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- Re-defined all main application UNIX signal handling.
  (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 - Re-defined all main application UNIX signal handling.
10 (EXPERIMENTAL)
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12
13 0.5.4 2019-03-11 Pre-LAC2019 Release Frenzy.
14
15 - Refactored all singleton/unique application instance
16 setup logic away from X11/Xcb hackery.
17
18 - HiDPI display screen support (Qt >= 5.6).
19
20 - Bumped copyright headers into the New Year (2019).
21
22
23 0.5.3 2018-12-06 An End of Autumn'18 Release.
24
25 - Avoid saving plug-in sampler channels and related devices
26 to regular LSCP (*.lscp) session files.
27
28 - Fixed MIDI and Audio device selection on the common sampler
29 channel settings dialog.
30
31 - Old deprecated Qt4 build support is no more.
32
33 - AppStream metadata updated to be the most compliant with
34 latest freedesktop.org specification and recommendation.
35
36
37 0.5.2 2018-07-22 A Summer'18 Release.
38
39 - AppData/AppStream metadata is now settled under an all
40 permisssive license (FSFAP).
41
42
43 0.5.1 2018-05-21 Pre-LAC2018 release frenzy.
44
45 - Disable singleton/unique application instance setup logic
46 when the display server platform is not X11.
47
48 - Fixed device management dialog not responding to user changes.
49
50 - A little hardening on the configure (autoconf) macro side.
51
52 - Fixed minor memory leak in device management dialog.
53
54 - Fixed unnecessary latency when closing app.
55
56
57 0.5.0 2017-12-12 An Autumn'17 release.
58
59 - French (fr) translation added by Olivier Humbert
60 (qsampler_fr.ts).
61
62 - Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent
63 from build/configure template chains.
64
65 - Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo
66 file (formerly AppData).
67
68
69 0.4.3 2017-04-27 Pre-LAC2017 release frenzy.
70
71 - Added French man page (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
72
73 - Make builds reproducible byte for byte, by getting rid of
74 the configure build date and time stamps.
75
76
77 0.4.2 2016-11-14 A Fall'16 release.
78
79 * Fixed a potential crash on the singleton/unique application
80 instance setup.
81
82 * Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command
83 line options, wrt. installation directories specification,
84 eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.
85
86
87 0.4.1 2016-09-14 End of Summer'16 release.
88
89 * Fixed a race condition on creating sampler channels that ended
90 in duplicate channel strips; also fixed channel auto-arrange.
91
92 * Dropped the --enable-qt5 from configure as found redundant
93 given that's the build default anyway (suggestion by Guido
94 Scholz, while for Qtractor, thanks).
95
96 * Automake: set environment variable GCC_COLORS=auto to allow GCC to
97 auto detect whether it (sh/c)ould output its messages in color.
98
99
100 0.4.0 2016-04-05 Spring'16 release frenzy.
101
102 * Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.
103
104 * Prevent x11extras module from use on non-X11/Unix plaforms.
105
106 * Messages standard output capture has been improved again, now
107 in both ways a non-blocking pipe may get.
108
109 * Single/unique application instance control adapted to Qt5/X11.
110
111
112 0.3.1 2015-07-19 Summer'15 release frenzy.
113
114 * Fixed configure script's Qt include directory lookup for some
115 64bit Linux flavours.
116
117 * Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
118
119 * A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore
120 sub-routine is now in effect.
121
122 * Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
123
124
125 0.3.0 2015-03-25 Pre-LAC2015 release frenzy.
126
127 * Added application description as freedesktop.org's AppData.
128
129 * Added this "Don't ask/show this again" option to some if not most
130 of the nagging warning/error message boxes.
131
132 * Mac OS X: Fixed default path of linuxsampler binary.
133
134 * When closing qsampler and showing the user the dialog whether to
135 stop the LinuxSampler backend, set the default selection to "Yes".
136
137 * Master volume slider now getting proper layout when changing its
138 main toolbar orientation.
139
140 * Messages standard output capture has been slightly improved
141 as for non-blocking i/o, whenever available.
