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* HiDPI display screen support (Qt >= 5.6). (EXPERIMENTAL)
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 - HiDPI display screen support (Qt >= 5.6). (EXPERIMENTAL)
10
11 - Bumped copyright headers into the New Year (2019).
12
13
14 0.5.3 2018-12-06 An End of Autumn'18 Release.
15
16 - Avoid saving plug-in sampler channels and related devices
17 to regular LSCP (*.lscp) session files.
18
19 - Fixed MIDI and Audio device selection on the common sampler
20 channel settings dialog.
21
22 - Old deprecated Qt4 build support is no more.
23
24 - AppStream metadata updated to be the most compliant with
25 latest freedesktop.org specification and recommendation.
26
27
28 0.5.2 2018-07-22 A Summer'18 Release.
29
30 - AppData/AppStream metadata is now settled under an all
31 permisssive license (FSFAP).
32
33
34 0.5.1 2018-05-21 Pre-LAC2018 release frenzy.
35
36 - Disable singleton/unique application instance setup logic
37 when the display server platform is not X11.
38
39 - Fixed device management dialog not responding to user changes.
40
41 - A little hardening on the configure (autoconf) macro side.
42
43 - Fixed minor memory leak in device management dialog.
44
45 - Fixed unnecessary latency when closing app.
46
47
48 0.5.0 2017-12-12 An Autumn'17 release.
49
50 - French (fr) translation added by Olivier Humbert
51 (qsampler_fr.ts).
52
53 - Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent
54 from build/configure template chains.
55
56 - Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo
57 file (formerly AppData).
58
59
60 0.4.3 2017-04-27 Pre-LAC2017 release frenzy.
61
62 - Added French man page (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
63
64 - Make builds reproducible byte for byte, by getting rid of
65 the configure build date and time stamps.
66
67
68 0.4.2 2016-11-14 A Fall'16 release.
69
70 * Fixed a potential crash on the singleton/unique application
71 instance setup.
72
73 * Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command
74 line options, wrt. installation directories specification,
75 eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.
76
77
78 0.4.1 2016-09-14 End of Summer'16 release.
79
80 * Fixed a race condition on creating sampler channels that ended
81 in duplicate channel strips; also fixed channel auto-arrange.
82
83 * Dropped the --enable-qt5 from configure as found redundant
84 given that's the build default anyway (suggestion by Guido
85 Scholz, while for Qtractor, thanks).
86
87 * Automake: set environment variable GCC_COLORS=auto to allow GCC to
88 auto detect whether it (sh/c)ould output its messages in color.
89
90
91 0.4.0 2016-04-05 Spring'16 release frenzy.
92
93 * Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.
94
95 * Prevent x11extras module from use on non-X11/Unix plaforms.
96
97 * Messages standard output capture has been improved again, now
98 in both ways a non-blocking pipe may get.
99
100 * Single/unique application instance control adapted to Qt5/X11.
101
102
103 0.3.1 2015-07-19 Summer'15 release frenzy.
104
105 * Fixed configure script's Qt include directory lookup for some
106 64bit Linux flavours.
107
108 * Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
109
110 * A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore
111 sub-routine is now in effect.
112
113 * Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
114
115
116 0.3.0 2015-03-25 Pre-LAC2015 release frenzy.
117
118 * Added application description as freedesktop.org's AppData.
119
120 * Added this "Don't ask/show this again" option to some if not most
121 of the nagging warning/error message boxes.
122
123 * Mac OS X: Fixed default path of linuxsampler binary.
124
125 * When closing qsampler and showing the user the dialog whether to
126 stop the LinuxSampler backend, set the default selection to "Yes".
127
128 * Master volume slider now getting proper layout when changing its
129 main toolbar orientation.
130
131 * Messages standard output capture has been slightly improved
132 as for non-blocking i/o, whenever available.
133
134 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect the new --includedir.
135
136 * A man page has beed added (making up Matt Flax's work on
137 debian, thanks).
138
139 * Translations install directory change.
