sampler the next time.
236
237 * Grayed/disabled palette color group fix for dark color themes.
238
239 * Fait-divers: desktop menu file touched to openSUSE conventions.
240
241 * Due to some trouble with newer Qt >= 4.4 applications regarding
242 font size configuration, a new global user option is now available
243 to the rescue: View/Options... /Display/Other/Base font size
244 (default none).
245
246 * Attempt to load Qt's own translation support and get rid of
247 the ever warning startup message, unless built in debug mode.
248 (transaction by Guido Scholz, while on qsynth-devel, thanks).
249
250 * Only one application instance is now allowed to be up and
251 running, with immediate but graceful termination upon startup
252 iif an already running instance is detected, which will see its
253 main widget shown up automatically (Qt/X11 platform only).
254
255 * Messages file logging makes its first long overdue appearance,
256 with user configurable settings in View/Options.../Server/Logging.
257
258 * Bugfix in sampler channel dialog, driver combo boxes' content were
259 screwed.
260
261 * Automatically add & remove channel strips as they were removed
262 e.g. by other frontends.
263
264 * Refresh device management dialog when device informations changed,
265 e.g. on changes caused by other frontends
266 (fixes segfault on device changes)
267
268 * Implemented MIDI device activity windows, selectable from the
269 "View" main menu.
270
271 * Implemented MIDI activity indicator on channel strips.
272
273 * Added FX Sends Dialog to Channel Strips.
274
275 * Color pallete fix for the instrument name display in channel
276 strip, particularly notorious on Mac OS X builds.
277
278 * Added dialog when the application exits which lets the user
279 decide whether to keep the LinuxSampler running or not.
280
281
282 0.2.1 2007-12-06 Qt4 migration was complete.
283
284 * Added recent new support of libgig for retrieving instrument
285 names in avery fast way. If libgig provides this feature, then
286 the respective name retrieval setting in qsampler is enabled by
287 default.
288
289 * The current selected/activated channel-strip is now visually
290 evident while in the application workspace (highlighting).
291
292 * Make View/Menubar and Toolbar shortcuts accessible even though
293 the main menu and toobar are not visible.
294
295 * Audio routing table is initially hidden in the dialog, when
296 creating a new sampler channel.
297
298 * README requirements and configuration notes update.
299
300 * Disable OK button in sampler channel form and MIDI instrument
301 form if no valid engine is selected (to avoid bothering newbie
302 users with confusing LSCP syntax errors when using the UI the
303 first time).
304
305 * Fixed creation of devices (don't try to set device parameters
306 which the user did not touch in the device creation dialog).
307
308 * Added Windows file path support.
309
310 * Fixed win32/qmakefile and win32/config.h so that it compiles
311 under win32.
312
313 * Qt4 port of the application.
314
315
316 0.1.5 2007-10-15 Five months later a fifth is heard.
317
318 * Added support for LSCP escape sequences to allow loading and
319 mapping instrument files with special characters in their
320 filename, as well as special characters for instrument names
321 and instrument map names (requires LSCP v1.2 on sampler side).
322
323 * Added new button "Edit" to the channel strips, which probably
324 does exactly what you think it does: it opens an appropriate
325 instrument editor application; the channel instrument editor
326 tool is also accessible from the main menu and toolbar.
327
328 * Application icon is now installed to ${prefix}/share/pixmaps;
329 application desktop entry file is now included in installation;
330 spec file (RPM) is now a bit more openSUSE compliant.
331
332 * Crash fix on double-clicking on a empty instrument list.
333
334
335 0.1.4 2007-05-04 Almost another year has gone by.
336
337 * Channel button colors have changed: yellow for mute and
338 cyan for solo is now the rule, but note that this color
339 highlighting is only rendered on some widget styles.
340
341 * Master sampler volume slider/spinbox combo is now featured.
342
343 * Initial support for sampler channel FX sends, while saving
344 the session state, only at code-level.
345
346 * Sampler channel setup dialog does not mandate for valid nor
347 existing instrument file name.