142
143 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect the new --includedir.
144
145 * A man page has beed added (making up Matt Flax's work on
146 debian, thanks).
147
148 * Translations install directory change.
149
150 * Added support for SF2 instrument names/preset enumeration.
151
152 * Added instrument list popup on channel strip which shows up when
153 the instrument name is clicked. Allows faster switching among
154 instruments of the same file.
155
156 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect its new --libdir
157 (impolitely forcing the user now to have at least libgig 3.3.0).
158
159
160 0.2.3 2013-12-31 A fifth of a Jubilee.
161
162 * Allow the build system to include an user specified LDFLAGS.
163
164 * More preparations for Qt5 configure build.
165
166 * Standard scalable format (SVG) and MIME type icons support for
167 session files (*.lscp) is now being added.
168
169 * Preparations for Qt5 migration.
170
171 * Added include <unistd.h> to shut up gcc 4.7 build failures.
172
173 * Make(ing) -jN parallel builds now available for the masses.
174
175 * Fixed Makefile.in handling of installation directories to the
176 configure script eg. --datadir, --localedir.
177
178 * Made lookup of translation files work inside a Mac OS X bundle.
179
180 * Minor Mac OS X compilation error fix.
181
182 * Debugging stacktrace now applies to all working threads.
183
184 * Made lookup of translation files more robust on Windows.
185
186 * Fixes for cross compiling and building for Windows with configure
187 and make.
188
189 * libX11 is now being added explicitly to the build link phase,
190 as seen necessary on some bleeding-edge distros eg. Fedora 13,
191 Debian 6.
192
193 * Moving from old deprecated Qt3'ish custom event post handling
194 into regular asynchronous signal/slot strategy.
195
196 * Sampler channel and instrument file requester support for
197 other than GIG engine instrument files (*gig; *.dls) has
198 been added, making roads for the newer SFZ and SF2 engines
199 instrument files (*.sfz; *.sf2).
200
201 * General standard dialog buttons layout is now in place.
202
203 * Initial widget geometry and visibility persistence logic has
204 been slightly revised as much to avoid crash failures due to
205 wrong main widget hidden state.
206
207 * General source tree layout and build configuration change.
208
209 * Automatic crash-dump reports, debugger stack-traces (gdb), back-
210 traces, whatever, are being introduced as a brand new configure
211 option (--enable-stacktrace) and default enabled on debug build
212 targets (--enable-debug).
213
214 * Attempt to fix broken instrument list model/view on Qt >= 4.6.
215
216 * Device parameter spin-box default maximum has been set higher:
217 now at a magic 24-bit limit (16777216) instead of older 16-bit
218 (65536), possibly fixing bug #136.
219
220 * LADISH Level 1 support has been added: SIGUSR1 signal trap
221 just makes it a shortcut to File/Save.
222
223 * MIDI Device Status menu is disabled when no MIDI device exists;
224 a menu separator has been added.
225
226 * Window manager's close button was found missing from the Devices
227 and Instruments widgets when on Qt >= 4.5, now fixed.
228
229 * MIDI activity indicator on channel strips and MIDI device status
230 widgets is now implemented as a flashing green LED, instead of a
231 lame green solid background :).
232
233 * Global configuration state is now explicitly saved/committed to
234 disk when View/Options... dialog changes are accepted and applied.
235
236 * Czech (cs) translation added (by Pavel Fric).
237
238
239 0.2.2 2009-08-01 New release cycle.
240
241 * Russian (qsampler_ru.ts by Alexandre Prokoudine) makes it as
242 brand first translation delivered. Thanks and welcomes whom
243 ever may follow ;)
244
245 * Converted obsolete QMessageBox forms to standard buttons.
246
247 * Added support for runtime max. voices / disk streams setting
248 (accessible from the "Options..." dialog). Those fine tuning
249 settings will be saved in case the user modified them and
250 automatically restored to the sampler when reconnecting to
251 a sampler the next time.
252
253 * Grayed/disabled palette color group fix for dark color themes.
