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- Early preparations for a spring-break'19 release.
1 Qsampler - A LinuxSampler Qt GUI Interface
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3
4 ChangeLog
5
6
7 0.5.5 2019-04-11 A Spring-Break'19 Release.
8
9 - Re-defined all main application UNIX signal handling.
10
11
12 0.5.4 2019-03-11 Pre-LAC2019 Release Frenzy.
13
14 - Refactored all singleton/unique application instance
15 setup logic away from X11/Xcb hackery.
16
17 - HiDPI display screen support (Qt >= 5.6).
18
19 - Bumped copyright headers into the New Year (2019).
20
21
22 0.5.3 2018-12-06 An End of Autumn'18 Release.
23
24 - Avoid saving plug-in sampler channels and related devices
25 to regular LSCP (*.lscp) session files.
26
27 - Fixed MIDI and Audio device selection on the common sampler
28 channel settings dialog.
29
30 - Old deprecated Qt4 build support is no more.
31
32 - AppStream metadata updated to be the most compliant with
33 latest freedesktop.org specification and recommendation.
34
35
36 0.5.2 2018-07-22 A Summer'18 Release.
37
38 - AppData/AppStream metadata is now settled under an all
39 permisssive license (FSFAP).
40
41
42 0.5.1 2018-05-21 Pre-LAC2018 release frenzy.
43
44 - Disable singleton/unique application instance setup logic
45 when the display server platform is not X11.
46
47 - Fixed device management dialog not responding to user changes.
48
49 - A little hardening on the configure (autoconf) macro side.
50
51 - Fixed minor memory leak in device management dialog.
52
53 - Fixed unnecessary latency when closing app.
54
55
56 0.5.0 2017-12-12 An Autumn'17 release.
57
58 - French (fr) translation added by Olivier Humbert
59 (qsampler_fr.ts).
60
61 - Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent
62 from build/configure template chains.
63
64 - Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo
65 file (formerly AppData).
66
67
68 0.4.3 2017-04-27 Pre-LAC2017 release frenzy.
69
70 - Added French man page (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
71
72 - Make builds reproducible byte for byte, by getting rid of
73 the configure build date and time stamps.
74
75
76 0.4.2 2016-11-14 A Fall'16 release.
77
78 * Fixed a potential crash on the singleton/unique application
79 instance setup.
80
81 * Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command
82 line options, wrt. installation directories specification,
83 eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.
84
85
86 0.4.1 2016-09-14 End of Summer'16 release.
87
88 * Fixed a race condition on creating sampler channels that ended
89 in duplicate channel strips; also fixed channel auto-arrange.
90
91 * Dropped the --enable-qt5 from configure as found redundant
92 given that's the build default anyway (suggestion by Guido
93 Scholz, while for Qtractor, thanks).
94
95 * Automake: set environment variable GCC_COLORS=auto to allow GCC to
96 auto detect whether it (sh/c)ould output its messages in color.
97
98
99 0.4.0 2016-04-05 Spring'16 release frenzy.
100
101 * Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.
102
103 * Prevent x11extras module from use on non-X11/Unix plaforms.
104
105 * Messages standard output capture has been improved again, now
106 in both ways a non-blocking pipe may get.
107
108 * Single/unique application instance control adapted to Qt5/X11.
109
110
111 0.3.1 2015-07-19 Summer'15 release frenzy.
112
113 * Fixed configure script's Qt include directory lookup for some
114 64bit Linux flavours.
115
116 * Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
117
118 * A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore
119 sub-routine is now in effect.
120
121 * Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
122
123
124 0.3.0 2015-03-25 Pre-LAC2015 release frenzy.
125
126 * Added application description as freedesktop.org's AppData.
127
128 * Added this "Don't ask/show this again" option to some if not most
129 of the nagging warning/error message boxes.
130
131 * Mac OS X: Fixed default path of linuxsampler binary.
132
133 * When closing qsampler and showing the user the dialog whether to
134 stop the LinuxSampler backend, set the default selection to "Yes".
135
136 * Master volume slider now getting proper layout when changing its
137 main toolbar orientation.
