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1 Qsampler - A LinuxSampler Qt GUI Interface
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4 ChangeLog
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9 - Configure updated to check for qtchooser availability.
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11 - Minor update to Debian packaging control file.
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13
14 0.5.5 2019-04-11 A Spring-Break'19 Release.
15
16 - Re-defined all main application UNIX signal handling.
17
18
19 0.5.4 2019-03-11 Pre-LAC2019 Release Frenzy.
20
21 - Refactored all singleton/unique application instance
22 setup logic away from X11/Xcb hackery.
23
24 - HiDPI display screen support (Qt >= 5.6).
25
26 - Bumped copyright headers into the New Year (2019).
27
28
29 0.5.3 2018-12-06 An End of Autumn'18 Release.
30
31 - Avoid saving plug-in sampler channels and related devices
32 to regular LSCP (*.lscp) session files.
33
34 - Fixed MIDI and Audio device selection on the common sampler
35 channel settings dialog.
36
37 - Old deprecated Qt4 build support is no more.
38
39 - AppStream metadata updated to be the most compliant with
40 latest freedesktop.org specification and recommendation.
41
42
43 0.5.2 2018-07-22 A Summer'18 Release.
44
45 - AppData/AppStream metadata is now settled under an all
46 permisssive license (FSFAP).
47
48
49 0.5.1 2018-05-21 Pre-LAC2018 release frenzy.
50
51 - Disable singleton/unique application instance setup logic
52 when the display server platform is not X11.
53
54 - Fixed device management dialog not responding to user changes.
55
56 - A little hardening on the configure (autoconf) macro side.
57
58 - Fixed minor memory leak in device management dialog.
59
60 - Fixed unnecessary latency when closing app.
61
62
63 0.5.0 2017-12-12 An Autumn'17 release.
64
65 - French (fr) translation added by Olivier Humbert
66 (qsampler_fr.ts).
67
68 - Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent
69 from build/configure template chains.
70
71 - Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo
72 file (formerly AppData).
73
74
75 0.4.3 2017-04-27 Pre-LAC2017 release frenzy.
76
77 - Added French man page (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
78
79 - Make builds reproducible byte for byte, by getting rid of
80 the configure build date and time stamps.
81
82
83 0.4.2 2016-11-14 A Fall'16 release.
84
85 * Fixed a potential crash on the singleton/unique application
86 instance setup.
87
88 * Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command
89 line options, wrt. installation directories specification,
90 eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.
91
92
93 0.4.1 2016-09-14 End of Summer'16 release.
94
95 * Fixed a race condition on creating sampler channels that ended
96 in duplicate channel strips; also fixed channel auto-arrange.
97
98 * Dropped the --enable-qt5 from configure as found redundant
99 given that's the build default anyway (suggestion by Guido
100 Scholz, while for Qtractor, thanks).
101
102 * Automake: set environment variable GCC_COLORS=auto to allow GCC to
103 auto detect whether it (sh/c)ould output its messages in color.
104
105
106 0.4.0 2016-04-05 Spring'16 release frenzy.
107
108 * Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.
109
110 * Prevent x11extras module from use on non-X11/Unix plaforms.
111
112 * Messages standard output capture has been improved again, now
113 in both ways a non-blocking pipe may get.
114
115 * Single/unique application instance control adapted to Qt5/X11.
116
117
118 0.3.1 2015-07-19 Summer'15 release frenzy.
119
120 * Fixed configure script's Qt include directory lookup for some
121 64bit Linux flavours.
122
123 * Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
124
125 * A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore
126 sub-routine is now in effect.
127
128 * Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
129
130
131 0.3.0 2015-03-25 Pre-LAC2015 release frenzy.
132
133 * Added application description as freedesktop.org's AppData.
134
135 * Added this "Don't ask/show this again" option to some if not most
136 of the nagging warning/error message boxes.
137
138 * Mac OS X: Fixed default path of linuxsampler binary.
139
140 * When closing qsampler and showing the user the dialog whether to
141 stop the LinuxSampler backend, set the default selection to "Yes".
142
143 * Master volume slider now getting proper layout when changing its
144 main toolbar orientation.
145
146 * Messages standard output capture has been slightly improved
147 as for non-blocking i/o, whenever available.
148
149 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect the new --includedir.
150
151 * A man page has beed added (making up Matt Flax's work on
152 debian, thanks).
153
154 * Translations install directory change.
155
156 * Added support for SF2 instrument names/preset enumeration.
157
158 * Added instrument list popup on channel strip which shows up when
159 the instrument name is clicked. Allows faster switching among
160 instruments of the same file.
161
162 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect its new --libdir
163 (impolitely forcing the user now to have at least libgig 3.3.0).