254
255 * Fait-divers: desktop menu file touched to openSUSE conventions.
256
257 * Due to some trouble with newer Qt >= 4.4 applications regarding
258 font size configuration, a new global user option is now available
259 to the rescue: View/Options... /Display/Other/Base font size
260 (default none).
261
262 * Attempt to load Qt's own translation support and get rid of
263 the ever warning startup message, unless built in debug mode.
264 (transaction by Guido Scholz, while on qsynth-devel, thanks).
265
266 * Only one application instance is now allowed to be up and
267 running, with immediate but graceful termination upon startup
268 iif an already running instance is detected, which will see its
269 main widget shown up automatically (Qt/X11 platform only).
270
271 * Messages file logging makes its first long overdue appearance,
272 with user configurable settings in View/Options.../Server/Logging.
273
274 * Bugfix in sampler channel dialog, driver combo boxes' content were
275 screwed.
276
277 * Automatically add & remove channel strips as they were removed
278 e.g. by other frontends.
279
280 * Refresh device management dialog when device informations changed,
281 e.g. on changes caused by other frontends
282 (fixes segfault on device changes)
283
284 * Implemented MIDI device activity windows, selectable from the
285 "View" main menu.
286
287 * Implemented MIDI activity indicator on channel strips.
288
289 * Added FX Sends Dialog to Channel Strips.
290
291 * Color pallete fix for the instrument name display in channel
292 strip, particularly notorious on Mac OS X builds.
293
294 * Added dialog when the application exits which lets the user
295 decide whether to keep the LinuxSampler running or not.
296
297
298 0.2.1 2007-12-06 Qt4 migration was complete.
299
300 * Added recent new support of libgig for retrieving instrument
301 names in avery fast way. If libgig provides this feature, then
302 the respective name retrieval setting in qsampler is enabled by
303 default.
304
305 * The current selected/activated channel-strip is now visually
306 evident while in the application workspace (highlighting).
307
308 * Make View/Menubar and Toolbar shortcuts accessible even though
309 the main menu and toobar are not visible.
310
311 * Audio routing table is initially hidden in the dialog, when
312 creating a new sampler channel.
313
314 * README requirements and configuration notes update.
315
316 * Disable OK button in sampler channel form and MIDI instrument
317 form if no valid engine is selected (to avoid bothering newbie
318 users with confusing LSCP syntax errors when using the UI the
319 first time).
320
321 * Fixed creation of devices (don't try to set device parameters
322 which the user did not touch in the device creation dialog).
323
324 * Added Windows file path support.
325
326 * Fixed win32/qmakefile and win32/config.h so that it compiles
327 under win32.
328
329 * Qt4 port of the application.
330
331
332 0.1.5 2007-10-15 Five months later a fifth is heard.
333
334 * Added support for LSCP escape sequences to allow loading and
335 mapping instrument files with special characters in their
336 filename, as well as special characters for instrument names
337 and instrument map names (requires LSCP v1.2 on sampler side).
338
339 * Added new button "Edit" to the channel strips, which probably
340 does exactly what you think it does: it opens an appropriate
341 instrument editor application; the channel instrument editor
342 tool is also accessible from the main menu and toolbar.
343
344 * Application icon is now installed to ${prefix}/share/pixmaps;
345 application desktop entry file is now included in installation;
346 spec file (RPM) is now a bit more openSUSE compliant.
347
348 * Crash fix on double-clicking on a empty instrument list.
349
350
351 0.1.4 2007-05-04 Almost another year has gone by.
352
353 * Channel button colors have changed: yellow for mute and
354 cyan for solo is now the rule, but note that this color
355 highlighting is only rendered on some widget styles.
356
357 * Master sampler volume slider/spinbox combo is now featured.
358
359 * Initial support for sampler channel FX sends, while saving
360 the session state, only at code-level.
361
362 * Sampler channel setup dialog does not mandate for valid nor
363 existing instrument file name.