348
349 * Revised error verbosity in general and on session load/save;
350 hour-glass wait cursor is now displayed on session load/save;
351 keyboard shortcuts changed on MIDI instruments view context;
352 improved channel strip arrangement on session open/load;
353 instrument map entry removal confirmation (as optional);
354 corrected some tooltip text strings.
355
356 * Most top-level widgets were missing the normal-widget flag,
357 which were causing some sticky size behavior while on some
358 window managers.
359
360 * Added preliminary MIDI instrument mapping support; now
361 with an instrument list widget and editing capabilities;
362 MIDI instrumeent map program numbers are now displayed in
363 the range 1-128, instead of the internal 0-127.
364
365 * GPL address update.
366
367
368 0.1.3 2006-06-01 Its been a long year isn't it?
369
370 * Changed deprecated copyright attribute to license,
371 on qsampler.spec (RPM).
372
373 * Added configure support for x86_64 libraries (UNTESTED).
374
375 * Optional specification of alternate liblscp and libgig
376 installation paths have been added to configure command
377 arguments (--with-liblscp, --with-libgig).
378
379 * Whenever the listing of actual instrument names is not an
380 option (e.g. due to lack of libgig support), the whole
381 number of selectable instrument items is now being graciously
382 increased from just the bare 8 (eight) right up through 100
383 (one hundred), on the sampler channel setup dialog.
384
385 * The selection buttons, on the right of the Instrument, Audio
386 and MIDI devices combo-boxes, on the sampler channel dialog,
387 are now expected to be a little better looking than it was
388 before, at least for those Mac OS X eyes.
389
390 * Minor fixing on the initial messages dock-window height.
391
392 * Audio output channel routing configuration finally hits
393 the sampler channel dialog, at last!
394
395 * All widget captions changed to include proper application
396 title name prefix.
397
398 * Attempt to bring those aging autoconf templates to date;
399 sample SPEC file for RPM build is now being included and
400 generated at configure time.
401
402 * Set to use QApplication::setMainWidget() instead of
403 registering the traditional lastWindowClosed() signal
404 to quit() slot, just to let the -geometry command line
405 argument have some effect on X11.
406
407 * Added MUTE/SOLO buttons to individual channel strips.
408
409 * Fixed compilation error which occured when Qt was
410 compiled with -no-stl.
411
412
413 0.1.2 2005-06-23 Even minor workings needs a rest.
414
415 * Fixed output disability when messages limit option is
416 turned off (thanks to Wolfgang Woehl for spotting this
417 one, while on qjackctl).
418
419 * Added CHANNEL_INFO event feedback notification handling;
420 minor stream/voice usage auto-refresh cycle optimization.
421
422
423 0.1.1 2005-06-12 The mantra of bugfixes.
424
425 * New improved and full-featured application icon, thanks
426 to Christian Schoenebeck design.
427
428 * Fixed refresh cycle of channel strips that are found
429 in an error state, which was preventing correct channel
430 info updates.
431
432 * Device configuration now accessible on toolbar. Added
433 buddy text label to device port/channel combobox on the
434 device dialog.
435
436 * Include libgig version info on command line request (-v).
437
438 * Minor configure and Makefile install fixes, as Debian and
439 Mac OS X specialties. Also, install does the right thing
440 with target file modes (thanks to Matt Flax and Ebrahim
441 Mayat, for pointing these out).
442
443
444 0.1.0 2005-05-23 Device configuration breakthrough.
445
446 * Device configuration is now complete.
447
448 * [bug #9] Fixed for a LSCP command syntax convention
449 consistency, regarding the enumeration of available
450 sampler engines, Audio and MIDI drivers.
451
452 * [bug #13] Update instrument names list when a new
453 instrument file is select on the channel setup dialog.
454
455 * Show appropriate message in channel strip while loading
456 an instrument.
457
458 * Show libgig version in About box (in case libgig is used).
459
460
461 0.0.5 2005-03-04 Fifth alpha-release.
462
463 * Fixed device driver type channel information gathering,
464 which was severely flawed, dropping all channel session
465 configurations to the default audio driver type (which
466 is ALSA) unexpectedly.