164
165
166 0.2.3 2013-12-31 A fifth of a Jubilee.
167
168 * Allow the build system to include an user specified LDFLAGS.
169
170 * More preparations for Qt5 configure build.
171
172 * Standard scalable format (SVG) and MIME type icons support for
173 session files (*.lscp) is now being added.
174
175 * Preparations for Qt5 migration.
176
177 * Added include <unistd.h> to shut up gcc 4.7 build failures.
178
179 * Make(ing) -jN parallel builds now available for the masses.
180
181 * Fixed Makefile.in handling of installation directories to the
182 configure script eg. --datadir, --localedir.
183
184 * Made lookup of translation files work inside a Mac OS X bundle.
185
186 * Minor Mac OS X compilation error fix.
187
188 * Debugging stacktrace now applies to all working threads.
189
190 * Made lookup of translation files more robust on Windows.
191
192 * Fixes for cross compiling and building for Windows with configure
193 and make.
194
195 * libX11 is now being added explicitly to the build link phase,
196 as seen necessary on some bleeding-edge distros eg. Fedora 13,
197 Debian 6.
198
199 * Moving from old deprecated Qt3'ish custom event post handling
200 into regular asynchronous signal/slot strategy.
201
202 * Sampler channel and instrument file requester support for
203 other than GIG engine instrument files (*gig; *.dls) has
204 been added, making roads for the newer SFZ and SF2 engines
205 instrument files (*.sfz; *.sf2).
206
207 * General standard dialog buttons layout is now in place.
208
209 * Initial widget geometry and visibility persistence logic has
210 been slightly revised as much to avoid crash failures due to
211 wrong main widget hidden state.
212
213 * General source tree layout and build configuration change.
214
215 * Automatic crash-dump reports, debugger stack-traces (gdb), back-
216 traces, whatever, are being introduced as a brand new configure
217 option (--enable-stacktrace) and default enabled on debug build
218 targets (--enable-debug).
219
220 * Attempt to fix broken instrument list model/view on Qt >= 4.6.
221
222 * Device parameter spin-box default maximum has been set higher:
223 now at a magic 24-bit limit (16777216) instead of older 16-bit
224 (65536), possibly fixing bug #136.
225
226 * LADISH Level 1 support has been added: SIGUSR1 signal trap
227 just makes it a shortcut to File/Save.
228
229 * MIDI Device Status menu is disabled when no MIDI device exists;
230 a menu separator has been added.
231
232 * Window manager's close button was found missing from the Devices
233 and Instruments widgets when on Qt >= 4.5, now fixed.
234
235 * MIDI activity indicator on channel strips and MIDI device status
236 widgets is now implemented as a flashing green LED, instead of a
237 lame green solid background :).
238
239 * Global configuration state is now explicitly saved/committed to
240 disk when View/Options... dialog changes are accepted and applied.
241
242 * Czech (cs) translation added (by Pavel Fric).
243
244
245 0.2.2 2009-08-01 New release cycle.
246
247 * Russian (qsampler_ru.ts by Alexandre Prokoudine) makes it as
248 brand first translation delivered. Thanks and welcomes whom
249 ever may follow ;)
250
251 * Converted obsolete QMessageBox forms to standard buttons.
252
253 * Added support for runtime max. voices / disk streams setting
254 (accessible from the "Options..." dialog). Those fine tuning
255 settings will be saved in case the user modified them and
256 automatically restored to the sampler when reconnecting to
257 a sampler the next time.
258
259 * Grayed/disabled palette color group fix for dark color themes.
260
261 * Fait-divers: desktop menu file touched to openSUSE conventions.
262
263 * Due to some trouble with newer Qt >= 4.4 applications regarding
264 font size configuration, a new global user option is now available
265 to the rescue: View/Options... /Display/Other/Base font size
266 (default none).
267
268 * Attempt to load Qt's own translation support and get rid of
269 the ever warning startup message, unless built in debug mode.
270 (transaction by Guido Scholz, while on qsynth-devel, thanks).
271
272 * Only one application instance is now allowed to be up and
273 running, with immediate but graceful termination upon startup
274 iif an already running instance is detected, which will see its
275 main widget shown up automatically (Qt/X11 platform only).
276
277 * Messages file logging makes its first long overdue appearance,
278 with user configurable settings in View/Options.../Server/Logging.
279
280 * Bugfix in sampler channel dialog, driver combo boxes' content were
281 screwed.
282
283 * Automatically add & remove channel strips as they were removed
284 e.g. by other frontends.
285
286 * Refresh device management dialog when device informations changed,
287 e.g. on changes caused by other frontends
288 (fixes segfault on device changes)
289
290 * Implemented MIDI device activity windows, selectable from the
291 "View" main menu.