140
141 * Added support for SF2 instrument names/preset enumeration.
142
143 * Added instrument list popup on channel strip which shows up when
144 the instrument name is clicked. Allows faster switching among
145 instruments of the same file.
146
147 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect its new --libdir
148 (impolitely forcing the user now to have at least libgig 3.3.0).
149
150
151 0.2.3 2013-12-31 A fifth of a Jubilee.
152
153 * Allow the build system to include an user specified LDFLAGS.
154
155 * More preparations for Qt5 configure build.
156
157 * Standard scalable format (SVG) and MIME type icons support for
158 session files (*.lscp) is now being added.
159
160 * Preparations for Qt5 migration.
161
162 * Added include <unistd.h> to shut up gcc 4.7 build failures.
163
164 * Make(ing) -jN parallel builds now available for the masses.
165
166 * Fixed Makefile.in handling of installation directories to the
167 configure script eg. --datadir, --localedir.
168
169 * Made lookup of translation files work inside a Mac OS X bundle.
170
171 * Minor Mac OS X compilation error fix.
172
173 * Debugging stacktrace now applies to all working threads.
174
175 * Made lookup of translation files more robust on Windows.
176
177 * Fixes for cross compiling and building for Windows with configure
178 and make.
179
180 * libX11 is now being added explicitly to the build link phase,
181 as seen necessary on some bleeding-edge distros eg. Fedora 13,
182 Debian 6.
183
184 * Moving from old deprecated Qt3'ish custom event post handling
185 into regular asynchronous signal/slot strategy.
186
187 * Sampler channel and instrument file requester support for
188 other than GIG engine instrument files (*gig; *.dls) has
189 been added, making roads for the newer SFZ and SF2 engines
190 instrument files (*.sfz; *.sf2).
191
192 * General standard dialog buttons layout is now in place.
193
194 * Initial widget geometry and visibility persistence logic has
195 been slightly revised as much to avoid crash failures due to
196 wrong main widget hidden state.
197
198 * General source tree layout and build configuration change.
199
200 * Automatic crash-dump reports, debugger stack-traces (gdb), back-
201 traces, whatever, are being introduced as a brand new configure
202 option (--enable-stacktrace) and default enabled on debug build
203 targets (--enable-debug).
204
205 * Attempt to fix broken instrument list model/view on Qt >= 4.6.
206
207 * Device parameter spin-box default maximum has been set higher:
208 now at a magic 24-bit limit (16777216) instead of older 16-bit
209 (65536), possibly fixing bug #136.
210
211 * LADISH Level 1 support has been added: SIGUSR1 signal trap
212 just makes it a shortcut to File/Save.
213
214 * MIDI Device Status menu is disabled when no MIDI device exists;
215 a menu separator has been added.
216
217 * Window manager's close button was found missing from the Devices
218 and Instruments widgets when on Qt >= 4.5, now fixed.
219
220 * MIDI activity indicator on channel strips and MIDI device status
221 widgets is now implemented as a flashing green LED, instead of a
222 lame green solid background :).
223
224 * Global configuration state is now explicitly saved/committed to
225 disk when View/Options... dialog changes are accepted and applied.
226
227 * Czech (cs) translation added (by Pavel Fric).
228
229
230 0.2.2 2009-08-01 New release cycle.
231
232 * Russian (qsampler_ru.ts by Alexandre Prokoudine) makes it as
233 brand first translation delivered. Thanks and welcomes whom
234 ever may follow ;)
235
236 * Converted obsolete QMessageBox forms to standard buttons.
237
238 * Added support for runtime max. voices / disk streams setting
239 (accessible from the "Options..." dialog). Those fine tuning
240 settings will be saved in case the user modified them and
241 automatically restored to the sampler when reconnecting to
242 a sampler the next time.
243
244 * Grayed/disabled palette color group fix for dark color themes.
245
246 * Fait-divers: desktop menu file touched to openSUSE conventions.