138
139 * Messages standard output capture has been slightly improved
140 as for non-blocking i/o, whenever available.
141
142 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect the new --includedir.
143
144 * A man page has beed added (making up Matt Flax's work on
145 debian, thanks).
146
147 * Translations install directory change.
148
149 * Added support for SF2 instrument names/preset enumeration.
150
151 * Added instrument list popup on channel strip which shows up when
152 the instrument name is clicked. Allows faster switching among
153 instruments of the same file.
154
155 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect its new --libdir
156 (impolitely forcing the user now to have at least libgig 3.3.0).
157
158
159 0.2.3 2013-12-31 A fifth of a Jubilee.
160
161 * Allow the build system to include an user specified LDFLAGS.
162
163 * More preparations for Qt5 configure build.
164
165 * Standard scalable format (SVG) and MIME type icons support for
166 session files (*.lscp) is now being added.
167
168 * Preparations for Qt5 migration.
169
170 * Added include <unistd.h> to shut up gcc 4.7 build failures.
171
172 * Make(ing) -jN parallel builds now available for the masses.
173
174 * Fixed Makefile.in handling of installation directories to the
175 configure script eg. --datadir, --localedir.
176
177 * Made lookup of translation files work inside a Mac OS X bundle.
178
179 * Minor Mac OS X compilation error fix.
180
181 * Debugging stacktrace now applies to all working threads.
182
183 * Made lookup of translation files more robust on Windows.
184
185 * Fixes for cross compiling and building for Windows with configure
186 and make.
187
188 * libX11 is now being added explicitly to the build link phase,
189 as seen necessary on some bleeding-edge distros eg. Fedora 13,
190 Debian 6.
191
192 * Moving from old deprecated Qt3'ish custom event post handling
193 into regular asynchronous signal/slot strategy.
194
195 * Sampler channel and instrument file requester support for
196 other than GIG engine instrument files (*gig; *.dls) has
197 been added, making roads for the newer SFZ and SF2 engines
198 instrument files (*.sfz; *.sf2).
199
200 * General standard dialog buttons layout is now in place.
201
202 * Initial widget geometry and visibility persistence logic has
203 been slightly revised as much to avoid crash failures due to
204 wrong main widget hidden state.
205
206 * General source tree layout and build configuration change.
207
208 * Automatic crash-dump reports, debugger stack-traces (gdb), back-
209 traces, whatever, are being introduced as a brand new configure
210 option (--enable-stacktrace) and default enabled on debug build
211 targets (--enable-debug).
212
213 * Attempt to fix broken instrument list model/view on Qt >= 4.6.
214
215 * Device parameter spin-box default maximum has been set higher:
216 now at a magic 24-bit limit (16777216) instead of older 16-bit
217 (65536), possibly fixing bug #136.
218
219 * LADISH Level 1 support has been added: SIGUSR1 signal trap
220 just makes it a shortcut to File/Save.
221
222 * MIDI Device Status menu is disabled when no MIDI device exists;
223 a menu separator has been added.
224
225 * Window manager's close button was found missing from the Devices
226 and Instruments widgets when on Qt >= 4.5, now fixed.
227
228 * MIDI activity indicator on channel strips and MIDI device status
229 widgets is now implemented as a flashing green LED, instead of a
230 lame green solid background :).
231
232 * Global configuration state is now explicitly saved/committed to
233 disk when View/Options... dialog changes are accepted and applied.
234
235 * Czech (cs) translation added (by Pavel Fric).
236
237
238 0.2.2 2009-08-01 New release cycle.
239
240 * Russian (qsampler_ru.ts by Alexandre Prokoudine) makes it as
241 brand first translation delivered. Thanks and welcomes whom
242 ever may follow ;)
243
244 * Converted obsolete QMessageBox forms to standard buttons.
245
246 * Added support for runtime max. voices / disk streams setting
247 (accessible from the "Options..." dialog). Those fine tuning
248 settings will be saved in case the user modified them and
249 automatically restored to the sampler when reconnecting to
250 a sampler the next time.