467
468 * Channels are now properly renumbered when saving to a
469 session LSCP script, assuming that it should be always
470 loaded from scratch (i.e. zero channels).
471
472 * Disabled MIDI port setting on channel dialog, and on
473 session file save, as its use is still troublesome.
474
475 * Added new menu and toolbar option: Reset All Channels.
476
477 * Channel setup changes are now properly filtered, as for
478 only those settings that are actually changed gets applied;
479 change information are now also posted to messages window.
480
481 * Drag-and-drop of either session files (LSCP scripts) or
482 instrument files (GIG) are now supported. Multiple files
483 drop is allowed, but it only makes sense for instrument
484 files, each one prompting to create a new sampler channel.
485
486 * Drag-and-drop to an existing channel strip is now also
487 featured, allowing the in-place change of the channel
488 sampler instrument file.
489
490 * Actual instrument names are now optionally retrieved
491 from the instrument file, even though libgig is available,
492 avoiding excessively annoying load times while on the
493 channel dialog, when huge instrument files are selected.
494
495 * Set to ignore the SIGPIPE ("Broken pipe") signal, where
496 available, as the default handler is usually fatal when
497 a JACK client is zombified abruptly.
498
499 * Messages window limit is now enforced only when the line
500 count exceeds in one third the user configured line count
501 maximum; if Qt 3.2.0+ is in use, the QTextView widget is
502 otherwise set to the optimized Qt::LogText format.
503
504
505 0.0.4 2004-11-19 Fourth alpha-release.
506
507 * Instrument index selection now made via combo box widget;
508 actual instrument names are now properly retrieved from
509 the instrument file, provided if libgig is available.
510
511 * Sampler channels strips are just created if, and only if,
512 the respective channel setup dialog is actually accepted,
513 following common user-interface guidelines.
514
515 * Almost complete rewrite of sampler channel strips internal
516 control structures.
517
518 * Sampler reset command action added to menu and toolbar.
519
520 * MIDI channel selection is now a dropdown list, allowing
521 the explicit selection for "All" channels input per sampler
522 channel (omni mode).
523
524 * Channel strip display glass effect has changed background
525 color to black (was green), being now an user option.
526
527 * Minor configure fixes.
528
529
530 0.0.3 2004-07-06 Third alpha-release.
531
532 * Mon-modal intrument file loading and status support.
533
534 * Effective MIDI input port setting on channel dialog,
535 and on session file save.
536
537 * Channel dialog gets sensible engine and driver defaults
538 on create time.
539
540 * Implied channel reset on successful instrument load.
541
542
543 0.0.2 2004-06-15 Pre-revolutionary release.
544
545 * The channel context menu is also accessible by right-clicking
546 over the empty workspace area.
547
548 * Added small wait event loop on qsamplerMainForm::stopServer(),
549 so let local server terminate gracefully and stabilize, and
550 avoiding a probable segfault on exit, which was preventing the
551 correct salvage of settings and configuration.
552
553 * Maximum channel volume percent setting is now a global option,
554 provided to override the default (which is 100%).
555
556 * Client/server transaction timeout option upper limit has been
557 increased from 5000 to 60000 milliseconds.
558
559 * A channel context menu is now featured, by right-clicking over
560 each sampler channel strip.
561
562 * Commented SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_PORT command from
563 qsamplerMainForm::saveSessionFile(), it has no effect.
564
565 * Insert a n #include <unistd.h> on qsamplerMessages.cpp, between
566 a #if !defined(WIN32) clause.
567
568 * An initial non zero value (0.8) is now set for volume of every
569 new sampler channel strip.
570
571 * The order to load/save and setup channel settings is now as
572 suggested in the following lines:
573
574 SET CHANNEL AUDIO_OUTPUT_TYPE ...
575 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_TYPE ...
576 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_CHANNEL ...
577 LOAD ENGINE ...
578 LOAD INSTRUMENT ...
579 SET CHANNEL VOLUME ...
580
581
582 0.0.1 2004-06-05 Primordial alpha release.

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