247
248 * Due to some trouble with newer Qt >= 4.4 applications regarding
249 font size configuration, a new global user option is now available
250 to the rescue: View/Options... /Display/Other/Base font size
251 (default none).
252
253 * Attempt to load Qt's own translation support and get rid of
254 the ever warning startup message, unless built in debug mode.
255 (transaction by Guido Scholz, while on qsynth-devel, thanks).
256
257 * Only one application instance is now allowed to be up and
258 running, with immediate but graceful termination upon startup
259 iif an already running instance is detected, which will see its
260 main widget shown up automatically (Qt/X11 platform only).
261
262 * Messages file logging makes its first long overdue appearance,
263 with user configurable settings in View/Options.../Server/Logging.
264
265 * Bugfix in sampler channel dialog, driver combo boxes' content were
266 screwed.
267
268 * Automatically add & remove channel strips as they were removed
269 e.g. by other frontends.
270
271 * Refresh device management dialog when device informations changed,
272 e.g. on changes caused by other frontends
273 (fixes segfault on device changes)
274
275 * Implemented MIDI device activity windows, selectable from the
276 "View" main menu.
277
278 * Implemented MIDI activity indicator on channel strips.
279
280 * Added FX Sends Dialog to Channel Strips.
281
282 * Color pallete fix for the instrument name display in channel
283 strip, particularly notorious on Mac OS X builds.
284
285 * Added dialog when the application exits which lets the user
286 decide whether to keep the LinuxSampler running or not.
287
288
289 0.2.1 2007-12-06 Qt4 migration was complete.
290
291 * Added recent new support of libgig for retrieving instrument
292 names in avery fast way. If libgig provides this feature, then
293 the respective name retrieval setting in qsampler is enabled by
294 default.
295
296 * The current selected/activated channel-strip is now visually
297 evident while in the application workspace (highlighting).
298
299 * Make View/Menubar and Toolbar shortcuts accessible even though
300 the main menu and toobar are not visible.
301
302 * Audio routing table is initially hidden in the dialog, when
303 creating a new sampler channel.
304
305 * README requirements and configuration notes update.
306
307 * Disable OK button in sampler channel form and MIDI instrument
308 form if no valid engine is selected (to avoid bothering newbie
309 users with confusing LSCP syntax errors when using the UI the
310 first time).
311
312 * Fixed creation of devices (don't try to set device parameters
313 which the user did not touch in the device creation dialog).
314
315 * Added Windows file path support.
316
317 * Fixed win32/qmakefile and win32/config.h so that it compiles
318 under win32.
319
320 * Qt4 port of the application.
321
322
323 0.1.5 2007-10-15 Five months later a fifth is heard.
324
325 * Added support for LSCP escape sequences to allow loading and
326 mapping instrument files with special characters in their
327 filename, as well as special characters for instrument names
328 and instrument map names (requires LSCP v1.2 on sampler side).
329
330 * Added new button "Edit" to the channel strips, which probably
331 does exactly what you think it does: it opens an appropriate
332 instrument editor application; the channel instrument editor
333 tool is also accessible from the main menu and toolbar.
334
335 * Application icon is now installed to ${prefix}/share/pixmaps;
336 application desktop entry file is now included in installation;
337 spec file (RPM) is now a bit more openSUSE compliant.
338
339 * Crash fix on double-clicking on a empty instrument list.
340
341
342 0.1.4 2007-05-04 Almost another year has gone by.
343
344 * Channel button colors have changed: yellow for mute and
345 cyan for solo is now the rule, but note that this color
346 highlighting is only rendered on some widget styles.
347
348 * Master sampler volume slider/spinbox combo is now featured.
349
350 * Initial support for sampler channel FX sends, while saving
351 the session state, only at code-level.
352
353 * Sampler channel setup dialog does not mandate for valid nor
354 existing instrument file name.
355
356 * Revised error verbosity in general and on session load/save;
357 hour-glass wait cursor is now displayed on session load/save;
358 keyboard shortcuts changed on MIDI instruments view context;
359 improved channel strip arrangement on session open/load;
360 instrument map entry removal confirmation (as optional);
361 corrected some tooltip text strings.
