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* Pre-LAC2019 release frenzy: v0.5.4 is released.
1 Qsampler - A LinuxSampler Qt GUI Interface
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4 ChangeLog
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6
7 0.5.4 2019-03-11 Pre-LAC2019 Release Frenzy.
8
9 - Refactored all singleton/unique application instance
10 setup logic away from X11/Xcb hackery.
11
12 - HiDPI display screen support (Qt >= 5.6).
13
14 - Bumped copyright headers into the New Year (2019).
15
16
17 0.5.3 2018-12-06 An End of Autumn'18 Release.
18
19 - Avoid saving plug-in sampler channels and related devices
20 to regular LSCP (*.lscp) session files.
21
22 - Fixed MIDI and Audio device selection on the common sampler
23 channel settings dialog.
24
25 - Old deprecated Qt4 build support is no more.
26
27 - AppStream metadata updated to be the most compliant with
28 latest freedesktop.org specification and recommendation.
29
30
31 0.5.2 2018-07-22 A Summer'18 Release.
32
33 - AppData/AppStream metadata is now settled under an all
34 permisssive license (FSFAP).
35
36
37 0.5.1 2018-05-21 Pre-LAC2018 release frenzy.
38
39 - Disable singleton/unique application instance setup logic
40 when the display server platform is not X11.
41
42 - Fixed device management dialog not responding to user changes.
43
44 - A little hardening on the configure (autoconf) macro side.
45
46 - Fixed minor memory leak in device management dialog.
47
48 - Fixed unnecessary latency when closing app.
49
50
51 0.5.0 2017-12-12 An Autumn'17 release.
52
53 - French (fr) translation added by Olivier Humbert
54 (qsampler_fr.ts).
55
56 - Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent
57 from build/configure template chains.
58
59 - Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo
60 file (formerly AppData).
61
62
63 0.4.3 2017-04-27 Pre-LAC2017 release frenzy.
64
65 - Added French man page (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
66
67 - Make builds reproducible byte for byte, by getting rid of
68 the configure build date and time stamps.
69
70
71 0.4.2 2016-11-14 A Fall'16 release.
72
73 * Fixed a potential crash on the singleton/unique application
74 instance setup.
75
76 * Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command
77 line options, wrt. installation directories specification,
78 eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.
79
80
81 0.4.1 2016-09-14 End of Summer'16 release.
82
83 * Fixed a race condition on creating sampler channels that ended
84 in duplicate channel strips; also fixed channel auto-arrange.
85
86 * Dropped the --enable-qt5 from configure as found redundant
87 given that's the build default anyway (suggestion by Guido
88 Scholz, while for Qtractor, thanks).
89
90 * Automake: set environment variable GCC_COLORS=auto to allow GCC to
91 auto detect whether it (sh/c)ould output its messages in color.
92
93
94 0.4.0 2016-04-05 Spring'16 release frenzy.
95
96 * Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.
97
98 * Prevent x11extras module from use on non-X11/Unix plaforms.
99
100 * Messages standard output capture has been improved again, now
101 in both ways a non-blocking pipe may get.
102
103 * Single/unique application instance control adapted to Qt5/X11.
104
105
106 0.3.1 2015-07-19 Summer'15 release frenzy.
107
108 * Fixed configure script's Qt include directory lookup for some
109 64bit Linux flavours.
110
111 * Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
112
113 * A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore
114 sub-routine is now in effect.
115
116 * Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
117
118
119 0.3.0 2015-03-25 Pre-LAC2015 release frenzy.
120
121 * Added application description as freedesktop.org's AppData.
122
123 * Added this "Don't ask/show this again" option to some if not most
124 of the nagging warning/error message boxes.
125
126 * Mac OS X: Fixed default path of linuxsampler binary.
127
128 * When closing qsampler and showing the user the dialog whether to
129 stop the LinuxSampler backend, set the default selection to "Yes".
130
131 * Master volume slider now getting proper layout when changing its
132 main toolbar orientation.
133
134 * Messages standard output capture has been slightly improved
135 as for non-blocking i/o, whenever available.
