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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 - Bumped copyright headers into the New Year (2019).
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12 0.5.3 2018-12-06 An End of Autumn'18 Release.
13
14 - Avoid saving plug-in sampler channels and related devices
15 to regular LSCP (*.lscp) session files.
16
17 - Fixed MIDI and Audio device selection on the common sampler
18 channel settings dialog.
19
20 - Old deprecated Qt4 build support is no more.
21
22 - AppStream metadata updated to be the most compliant with
23 latest freedesktop.org specification and recommendation.
24
25
26 0.5.2 2018-07-22 A Summer'18 Release.
27
28 - AppData/AppStream metadata is now settled under an all
29 permisssive license (FSFAP).
30
31
32 0.5.1 2018-05-21 Pre-LAC2018 release frenzy.
33
34 - Disable singleton/unique application instance setup logic
35 when the display server platform is not X11.
36
37 - Fixed device management dialog not responding to user changes.
38
39 - A little hardening on the configure (autoconf) macro side.
40
41 - Fixed minor memory leak in device management dialog.
42
43 - Fixed unnecessary latency when closing app.
44
45
46 0.5.0 2017-12-12 An Autumn'17 release.
47
48 - French (fr) translation added by Olivier Humbert
49 (qsampler_fr.ts).
50
51 - Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent
52 from build/configure template chains.
53
54 - Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo
55 file (formerly AppData).
56
57
58 0.4.3 2017-04-27 Pre-LAC2017 release frenzy.
59
60 - Added French man page (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
61
62 - Make builds reproducible byte for byte, by getting rid of
63 the configure build date and time stamps.
64
65
66 0.4.2 2016-11-14 A Fall'16 release.
67
68 * Fixed a potential crash on the singleton/unique application
69 instance setup.
70
71 * Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command
72 line options, wrt. installation directories specification,
73 eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.
74
75
76 0.4.1 2016-09-14 End of Summer'16 release.
77
78 * Fixed a race condition on creating sampler channels that ended
79 in duplicate channel strips; also fixed channel auto-arrange.
80
81 * Dropped the --enable-qt5 from configure as found redundant
82 given that's the build default anyway (suggestion by Guido
83 Scholz, while for Qtractor, thanks).
84
85 * Automake: set environment variable GCC_COLORS=auto to allow GCC to
86 auto detect whether it (sh/c)ould output its messages in color.
87
88
89 0.4.0 2016-04-05 Spring'16 release frenzy.
90
91 * Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.
92
93 * Prevent x11extras module from use on non-X11/Unix plaforms.
94
95 * Messages standard output capture has been improved again, now
96 in both ways a non-blocking pipe may get.
97
98 * Single/unique application instance control adapted to Qt5/X11.
99
100
101 0.3.1 2015-07-19 Summer'15 release frenzy.
102
103 * Fixed configure script's Qt include directory lookup for some
104 64bit Linux flavours.
105
106 * Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
107
108 * A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore
109 sub-routine is now in effect.
110
111 * Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
112
113
114 0.3.0 2015-03-25 Pre-LAC2015 release frenzy.
115
116 * Added application description as freedesktop.org's AppData.
117
118 * Added this "Don't ask/show this again" option to some if not most
119 of the nagging warning/error message boxes.
120
121 * Mac OS X: Fixed default path of linuxsampler binary.
122
123 * When closing qsampler and showing the user the dialog whether to
124 stop the LinuxSampler backend, set the default selection to "Yes".
125
126 * Master volume slider now getting proper layout when changing its
127 main toolbar orientation.
128
129 * Messages standard output capture has been slightly improved
130 as for non-blocking i/o, whenever available.
131
132 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect the new --includedir.
133
134 * A man page has beed added (making up Matt Flax's work on
135 debian, thanks).
136
137 * Translations install directory change.
138
139 * Added support for SF2 instrument names/preset enumeration.
140
141 * Added instrument list popup on channel strip which shows up when
142 the instrument name is clicked. Allows faster switching among
143 instruments of the same file.