364
365 * Revised error verbosity in general and on session load/save;
366 hour-glass wait cursor is now displayed on session load/save;
367 keyboard shortcuts changed on MIDI instruments view context;
368 improved channel strip arrangement on session open/load;
369 instrument map entry removal confirmation (as optional);
370 corrected some tooltip text strings.
371
372 * Most top-level widgets were missing the normal-widget flag,
373 which were causing some sticky size behavior while on some
374 window managers.
375
376 * Added preliminary MIDI instrument mapping support; now
377 with an instrument list widget and editing capabilities;
378 MIDI instrumeent map program numbers are now displayed in
379 the range 1-128, instead of the internal 0-127.
380
381 * GPL address update.
382
383
384 0.1.3 2006-06-01 Its been a long year isn't it?
385
386 * Changed deprecated copyright attribute to license,
387 on qsampler.spec (RPM).
388
389 * Added configure support for x86_64 libraries (UNTESTED).
390
391 * Optional specification of alternate liblscp and libgig
392 installation paths have been added to configure command
393 arguments (--with-liblscp, --with-libgig).
394
395 * Whenever the listing of actual instrument names is not an
396 option (e.g. due to lack of libgig support), the whole
397 number of selectable instrument items is now being graciously
398 increased from just the bare 8 (eight) right up through 100
399 (one hundred), on the sampler channel setup dialog.
400
401 * The selection buttons, on the right of the Instrument, Audio
402 and MIDI devices combo-boxes, on the sampler channel dialog,
403 are now expected to be a little better looking than it was
404 before, at least for those Mac OS X eyes.
405
406 * Minor fixing on the initial messages dock-window height.
407
408 * Audio output channel routing configuration finally hits
409 the sampler channel dialog, at last!
410
411 * All widget captions changed to include proper application
412 title name prefix.
413
414 * Attempt to bring those aging autoconf templates to date;
415 sample SPEC file for RPM build is now being included and
416 generated at configure time.
417
418 * Set to use QApplication::setMainWidget() instead of
419 registering the traditional lastWindowClosed() signal
420 to quit() slot, just to let the -geometry command line
421 argument have some effect on X11.
422
423 * Added MUTE/SOLO buttons to individual channel strips.
424
425 * Fixed compilation error which occured when Qt was
426 compiled with -no-stl.
427
428
429 0.1.2 2005-06-23 Even minor workings needs a rest.
430
431 * Fixed output disability when messages limit option is
432 turned off (thanks to Wolfgang Woehl for spotting this
433 one, while on qjackctl).
434
435 * Added CHANNEL_INFO event feedback notification handling;
436 minor stream/voice usage auto-refresh cycle optimization.
437
438
439 0.1.1 2005-06-12 The mantra of bugfixes.
440
441 * New improved and full-featured application icon, thanks
442 to Christian Schoenebeck design.
443
444 * Fixed refresh cycle of channel strips that are found
445 in an error state, which was preventing correct channel
446 info updates.
447
448 * Device configuration now accessible on toolbar. Added
449 buddy text label to device port/channel combobox on the
450 device dialog.
451
452 * Include libgig version info on command line request (-v).
453
454 * Minor configure and Makefile install fixes, as Debian and
455 Mac OS X specialties. Also, install does the right thing
456 with target file modes (thanks to Matt Flax and Ebrahim
457 Mayat, for pointing these out).
458
459
460 0.1.0 2005-05-23 Device configuration breakthrough.
461
462 * Device configuration is now complete.
463
464 * [bug #9] Fixed for a LSCP command syntax convention
465 consistency, regarding the enumeration of available
466 sampler engines, Audio and MIDI drivers.
467
468 * [bug #13] Update instrument names list when a new
469 instrument file is select on the channel setup dialog.
470
471 * Show appropriate message in channel strip while loading
472 an instrument.
473
474 * Show libgig version in About box (in case libgig is used).
475
476
477 0.0.5 2005-03-04 Fifth alpha-release.
478
479 * Fixed device driver type channel information gathering,
480 which was severely flawed, dropping all channel session
481 configurations to the default audio driver type (which
482 is ALSA) unexpectedly.