136
137 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect the new --includedir.
138
139 * A man page has beed added (making up Matt Flax's work on
140 debian, thanks).
141
142 * Translations install directory change.
143
144 * Added support for SF2 instrument names/preset enumeration.
145
146 * Added instrument list popup on channel strip which shows up when
147 the instrument name is clicked. Allows faster switching among
148 instruments of the same file.
149
150 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect its new --libdir
151 (impolitely forcing the user now to have at least libgig 3.3.0).
152
153
154 0.2.3 2013-12-31 A fifth of a Jubilee.
155
156 * Allow the build system to include an user specified LDFLAGS.
157
158 * More preparations for Qt5 configure build.
159
160 * Standard scalable format (SVG) and MIME type icons support for
161 session files (*.lscp) is now being added.
162
163 * Preparations for Qt5 migration.
164
165 * Added include <unistd.h> to shut up gcc 4.7 build failures.
166
167 * Make(ing) -jN parallel builds now available for the masses.
168
169 * Fixed Makefile.in handling of installation directories to the
170 configure script eg. --datadir, --localedir.
171
172 * Made lookup of translation files work inside a Mac OS X bundle.
173
174 * Minor Mac OS X compilation error fix.
175
176 * Debugging stacktrace now applies to all working threads.
177
178 * Made lookup of translation files more robust on Windows.
179
180 * Fixes for cross compiling and building for Windows with configure
181 and make.
182
183 * libX11 is now being added explicitly to the build link phase,
184 as seen necessary on some bleeding-edge distros eg. Fedora 13,
185 Debian 6.
186
187 * Moving from old deprecated Qt3'ish custom event post handling
188 into regular asynchronous signal/slot strategy.
189
190 * Sampler channel and instrument file requester support for
191 other than GIG engine instrument files (*gig; *.dls) has
192 been added, making roads for the newer SFZ and SF2 engines
193 instrument files (*.sfz; *.sf2).
194
195 * General standard dialog buttons layout is now in place.
196
197 * Initial widget geometry and visibility persistence logic has
198 been slightly revised as much to avoid crash failures due to
199 wrong main widget hidden state.
200
201 * General source tree layout and build configuration change.
202
203 * Automatic crash-dump reports, debugger stack-traces (gdb), back-
204 traces, whatever, are being introduced as a brand new configure
205 option (--enable-stacktrace) and default enabled on debug build
206 targets (--enable-debug).
207
208 * Attempt to fix broken instrument list model/view on Qt >= 4.6.
209
210 * Device parameter spin-box default maximum has been set higher:
211 now at a magic 24-bit limit (16777216) instead of older 16-bit
212 (65536), possibly fixing bug #136.
213
214 * LADISH Level 1 support has been added: SIGUSR1 signal trap
215 just makes it a shortcut to File/Save.
216
217 * MIDI Device Status menu is disabled when no MIDI device exists;
218 a menu separator has been added.
219
220 * Window manager's close button was found missing from the Devices
221 and Instruments widgets when on Qt >= 4.5, now fixed.
222
223 * MIDI activity indicator on channel strips and MIDI device status
224 widgets is now implemented as a flashing green LED, instead of a
225 lame green solid background :).
226
227 * Global configuration state is now explicitly saved/committed to
228 disk when View/Options... dialog changes are accepted and applied.
229
230 * Czech (cs) translation added (by Pavel Fric).
231
232
233 0.2.2 2009-08-01 New release cycle.
234
235 * Russian (qsampler_ru.ts by Alexandre Prokoudine) makes it as
236 brand first translation delivered. Thanks and welcomes whom
237 ever may follow ;)
238
239 * Converted obsolete QMessageBox forms to standard buttons.
240
241 * Added support for runtime max. voices / disk streams setting
242 (accessible from the "Options..." dialog). Those fine tuning
243 settings will be saved in case the user modified them and
244 automatically restored to the sampler when reconnecting to
245 a sampler the next time.
246
247 * Grayed/disabled palette color group fix for dark color themes.