144
145 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect its new --libdir
146 (impolitely forcing the user now to have at least libgig 3.3.0).
147
148
149 0.2.3 2013-12-31 A fifth of a Jubilee.
150
151 * Allow the build system to include an user specified LDFLAGS.
152
153 * More preparations for Qt5 configure build.
154
155 * Standard scalable format (SVG) and MIME type icons support for
156 session files (*.lscp) is now being added.
157
158 * Preparations for Qt5 migration.
159
160 * Added include <unistd.h> to shut up gcc 4.7 build failures.
161
162 * Make(ing) -jN parallel builds now available for the masses.
163
164 * Fixed Makefile.in handling of installation directories to the
165 configure script eg. --datadir, --localedir.
166
167 * Made lookup of translation files work inside a Mac OS X bundle.
168
169 * Minor Mac OS X compilation error fix.
170
171 * Debugging stacktrace now applies to all working threads.
172
173 * Made lookup of translation files more robust on Windows.
174
175 * Fixes for cross compiling and building for Windows with configure
176 and make.
177
178 * libX11 is now being added explicitly to the build link phase,
179 as seen necessary on some bleeding-edge distros eg. Fedora 13,
180 Debian 6.
181
182 * Moving from old deprecated Qt3'ish custom event post handling
183 into regular asynchronous signal/slot strategy.
184
185 * Sampler channel and instrument file requester support for
186 other than GIG engine instrument files (*gig; *.dls) has
187 been added, making roads for the newer SFZ and SF2 engines
188 instrument files (*.sfz; *.sf2).
189
190 * General standard dialog buttons layout is now in place.
191
192 * Initial widget geometry and visibility persistence logic has
193 been slightly revised as much to avoid crash failures due to
194 wrong main widget hidden state.
195
196 * General source tree layout and build configuration change.
197
198 * Automatic crash-dump reports, debugger stack-traces (gdb), back-
199 traces, whatever, are being introduced as a brand new configure
200 option (--enable-stacktrace) and default enabled on debug build
201 targets (--enable-debug).
202
203 * Attempt to fix broken instrument list model/view on Qt >= 4.6.
204
205 * Device parameter spin-box default maximum has been set higher:
206 now at a magic 24-bit limit (16777216) instead of older 16-bit
207 (65536), possibly fixing bug #136.
208
209 * LADISH Level 1 support has been added: SIGUSR1 signal trap
210 just makes it a shortcut to File/Save.
211
212 * MIDI Device Status menu is disabled when no MIDI device exists;
213 a menu separator has been added.
214
215 * Window manager's close button was found missing from the Devices
216 and Instruments widgets when on Qt >= 4.5, now fixed.
217
218 * MIDI activity indicator on channel strips and MIDI device status
219 widgets is now implemented as a flashing green LED, instead of a
220 lame green solid background :).
221
222 * Global configuration state is now explicitly saved/committed to
223 disk when View/Options... dialog changes are accepted and applied.
224
225 * Czech (cs) translation added (by Pavel Fric).
226
227
228 0.2.2 2009-08-01 New release cycle.
229
230 * Russian (qsampler_ru.ts by Alexandre Prokoudine) makes it as
231 brand first translation delivered. Thanks and welcomes whom
232 ever may follow ;)
233
234 * Converted obsolete QMessageBox forms to standard buttons.
235
236 * Added support for runtime max. voices / disk streams setting
237 (accessible from the "Options..." dialog). Those fine tuning
238 settings will be saved in case the user modified them and
239 automatically restored to the sampler when reconnecting to
240 a sampler the next time.
241
242 * Grayed/disabled palette color group fix for dark color themes.
243
244 * Fait-divers: desktop menu file touched to openSUSE conventions.
245
246 * Due to some trouble with newer Qt >= 4.4 applications regarding
247 font size configuration, a new global user option is now available
248 to the rescue: View/Options... /Display/Other/Base font size
249 (default none).