483
484 * Channels are now properly renumbered when saving to a
485 session LSCP script, assuming that it should be always
486 loaded from scratch (i.e. zero channels).
487
488 * Disabled MIDI port setting on channel dialog, and on
489 session file save, as its use is still troublesome.
490
491 * Added new menu and toolbar option: Reset All Channels.
492
493 * Channel setup changes are now properly filtered, as for
494 only those settings that are actually changed gets applied;
495 change information are now also posted to messages window.
496
497 * Drag-and-drop of either session files (LSCP scripts) or
498 instrument files (GIG) are now supported. Multiple files
499 drop is allowed, but it only makes sense for instrument
500 files, each one prompting to create a new sampler channel.
501
502 * Drag-and-drop to an existing channel strip is now also
503 featured, allowing the in-place change of the channel
504 sampler instrument file.
505
506 * Actual instrument names are now optionally retrieved
507 from the instrument file, even though libgig is available,
508 avoiding excessively annoying load times while on the
509 channel dialog, when huge instrument files are selected.
510
511 * Set to ignore the SIGPIPE ("Broken pipe") signal, where
512 available, as the default handler is usually fatal when
513 a JACK client is zombified abruptly.
514
515 * Messages window limit is now enforced only when the line
516 count exceeds in one third the user configured line count
517 maximum; if Qt 3.2.0+ is in use, the QTextView widget is
518 otherwise set to the optimized Qt::LogText format.
519
520
521 0.0.4 2004-11-19 Fourth alpha-release.
522
523 * Instrument index selection now made via combo box widget;
524 actual instrument names are now properly retrieved from
525 the instrument file, provided if libgig is available.
526
527 * Sampler channels strips are just created if, and only if,
528 the respective channel setup dialog is actually accepted,
529 following common user-interface guidelines.
530
531 * Almost complete rewrite of sampler channel strips internal
532 control structures.
533
534 * Sampler reset command action added to menu and toolbar.
535
536 * MIDI channel selection is now a dropdown list, allowing
537 the explicit selection for "All" channels input per sampler
538 channel (omni mode).
539
540 * Channel strip display glass effect has changed background
541 color to black (was green), being now an user option.
542
543 * Minor configure fixes.
544
545
546 0.0.3 2004-07-06 Third alpha-release.
547
548 * Mon-modal intrument file loading and status support.
549
550 * Effective MIDI input port setting on channel dialog,
551 and on session file save.
552
553 * Channel dialog gets sensible engine and driver defaults
554 on create time.
555
556 * Implied channel reset on successful instrument load.
557
558
559 0.0.2 2004-06-15 Pre-revolutionary release.
560
561 * The channel context menu is also accessible by right-clicking
562 over the empty workspace area.
563
564 * Added small wait event loop on qsamplerMainForm::stopServer(),
565 so let local server terminate gracefully and stabilize, and
566 avoiding a probable segfault on exit, which was preventing the
567 correct salvage of settings and configuration.
568
569 * Maximum channel volume percent setting is now a global option,
570 provided to override the default (which is 100%).
571
572 * Client/server transaction timeout option upper limit has been
573 increased from 5000 to 60000 milliseconds.
574
575 * A channel context menu is now featured, by right-clicking over
576 each sampler channel strip.
577
578 * Commented SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_PORT command from
579 qsamplerMainForm::saveSessionFile(), it has no effect.
580
581 * Insert a n #include <unistd.h> on qsamplerMessages.cpp, between
582 a #if !defined(WIN32) clause.
583
584 * An initial non zero value (0.8) is now set for volume of every
585 new sampler channel strip.
586
587 * The order to load/save and setup channel settings is now as
588 suggested in the following lines:
589
590 SET CHANNEL AUDIO_OUTPUT_TYPE ...
591 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_TYPE ...
592 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_CHANNEL ...
593 LOAD ENGINE ...
594 LOAD INSTRUMENT ...
595 SET CHANNEL VOLUME ...
596
597
598 0.0.1 2004-06-05 Primordial alpha release.
599

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