248
249 * Fait-divers: desktop menu file touched to openSUSE conventions.
250
251 * Due to some trouble with newer Qt >= 4.4 applications regarding
252 font size configuration, a new global user option is now available
253 to the rescue: View/Options... /Display/Other/Base font size
254 (default none).
255
256 * Attempt to load Qt's own translation support and get rid of
257 the ever warning startup message, unless built in debug mode.
258 (transaction by Guido Scholz, while on qsynth-devel, thanks).
259
260 * Only one application instance is now allowed to be up and
261 running, with immediate but graceful termination upon startup
262 iif an already running instance is detected, which will see its
263 main widget shown up automatically (Qt/X11 platform only).
264
265 * Messages file logging makes its first long overdue appearance,
266 with user configurable settings in View/Options.../Server/Logging.
267
268 * Bugfix in sampler channel dialog, driver combo boxes' content were
269 screwed.
270
271 * Automatically add & remove channel strips as they were removed
272 e.g. by other frontends.
273
274 * Refresh device management dialog when device informations changed,
275 e.g. on changes caused by other frontends
276 (fixes segfault on device changes)
277
278 * Implemented MIDI device activity windows, selectable from the
279 "View" main menu.
280
281 * Implemented MIDI activity indicator on channel strips.
282
283 * Added FX Sends Dialog to Channel Strips.
284
285 * Color pallete fix for the instrument name display in channel
286 strip, particularly notorious on Mac OS X builds.
287
288 * Added dialog when the application exits which lets the user
289 decide whether to keep the LinuxSampler running or not.
290
291
292 0.2.1 2007-12-06 Qt4 migration was complete.
293
294 * Added recent new support of libgig for retrieving instrument
295 names in avery fast way. If libgig provides this feature, then
296 the respective name retrieval setting in qsampler is enabled by
297 default.
298
299 * The current selected/activated channel-strip is now visually
300 evident while in the application workspace (highlighting).
301
302 * Make View/Menubar and Toolbar shortcuts accessible even though
303 the main menu and toobar are not visible.
304
305 * Audio routing table is initially hidden in the dialog, when
306 creating a new sampler channel.
307
308 * README requirements and configuration notes update.
309
310 * Disable OK button in sampler channel form and MIDI instrument
311 form if no valid engine is selected (to avoid bothering newbie
312 users with confusing LSCP syntax errors when using the UI the
313 first time).
314
315 * Fixed creation of devices (don't try to set device parameters
316 which the user did not touch in the device creation dialog).
317
318 * Added Windows file path support.
319
320 * Fixed win32/qmakefile and win32/config.h so that it compiles
321 under win32.
322
323 * Qt4 port of the application.
324
325
326 0.1.5 2007-10-15 Five months later a fifth is heard.
327
328 * Added support for LSCP escape sequences to allow loading and
329 mapping instrument files with special characters in their
330 filename, as well as special characters for instrument names
331 and instrument map names (requires LSCP v1.2 on sampler side).
332
333 * Added new button "Edit" to the channel strips, which probably
334 does exactly what you think it does: it opens an appropriate
335 instrument editor application; the channel instrument editor
336 tool is also accessible from the main menu and toolbar.
337
338 * Application icon is now installed to ${prefix}/share/pixmaps;
339 application desktop entry file is now included in installation;
340 spec file (RPM) is now a bit more openSUSE compliant.
341
342 * Crash fix on double-clicking on a empty instrument list.
343
344
345 0.1.4 2007-05-04 Almost another year has gone by.
346
347 * Channel button colors have changed: yellow for mute and
348 cyan for solo is now the rule, but note that this color
349 highlighting is only rendered on some widget styles.
350
351 * Master sampler volume slider/spinbox combo is now featured.
352
353 * Initial support for sampler channel FX sends, while saving
354 the session state, only at code-level.
355
356 * Sampler channel setup dialog does not mandate for valid nor
357 existing instrument file name.