251
252 * Grayed/disabled palette color group fix for dark color themes.
253
254 * Fait-divers: desktop menu file touched to openSUSE conventions.
255
256 * Due to some trouble with newer Qt >= 4.4 applications regarding
257 font size configuration, a new global user option is now available
258 to the rescue: View/Options... /Display/Other/Base font size
259 (default none).
260
261 * Attempt to load Qt's own translation support and get rid of
262 the ever warning startup message, unless built in debug mode.
263 (transaction by Guido Scholz, while on qsynth-devel, thanks).
264
265 * Only one application instance is now allowed to be up and
266 running, with immediate but graceful termination upon startup
267 iif an already running instance is detected, which will see its
268 main widget shown up automatically (Qt/X11 platform only).
269
270 * Messages file logging makes its first long overdue appearance,
271 with user configurable settings in View/Options.../Server/Logging.
272
273 * Bugfix in sampler channel dialog, driver combo boxes' content were
274 screwed.
275
276 * Automatically add & remove channel strips as they were removed
277 e.g. by other frontends.
278
279 * Refresh device management dialog when device informations changed,
280 e.g. on changes caused by other frontends
281 (fixes segfault on device changes)
282
283 * Implemented MIDI device activity windows, selectable from the
284 "View" main menu.
285
286 * Implemented MIDI activity indicator on channel strips.
287
288 * Added FX Sends Dialog to Channel Strips.
289
290 * Color pallete fix for the instrument name display in channel
291 strip, particularly notorious on Mac OS X builds.
292
293 * Added dialog when the application exits which lets the user
294 decide whether to keep the LinuxSampler running or not.
295
296
297 0.2.1 2007-12-06 Qt4 migration was complete.
298
299 * Added recent new support of libgig for retrieving instrument
300 names in avery fast way. If libgig provides this feature, then
301 the respective name retrieval setting in qsampler is enabled by
302 default.
303
304 * The current selected/activated channel-strip is now visually
305 evident while in the application workspace (highlighting).
306
307 * Make View/Menubar and Toolbar shortcuts accessible even though
308 the main menu and toobar are not visible.
309
310 * Audio routing table is initially hidden in the dialog, when
311 creating a new sampler channel.
312
313 * README requirements and configuration notes update.
314
315 * Disable OK button in sampler channel form and MIDI instrument
316 form if no valid engine is selected (to avoid bothering newbie
317 users with confusing LSCP syntax errors when using the UI the
318 first time).
319
320 * Fixed creation of devices (don't try to set device parameters
321 which the user did not touch in the device creation dialog).
322
323 * Added Windows file path support.
324
325 * Fixed win32/qmakefile and win32/config.h so that it compiles
326 under win32.
327
328 * Qt4 port of the application.
329
330
331 0.1.5 2007-10-15 Five months later a fifth is heard.
332
333 * Added support for LSCP escape sequences to allow loading and
334 mapping instrument files with special characters in their
335 filename, as well as special characters for instrument names
336 and instrument map names (requires LSCP v1.2 on sampler side).
337
338 * Added new button "Edit" to the channel strips, which probably
339 does exactly what you think it does: it opens an appropriate
340 instrument editor application; the channel instrument editor
341 tool is also accessible from the main menu and toolbar.
342
343 * Application icon is now installed to ${prefix}/share/pixmaps;
344 application desktop entry file is now included in installation;
345 spec file (RPM) is now a bit more openSUSE compliant.
346
347 * Crash fix on double-clicking on a empty instrument list.
348
349
350 0.1.4 2007-05-04 Almost another year has gone by.
351
352 * Channel button colors have changed: yellow for mute and
353 cyan for solo is now the rule, but note that this color
354 highlighting is only rendered on some widget styles.
355
356 * Master sampler volume slider/spinbox combo is now featured.
357
358 * Initial support for sampler channel FX sends, while saving
359 the session state, only at code-level.
360
361 * Sampler channel setup dialog does not mandate for valid nor
362 existing instrument file name.