250
251 * Attempt to load Qt's own translation support and get rid of
252 the ever warning startup message, unless built in debug mode.
253 (transaction by Guido Scholz, while on qsynth-devel, thanks).
254
255 * Only one application instance is now allowed to be up and
256 running, with immediate but graceful termination upon startup
257 iif an already running instance is detected, which will see its
258 main widget shown up automatically (Qt/X11 platform only).
259
260 * Messages file logging makes its first long overdue appearance,
261 with user configurable settings in View/Options.../Server/Logging.
262
263 * Bugfix in sampler channel dialog, driver combo boxes' content were
264 screwed.
265
266 * Automatically add & remove channel strips as they were removed
267 e.g. by other frontends.
268
269 * Refresh device management dialog when device informations changed,
270 e.g. on changes caused by other frontends
271 (fixes segfault on device changes)
272
273 * Implemented MIDI device activity windows, selectable from the
274 "View" main menu.
275
276 * Implemented MIDI activity indicator on channel strips.
277
278 * Added FX Sends Dialog to Channel Strips.
279
280 * Color pallete fix for the instrument name display in channel
281 strip, particularly notorious on Mac OS X builds.
282
283 * Added dialog when the application exits which lets the user
284 decide whether to keep the LinuxSampler running or not.
285
286
287 0.2.1 2007-12-06 Qt4 migration was complete.
288
289 * Added recent new support of libgig for retrieving instrument
290 names in avery fast way. If libgig provides this feature, then
291 the respective name retrieval setting in qsampler is enabled by
292 default.
293
294 * The current selected/activated channel-strip is now visually
295 evident while in the application workspace (highlighting).
296
297 * Make View/Menubar and Toolbar shortcuts accessible even though
298 the main menu and toobar are not visible.
299
300 * Audio routing table is initially hidden in the dialog, when
301 creating a new sampler channel.
302
303 * README requirements and configuration notes update.
304
305 * Disable OK button in sampler channel form and MIDI instrument
306 form if no valid engine is selected (to avoid bothering newbie
307 users with confusing LSCP syntax errors when using the UI the
308 first time).
309
310 * Fixed creation of devices (don't try to set device parameters
311 which the user did not touch in the device creation dialog).
312
313 * Added Windows file path support.
314
315 * Fixed win32/qmakefile and win32/config.h so that it compiles
316 under win32.
317
318 * Qt4 port of the application.
319
320
321 0.1.5 2007-10-15 Five months later a fifth is heard.
322
323 * Added support for LSCP escape sequences to allow loading and
324 mapping instrument files with special characters in their
325 filename, as well as special characters for instrument names
326 and instrument map names (requires LSCP v1.2 on sampler side).
327
328 * Added new button "Edit" to the channel strips, which probably
329 does exactly what you think it does: it opens an appropriate
330 instrument editor application; the channel instrument editor
331 tool is also accessible from the main menu and toolbar.
332
333 * Application icon is now installed to ${prefix}/share/pixmaps;
334 application desktop entry file is now included in installation;
335 spec file (RPM) is now a bit more openSUSE compliant.
336
337 * Crash fix on double-clicking on a empty instrument list.
338
339
340 0.1.4 2007-05-04 Almost another year has gone by.
341
342 * Channel button colors have changed: yellow for mute and
343 cyan for solo is now the rule, but note that this color
344 highlighting is only rendered on some widget styles.
345
346 * Master sampler volume slider/spinbox combo is now featured.
347
348 * Initial support for sampler channel FX sends, while saving
349 the session state, only at code-level.
350
351 * Sampler channel setup dialog does not mandate for valid nor
352 existing instrument file name.
353
354 * Revised error verbosity in general and on session load/save;
355 hour-glass wait cursor is now displayed on session load/save;
356 keyboard shortcuts changed on MIDI instruments view context;
357 improved channel strip arrangement on session open/load;
358 instrument map entry removal confirmation (as optional);
359 corrected some tooltip text strings.