358
359 * Revised error verbosity in general and on session load/save;
360 hour-glass wait cursor is now displayed on session load/save;
361 keyboard shortcuts changed on MIDI instruments view context;
362 improved channel strip arrangement on session open/load;
363 instrument map entry removal confirmation (as optional);
364 corrected some tooltip text strings.
365
366 * Most top-level widgets were missing the normal-widget flag,
367 which were causing some sticky size behavior while on some
368 window managers.
369
370 * Added preliminary MIDI instrument mapping support; now
371 with an instrument list widget and editing capabilities;
372 MIDI instrumeent map program numbers are now displayed in
373 the range 1-128, instead of the internal 0-127.
374
375 * GPL address update.
376
377
378 0.1.3 2006-06-01 Its been a long year isn't it?
379
380 * Changed deprecated copyright attribute to license,
381 on qsampler.spec (RPM).
382
383 * Added configure support for x86_64 libraries (UNTESTED).
384
385 * Optional specification of alternate liblscp and libgig
386 installation paths have been added to configure command
387 arguments (--with-liblscp, --with-libgig).
388
389 * Whenever the listing of actual instrument names is not an
390 option (e.g. due to lack of libgig support), the whole
391 number of selectable instrument items is now being graciously
392 increased from just the bare 8 (eight) right up through 100
393 (one hundred), on the sampler channel setup dialog.
394
395 * The selection buttons, on the right of the Instrument, Audio
396 and MIDI devices combo-boxes, on the sampler channel dialog,
397 are now expected to be a little better looking than it was
398 before, at least for those Mac OS X eyes.
399
400 * Minor fixing on the initial messages dock-window height.
401
402 * Audio output channel routing configuration finally hits
403 the sampler channel dialog, at last!
404
405 * All widget captions changed to include proper application
406 title name prefix.
407
408 * Attempt to bring those aging autoconf templates to date;
409 sample SPEC file for RPM build is now being included and
410 generated at configure time.
411
412 * Set to use QApplication::setMainWidget() instead of
413 registering the traditional lastWindowClosed() signal
414 to quit() slot, just to let the -geometry command line
415 argument have some effect on X11.
416
417 * Added MUTE/SOLO buttons to individual channel strips.
418
419 * Fixed compilation error which occured when Qt was
420 compiled with -no-stl.
421
422
423 0.1.2 2005-06-23 Even minor workings needs a rest.
424
425 * Fixed output disability when messages limit option is
426 turned off (thanks to Wolfgang Woehl for spotting this
427 one, while on qjackctl).
428
429 * Added CHANNEL_INFO event feedback notification handling;
430 minor stream/voice usage auto-refresh cycle optimization.
431
432
433 0.1.1 2005-06-12 The mantra of bugfixes.
434
435 * New improved and full-featured application icon, thanks
436 to Christian Schoenebeck design.
437
438 * Fixed refresh cycle of channel strips that are found
439 in an error state, which was preventing correct channel
440 info updates.
441
442 * Device configuration now accessible on toolbar. Added
443 buddy text label to device port/channel combobox on the
444 device dialog.
445
446 * Include libgig version info on command line request (-v).
447
448 * Minor configure and Makefile install fixes, as Debian and
449 Mac OS X specialties. Also, install does the right thing
450 with target file modes (thanks to Matt Flax and Ebrahim
451 Mayat, for pointing these out).
452
453
454 0.1.0 2005-05-23 Device configuration breakthrough.
455
456 * Device configuration is now complete.
457
458 * [bug #9] Fixed for a LSCP command syntax convention
459 consistency, regarding the enumeration of available
460 sampler engines, Audio and MIDI drivers.
461
462 * [bug #13] Update instrument names list when a new
463 instrument file is select on the channel setup dialog.
464
465 * Show appropriate message in channel strip while loading
466 an instrument.
467
468 * Show libgig version in About box (in case libgig is used).
469
470
471 0.0.5 2005-03-04 Fifth alpha-release.
472
473 * Fixed device driver type channel information gathering,
474 which was severely flawed, dropping all channel session
475 configurations to the default audio driver type (which
476 is ALSA) unexpectedly.