363
364 * Revised error verbosity in general and on session load/save;
365 hour-glass wait cursor is now displayed on session load/save;
366 keyboard shortcuts changed on MIDI instruments view context;
367 improved channel strip arrangement on session open/load;
368 instrument map entry removal confirmation (as optional);
369 corrected some tooltip text strings.
370
371 * Most top-level widgets were missing the normal-widget flag,
372 which were causing some sticky size behavior while on some
373 window managers.
374
375 * Added preliminary MIDI instrument mapping support; now
376 with an instrument list widget and editing capabilities;
377 MIDI instrumeent map program numbers are now displayed in
378 the range 1-128, instead of the internal 0-127.
379
380 * GPL address update.
381
382
383 0.1.3 2006-06-01 Its been a long year isn't it?
384
385 * Changed deprecated copyright attribute to license,
386 on qsampler.spec (RPM).
387
388 * Added configure support for x86_64 libraries (UNTESTED).
389
390 * Optional specification of alternate liblscp and libgig
391 installation paths have been added to configure command
392 arguments (--with-liblscp, --with-libgig).
393
394 * Whenever the listing of actual instrument names is not an
395 option (e.g. due to lack of libgig support), the whole
396 number of selectable instrument items is now being graciously
397 increased from just the bare 8 (eight) right up through 100
398 (one hundred), on the sampler channel setup dialog.
399
400 * The selection buttons, on the right of the Instrument, Audio
401 and MIDI devices combo-boxes, on the sampler channel dialog,
402 are now expected to be a little better looking than it was
403 before, at least for those Mac OS X eyes.
404
405 * Minor fixing on the initial messages dock-window height.
406
407 * Audio output channel routing configuration finally hits
408 the sampler channel dialog, at last!
409
410 * All widget captions changed to include proper application
411 title name prefix.
412
413 * Attempt to bring those aging autoconf templates to date;
414 sample SPEC file for RPM build is now being included and
415 generated at configure time.
416
417 * Set to use QApplication::setMainWidget() instead of
418 registering the traditional lastWindowClosed() signal
419 to quit() slot, just to let the -geometry command line
420 argument have some effect on X11.
421
422 * Added MUTE/SOLO buttons to individual channel strips.
423
424 * Fixed compilation error which occured when Qt was
425 compiled with -no-stl.
426
427
428 0.1.2 2005-06-23 Even minor workings needs a rest.
429
430 * Fixed output disability when messages limit option is
431 turned off (thanks to Wolfgang Woehl for spotting this
432 one, while on qjackctl).
433
434 * Added CHANNEL_INFO event feedback notification handling;
435 minor stream/voice usage auto-refresh cycle optimization.
436
437
438 0.1.1 2005-06-12 The mantra of bugfixes.
439
440 * New improved and full-featured application icon, thanks
441 to Christian Schoenebeck design.
442
443 * Fixed refresh cycle of channel strips that are found
444 in an error state, which was preventing correct channel
445 info updates.
446
447 * Device configuration now accessible on toolbar. Added
448 buddy text label to device port/channel combobox on the
449 device dialog.
450
451 * Include libgig version info on command line request (-v).
452
453 * Minor configure and Makefile install fixes, as Debian and
454 Mac OS X specialties. Also, install does the right thing
455 with target file modes (thanks to Matt Flax and Ebrahim
456 Mayat, for pointing these out).
457
458
459 0.1.0 2005-05-23 Device configuration breakthrough.
460
461 * Device configuration is now complete.
462
463 * [bug #9] Fixed for a LSCP command syntax convention
464 consistency, regarding the enumeration of available
465 sampler engines, Audio and MIDI drivers.
466
467 * [bug #13] Update instrument names list when a new
468 instrument file is select on the channel setup dialog.
469
470 * Show appropriate message in channel strip while loading
471 an instrument.
472
473 * Show libgig version in About box (in case libgig is used).
474
475
476 0.0.5 2005-03-04 Fifth alpha-release.
477
478 * Fixed device driver type channel information gathering,
479 which was severely flawed, dropping all channel session
480 configurations to the default audio driver type (which
481 is ALSA) unexpectedly.