360
361 * Most top-level widgets were missing the normal-widget flag,
362 which were causing some sticky size behavior while on some
363 window managers.
364
365 * Added preliminary MIDI instrument mapping support; now
366 with an instrument list widget and editing capabilities;
367 MIDI instrumeent map program numbers are now displayed in
368 the range 1-128, instead of the internal 0-127.
369
370 * GPL address update.
371
372
373 0.1.3 2006-06-01 Its been a long year isn't it?
374
375 * Changed deprecated copyright attribute to license,
376 on qsampler.spec (RPM).
377
378 * Added configure support for x86_64 libraries (UNTESTED).
379
380 * Optional specification of alternate liblscp and libgig
381 installation paths have been added to configure command
382 arguments (--with-liblscp, --with-libgig).
383
384 * Whenever the listing of actual instrument names is not an
385 option (e.g. due to lack of libgig support), the whole
386 number of selectable instrument items is now being graciously
387 increased from just the bare 8 (eight) right up through 100
388 (one hundred), on the sampler channel setup dialog.
389
390 * The selection buttons, on the right of the Instrument, Audio
391 and MIDI devices combo-boxes, on the sampler channel dialog,
392 are now expected to be a little better looking than it was
393 before, at least for those Mac OS X eyes.
394
395 * Minor fixing on the initial messages dock-window height.
396
397 * Audio output channel routing configuration finally hits
398 the sampler channel dialog, at last!
399
400 * All widget captions changed to include proper application
401 title name prefix.
402
403 * Attempt to bring those aging autoconf templates to date;
404 sample SPEC file for RPM build is now being included and
405 generated at configure time.
406
407 * Set to use QApplication::setMainWidget() instead of
408 registering the traditional lastWindowClosed() signal
409 to quit() slot, just to let the -geometry command line
410 argument have some effect on X11.
411
412 * Added MUTE/SOLO buttons to individual channel strips.
413
414 * Fixed compilation error which occured when Qt was
415 compiled with -no-stl.
416
417
418 0.1.2 2005-06-23 Even minor workings needs a rest.
419
420 * Fixed output disability when messages limit option is
421 turned off (thanks to Wolfgang Woehl for spotting this
422 one, while on qjackctl).
423
424 * Added CHANNEL_INFO event feedback notification handling;
425 minor stream/voice usage auto-refresh cycle optimization.
426
427
428 0.1.1 2005-06-12 The mantra of bugfixes.
429
430 * New improved and full-featured application icon, thanks
431 to Christian Schoenebeck design.
432
433 * Fixed refresh cycle of channel strips that are found
434 in an error state, which was preventing correct channel
435 info updates.
436
437 * Device configuration now accessible on toolbar. Added
438 buddy text label to device port/channel combobox on the
439 device dialog.
440
441 * Include libgig version info on command line request (-v).
442
443 * Minor configure and Makefile install fixes, as Debian and
444 Mac OS X specialties. Also, install does the right thing
445 with target file modes (thanks to Matt Flax and Ebrahim
446 Mayat, for pointing these out).
447
448
449 0.1.0 2005-05-23 Device configuration breakthrough.
450
451 * Device configuration is now complete.
452
453 * [bug #9] Fixed for a LSCP command syntax convention
454 consistency, regarding the enumeration of available
455 sampler engines, Audio and MIDI drivers.
456
457 * [bug #13] Update instrument names list when a new
458 instrument file is select on the channel setup dialog.
459
460 * Show appropriate message in channel strip while loading
461 an instrument.
462
463 * Show libgig version in About box (in case libgig is used).
464
465
466 0.0.5 2005-03-04 Fifth alpha-release.
467
468 * Fixed device driver type channel information gathering,
469 which was severely flawed, dropping all channel session
470 configurations to the default audio driver type (which
471 is ALSA) unexpectedly.
472
473 * Channels are now properly renumbered when saving to a
474 session LSCP script, assuming that it should be always
475 loaded from scratch (i.e. zero channels).