477
478 * Channels are now properly renumbered when saving to a
479 session LSCP script, assuming that it should be always
480 loaded from scratch (i.e. zero channels).
481
482 * Disabled MIDI port setting on channel dialog, and on
483 session file save, as its use is still troublesome.
484
485 * Added new menu and toolbar option: Reset All Channels.
486
487 * Channel setup changes are now properly filtered, as for
488 only those settings that are actually changed gets applied;
489 change information are now also posted to messages window.
490
491 * Drag-and-drop of either session files (LSCP scripts) or
492 instrument files (GIG) are now supported. Multiple files
493 drop is allowed, but it only makes sense for instrument
494 files, each one prompting to create a new sampler channel.
495
496 * Drag-and-drop to an existing channel strip is now also
497 featured, allowing the in-place change of the channel
498 sampler instrument file.
499
500 * Actual instrument names are now optionally retrieved
501 from the instrument file, even though libgig is available,
502 avoiding excessively annoying load times while on the
503 channel dialog, when huge instrument files are selected.
504
505 * Set to ignore the SIGPIPE ("Broken pipe") signal, where
506 available, as the default handler is usually fatal when
507 a JACK client is zombified abruptly.
508
509 * Messages window limit is now enforced only when the line
510 count exceeds in one third the user configured line count
511 maximum; if Qt 3.2.0+ is in use, the QTextView widget is
512 otherwise set to the optimized Qt::LogText format.
513
514
515 0.0.4 2004-11-19 Fourth alpha-release.
516
517 * Instrument index selection now made via combo box widget;
518 actual instrument names are now properly retrieved from
519 the instrument file, provided if libgig is available.
520
521 * Sampler channels strips are just created if, and only if,
522 the respective channel setup dialog is actually accepted,
523 following common user-interface guidelines.
524
525 * Almost complete rewrite of sampler channel strips internal
526 control structures.
527
528 * Sampler reset command action added to menu and toolbar.
529
530 * MIDI channel selection is now a dropdown list, allowing
531 the explicit selection for "All" channels input per sampler
532 channel (omni mode).
533
534 * Channel strip display glass effect has changed background
535 color to black (was green), being now an user option.
536
537 * Minor configure fixes.
538
539
540 0.0.3 2004-07-06 Third alpha-release.
541
542 * Mon-modal intrument file loading and status support.
543
544 * Effective MIDI input port setting on channel dialog,
545 and on session file save.
546
547 * Channel dialog gets sensible engine and driver defaults
548 on create time.
549
550 * Implied channel reset on successful instrument load.
551
552
553 0.0.2 2004-06-15 Pre-revolutionary release.
554
555 * The channel context menu is also accessible by right-clicking
556 over the empty workspace area.
557
558 * Added small wait event loop on qsamplerMainForm::stopServer(),
559 so let local server terminate gracefully and stabilize, and
560 avoiding a probable segfault on exit, which was preventing the
561 correct salvage of settings and configuration.
562
563 * Maximum channel volume percent setting is now a global option,
564 provided to override the default (which is 100%).
565
566 * Client/server transaction timeout option upper limit has been
567 increased from 5000 to 60000 milliseconds.
568
569 * A channel context menu is now featured, by right-clicking over
570 each sampler channel strip.
571
572 * Commented SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_PORT command from
573 qsamplerMainForm::saveSessionFile(), it has no effect.
574
575 * Insert a n #include <unistd.h> on qsamplerMessages.cpp, between
576 a #if !defined(WIN32) clause.
577
578 * An initial non zero value (0.8) is now set for volume of every
579 new sampler channel strip.
580
581 * The order to load/save and setup channel settings is now as
582 suggested in the following lines:
583
584 SET CHANNEL AUDIO_OUTPUT_TYPE ...
585 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_TYPE ...
586 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_CHANNEL ...
587 LOAD ENGINE ...
588 LOAD INSTRUMENT ...
589 SET CHANNEL VOLUME ...
590
591
592 0.0.1 2004-06-05 Primordial alpha release.
593

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