482
483 * Channels are now properly renumbered when saving to a
484 session LSCP script, assuming that it should be always
485 loaded from scratch (i.e. zero channels).
486
487 * Disabled MIDI port setting on channel dialog, and on
488 session file save, as its use is still troublesome.
489
490 * Added new menu and toolbar option: Reset All Channels.
491
492 * Channel setup changes are now properly filtered, as for
493 only those settings that are actually changed gets applied;
494 change information are now also posted to messages window.
495
496 * Drag-and-drop of either session files (LSCP scripts) or
497 instrument files (GIG) are now supported. Multiple files
498 drop is allowed, but it only makes sense for instrument
499 files, each one prompting to create a new sampler channel.
500
501 * Drag-and-drop to an existing channel strip is now also
502 featured, allowing the in-place change of the channel
503 sampler instrument file.
504
505 * Actual instrument names are now optionally retrieved
506 from the instrument file, even though libgig is available,
507 avoiding excessively annoying load times while on the
508 channel dialog, when huge instrument files are selected.
509
510 * Set to ignore the SIGPIPE ("Broken pipe") signal, where
511 available, as the default handler is usually fatal when
512 a JACK client is zombified abruptly.
513
514 * Messages window limit is now enforced only when the line
515 count exceeds in one third the user configured line count
516 maximum; if Qt 3.2.0+ is in use, the QTextView widget is
517 otherwise set to the optimized Qt::LogText format.
518
519
520 0.0.4 2004-11-19 Fourth alpha-release.
521
522 * Instrument index selection now made via combo box widget;
523 actual instrument names are now properly retrieved from
524 the instrument file, provided if libgig is available.
525
526 * Sampler channels strips are just created if, and only if,
527 the respective channel setup dialog is actually accepted,
528 following common user-interface guidelines.
529
530 * Almost complete rewrite of sampler channel strips internal
531 control structures.
532
533 * Sampler reset command action added to menu and toolbar.
534
535 * MIDI channel selection is now a dropdown list, allowing
536 the explicit selection for "All" channels input per sampler
537 channel (omni mode).
538
539 * Channel strip display glass effect has changed background
540 color to black (was green), being now an user option.
541
542 * Minor configure fixes.
543
544
545 0.0.3 2004-07-06 Third alpha-release.
546
547 * Mon-modal intrument file loading and status support.
548
549 * Effective MIDI input port setting on channel dialog,
550 and on session file save.
551
552 * Channel dialog gets sensible engine and driver defaults
553 on create time.
554
555 * Implied channel reset on successful instrument load.
556
557
558 0.0.2 2004-06-15 Pre-revolutionary release.
559
560 * The channel context menu is also accessible by right-clicking
561 over the empty workspace area.
562
563 * Added small wait event loop on qsamplerMainForm::stopServer(),
564 so let local server terminate gracefully and stabilize, and
565 avoiding a probable segfault on exit, which was preventing the
566 correct salvage of settings and configuration.
567
568 * Maximum channel volume percent setting is now a global option,
569 provided to override the default (which is 100%).
570
571 * Client/server transaction timeout option upper limit has been
572 increased from 5000 to 60000 milliseconds.
573
574 * A channel context menu is now featured, by right-clicking over
575 each sampler channel strip.
576
577 * Commented SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_PORT command from
578 qsamplerMainForm::saveSessionFile(), it has no effect.
579
580 * Insert a n #include <unistd.h> on qsamplerMessages.cpp, between
581 a #if !defined(WIN32) clause.
582
583 * An initial non zero value (0.8) is now set for volume of every
584 new sampler channel strip.
585
586 * The order to load/save and setup channel settings is now as
587 suggested in the following lines:
588
589 SET CHANNEL AUDIO_OUTPUT_TYPE ...
590 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_TYPE ...
591 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_CHANNEL ...
592 LOAD ENGINE ...
593 LOAD INSTRUMENT ...
594 SET CHANNEL VOLUME ...
595
596
597 0.0.1 2004-06-05 Primordial alpha release.
598

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