476
477 * Disabled MIDI port setting on channel dialog, and on
478 session file save, as its use is still troublesome.
479
480 * Added new menu and toolbar option: Reset All Channels.
481
482 * Channel setup changes are now properly filtered, as for
483 only those settings that are actually changed gets applied;
484 change information are now also posted to messages window.
485
486 * Drag-and-drop of either session files (LSCP scripts) or
487 instrument files (GIG) are now supported. Multiple files
488 drop is allowed, but it only makes sense for instrument
489 files, each one prompting to create a new sampler channel.
490
491 * Drag-and-drop to an existing channel strip is now also
492 featured, allowing the in-place change of the channel
493 sampler instrument file.
494
495 * Actual instrument names are now optionally retrieved
496 from the instrument file, even though libgig is available,
497 avoiding excessively annoying load times while on the
498 channel dialog, when huge instrument files are selected.
499
500 * Set to ignore the SIGPIPE ("Broken pipe") signal, where
501 available, as the default handler is usually fatal when
502 a JACK client is zombified abruptly.
503
504 * Messages window limit is now enforced only when the line
505 count exceeds in one third the user configured line count
506 maximum; if Qt 3.2.0+ is in use, the QTextView widget is
507 otherwise set to the optimized Qt::LogText format.
508
509
510 0.0.4 2004-11-19 Fourth alpha-release.
511
512 * Instrument index selection now made via combo box widget;
513 actual instrument names are now properly retrieved from
514 the instrument file, provided if libgig is available.
515
516 * Sampler channels strips are just created if, and only if,
517 the respective channel setup dialog is actually accepted,
518 following common user-interface guidelines.
519
520 * Almost complete rewrite of sampler channel strips internal
521 control structures.
522
523 * Sampler reset command action added to menu and toolbar.
524
525 * MIDI channel selection is now a dropdown list, allowing
526 the explicit selection for "All" channels input per sampler
527 channel (omni mode).
528
529 * Channel strip display glass effect has changed background
530 color to black (was green), being now an user option.
531
532 * Minor configure fixes.
533
534
535 0.0.3 2004-07-06 Third alpha-release.
536
537 * Mon-modal intrument file loading and status support.
538
539 * Effective MIDI input port setting on channel dialog,
540 and on session file save.
541
542 * Channel dialog gets sensible engine and driver defaults
543 on create time.
544
545 * Implied channel reset on successful instrument load.
546
547
548 0.0.2 2004-06-15 Pre-revolutionary release.
549
550 * The channel context menu is also accessible by right-clicking
551 over the empty workspace area.
552
553 * Added small wait event loop on qsamplerMainForm::stopServer(),
554 so let local server terminate gracefully and stabilize, and
555 avoiding a probable segfault on exit, which was preventing the
556 correct salvage of settings and configuration.
557
558 * Maximum channel volume percent setting is now a global option,
559 provided to override the default (which is 100%).
560
561 * Client/server transaction timeout option upper limit has been
562 increased from 5000 to 60000 milliseconds.
563
564 * A channel context menu is now featured, by right-clicking over
565 each sampler channel strip.
566
567 * Commented SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_PORT command from
568 qsamplerMainForm::saveSessionFile(), it has no effect.
569
570 * Insert a n #include <unistd.h> on qsamplerMessages.cpp, between
571 a #if !defined(WIN32) clause.
572
573 * An initial non zero value (0.8) is now set for volume of every
574 new sampler channel strip.
575
576 * The order to load/save and setup channel settings is now as
577 suggested in the following lines:
578
579 SET CHANNEL AUDIO_OUTPUT_TYPE ...
580 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_TYPE ...
581 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_CHANNEL ...
582 LOAD ENGINE ...
583 LOAD INSTRUMENT ...
584 SET CHANNEL VOLUME ...
585
586
587 0.0.1 2004-06-05 Primordial alpha release.

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