362
363 * Most top-level widgets were missing the normal-widget flag,
364 which were causing some sticky size behavior while on some
365 window managers.
366
367 * Added preliminary MIDI instrument mapping support; now
368 with an instrument list widget and editing capabilities;
369 MIDI instrumeent map program numbers are now displayed in
370 the range 1-128, instead of the internal 0-127.
371
372 * GPL address update.
373
374
375 0.1.3 2006-06-01 Its been a long year isn't it?
376
377 * Changed deprecated copyright attribute to license,
378 on qsampler.spec (RPM).
379
380 * Added configure support for x86_64 libraries (UNTESTED).
381
382 * Optional specification of alternate liblscp and libgig
383 installation paths have been added to configure command
384 arguments (--with-liblscp, --with-libgig).
385
386 * Whenever the listing of actual instrument names is not an
387 option (e.g. due to lack of libgig support), the whole
388 number of selectable instrument items is now being graciously
389 increased from just the bare 8 (eight) right up through 100
390 (one hundred), on the sampler channel setup dialog.
391
392 * The selection buttons, on the right of the Instrument, Audio
393 and MIDI devices combo-boxes, on the sampler channel dialog,
394 are now expected to be a little better looking than it was
395 before, at least for those Mac OS X eyes.
396
397 * Minor fixing on the initial messages dock-window height.
398
399 * Audio output channel routing configuration finally hits
400 the sampler channel dialog, at last!
401
402 * All widget captions changed to include proper application
403 title name prefix.
404
405 * Attempt to bring those aging autoconf templates to date;
406 sample SPEC file for RPM build is now being included and
407 generated at configure time.
408
409 * Set to use QApplication::setMainWidget() instead of
410 registering the traditional lastWindowClosed() signal
411 to quit() slot, just to let the -geometry command line
412 argument have some effect on X11.
413
414 * Added MUTE/SOLO buttons to individual channel strips.
415
416 * Fixed compilation error which occured when Qt was
417 compiled with -no-stl.
418
419
420 0.1.2 2005-06-23 Even minor workings needs a rest.
421
422 * Fixed output disability when messages limit option is
423 turned off (thanks to Wolfgang Woehl for spotting this
424 one, while on qjackctl).
425
426 * Added CHANNEL_INFO event feedback notification handling;
427 minor stream/voice usage auto-refresh cycle optimization.
428
429
430 0.1.1 2005-06-12 The mantra of bugfixes.
431
432 * New improved and full-featured application icon, thanks
433 to Christian Schoenebeck design.
434
435 * Fixed refresh cycle of channel strips that are found
436 in an error state, which was preventing correct channel
437 info updates.
438
439 * Device configuration now accessible on toolbar. Added
440 buddy text label to device port/channel combobox on the
441 device dialog.
442
443 * Include libgig version info on command line request (-v).
444
445 * Minor configure and Makefile install fixes, as Debian and
446 Mac OS X specialties. Also, install does the right thing
447 with target file modes (thanks to Matt Flax and Ebrahim
448 Mayat, for pointing these out).
449
450
451 0.1.0 2005-05-23 Device configuration breakthrough.
452
453 * Device configuration is now complete.
454
455 * [bug #9] Fixed for a LSCP command syntax convention
456 consistency, regarding the enumeration of available
457 sampler engines, Audio and MIDI drivers.
458
459 * [bug #13] Update instrument names list when a new
460 instrument file is select on the channel setup dialog.
461
462 * Show appropriate message in channel strip while loading
463 an instrument.
464
465 * Show libgig version in About box (in case libgig is used).
466
467
468 0.0.5 2005-03-04 Fifth alpha-release.
469
470 * Fixed device driver type channel information gathering,
471 which was severely flawed, dropping all channel session
472 configurations to the default audio driver type (which
473 is ALSA) unexpectedly.
474
475 * Channels are now properly renumbered when saving to a
476 session LSCP script, assuming that it should be always
477 loaded from scratch (i.e. zero channels).
478
479 * Disabled MIDI port setting on channel dialog, and on
480 session file save, as its use is still troublesome.
481
482 * Added new menu and toolbar option: Reset All Channels.
483
484 * Channel setup changes are now properly filtered, as for
485 only those settings that are actually changed gets applied;
486 change information are now also posted to messages window.
487
488 * Drag-and-drop of either session files (LSCP scripts) or
489 instrument files (GIG) are now supported. Multiple files
490 drop is allowed, but it only makes sense for instrument
491 files, each one prompting to create a new sampler channel.
492
493 * Drag-and-drop to an existing channel strip is now also
494 featured, allowing the in-place change of the channel
495 sampler instrument file.
496
497 * Actual instrument names are now optionally retrieved
498 from the instrument file, even though libgig is available,
499 avoiding excessively annoying load times while on the
500 channel dialog, when huge instrument files are selected.
501
502 * Set to ignore the SIGPIPE ("Broken pipe") signal, where
503 available, as the default handler is usually fatal when
504 a JACK client is zombified abruptly.
505
506 * Messages window limit is now enforced only when the line
507 count exceeds in one third the user configured line count
508 maximum; if Qt 3.2.0+ is in use, the QTextView widget is
509 otherwise set to the optimized Qt::LogText format.
510
511
512 0.0.4 2004-11-19 Fourth alpha-release.
513
514 * Instrument index selection now made via combo box widget;
515 actual instrument names are now properly retrieved from
516 the instrument file, provided if libgig is available.
517
518 * Sampler channels strips are just created if, and only if,
519 the respective channel setup dialog is actually accepted,
520 following common user-interface guidelines.
521
522 * Almost complete rewrite of sampler channel strips internal
523 control structures.
524
525 * Sampler reset command action added to menu and toolbar.
526
527 * MIDI channel selection is now a dropdown list, allowing
528 the explicit selection for "All" channels input per sampler
529 channel (omni mode).
530
531 * Channel strip display glass effect has changed background
532 color to black (was green), being now an user option.
533
534 * Minor configure fixes.
535
536
537 0.0.3 2004-07-06 Third alpha-release.
538
539 * Mon-modal intrument file loading and status support.
540
541 * Effective MIDI input port setting on channel dialog,
542 and on session file save.
543
544 * Channel dialog gets sensible engine and driver defaults
545 on create time.
546
547 * Implied channel reset on successful instrument load.
548
549
550 0.0.2 2004-06-15 Pre-revolutionary release.
551
552 * The channel context menu is also accessible by right-clicking
553 over the empty workspace area.
554
555 * Added small wait event loop on qsamplerMainForm::stopServer(),
556 so let local server terminate gracefully and stabilize, and
557 avoiding a probable segfault on exit, which was preventing the
558 correct salvage of settings and configuration.
559
560 * Maximum channel volume percent setting is now a global option,
561 provided to override the default (which is 100%).
562
563 * Client/server transaction timeout option upper limit has been
564 increased from 5000 to 60000 milliseconds.
565
566 * A channel context menu is now featured, by right-clicking over
567 each sampler channel strip.
568
569 * Commented SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_PORT command from
570 qsamplerMainForm::saveSessionFile(), it has no effect.
571
572 * Insert a n #include <unistd.h> on qsamplerMessages.cpp, between
573 a #if !defined(WIN32) clause.
574
575 * An initial non zero value (0.8) is now set for volume of every
576 new sampler channel strip.
577
578 * The order to load/save and setup channel settings is now as
579 suggested in the following lines:
580
581 SET CHANNEL AUDIO_OUTPUT_TYPE ...
582 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_TYPE ...
583 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_CHANNEL ...
584 LOAD ENGINE ...
585 LOAD INSTRUMENT ...
586 SET CHANNEL VOLUME ...
587
588
589 0.0.1 2004-06-05 Primordial alpha release.

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