292
293 * Implemented MIDI activity indicator on channel strips.
294
295 * Added FX Sends Dialog to Channel Strips.
296
297 * Color pallete fix for the instrument name display in channel
298 strip, particularly notorious on Mac OS X builds.
299
300 * Added dialog when the application exits which lets the user
301 decide whether to keep the LinuxSampler running or not.
302
303
304 0.2.1 2007-12-06 Qt4 migration was complete.
305
306 * Added recent new support of libgig for retrieving instrument
307 names in avery fast way. If libgig provides this feature, then
308 the respective name retrieval setting in qsampler is enabled by
309 default.
310
311 * The current selected/activated channel-strip is now visually
312 evident while in the application workspace (highlighting).
313
314 * Make View/Menubar and Toolbar shortcuts accessible even though
315 the main menu and toobar are not visible.
316
317 * Audio routing table is initially hidden in the dialog, when
318 creating a new sampler channel.
319
320 * README requirements and configuration notes update.
321
322 * Disable OK button in sampler channel form and MIDI instrument
323 form if no valid engine is selected (to avoid bothering newbie
324 users with confusing LSCP syntax errors when using the UI the
325 first time).
326
327 * Fixed creation of devices (don't try to set device parameters
328 which the user did not touch in the device creation dialog).
329
330 * Added Windows file path support.
331
332 * Fixed win32/qmakefile and win32/config.h so that it compiles
333 under win32.
334
335 * Qt4 port of the application.
336
337
338 0.1.5 2007-10-15 Five months later a fifth is heard.
339
340 * Added support for LSCP escape sequences to allow loading and
341 mapping instrument files with special characters in their
342 filename, as well as special characters for instrument names
343 and instrument map names (requires LSCP v1.2 on sampler side).
344
345 * Added new button "Edit" to the channel strips, which probably
346 does exactly what you think it does: it opens an appropriate
347 instrument editor application; the channel instrument editor
348 tool is also accessible from the main menu and toolbar.
349
350 * Application icon is now installed to ${prefix}/share/pixmaps;
351 application desktop entry file is now included in installation;
352 spec file (RPM) is now a bit more openSUSE compliant.
353
354 * Crash fix on double-clicking on a empty instrument list.
355
356
357 0.1.4 2007-05-04 Almost another year has gone by.
358
359 * Channel button colors have changed: yellow for mute and
360 cyan for solo is now the rule, but note that this color
361 highlighting is only rendered on some widget styles.
362
363 * Master sampler volume slider/spinbox combo is now featured.
364
365 * Initial support for sampler channel FX sends, while saving
366 the session state, only at code-level.
367
368 * Sampler channel setup dialog does not mandate for valid nor
369 existing instrument file name.
370
371 * Revised error verbosity in general and on session load/save;
372 hour-glass wait cursor is now displayed on session load/save;
373 keyboard shortcuts changed on MIDI instruments view context;
374 improved channel strip arrangement on session open/load;
375 instrument map entry removal confirmation (as optional);
376 corrected some tooltip text strings.
377
378 * Most top-level widgets were missing the normal-widget flag,
379 which were causing some sticky size behavior while on some
380 window managers.
381
382 * Added preliminary MIDI instrument mapping support; now
383 with an instrument list widget and editing capabilities;
384 MIDI instrumeent map program numbers are now displayed in
385 the range 1-128, instead of the internal 0-127.
386
387 * GPL address update.
388
389
390 0.1.3 2006-06-01 Its been a long year isn't it?
391
392 * Changed deprecated copyright attribute to license,
393 on qsampler.spec (RPM).
394
395 * Added configure support for x86_64 libraries (UNTESTED).
396
397 * Optional specification of alternate liblscp and libgig
398 installation paths have been added to configure command
399 arguments (--with-liblscp, --with-libgig).
400
401 * Whenever the listing of actual instrument names is not an
402 option (e.g. due to lack of libgig support), the whole
403 number of selectable instrument items is now being graciously
404 increased from just the bare 8 (eight) right up through 100
405 (one hundred), on the sampler channel setup dialog.
406
407 * The selection buttons, on the right of the Instrument, Audio
408 and MIDI devices combo-boxes, on the sampler channel dialog,
409 are now expected to be a little better looking than it was
410 before, at least for those Mac OS X eyes.
411
412 * Minor fixing on the initial messages dock-window height.
413
414 * Audio output channel routing configuration finally hits
415 the sampler channel dialog, at last!
416
417 * All widget captions changed to include proper application
418 title name prefix.
419
420 * Attempt to bring those aging autoconf templates to date;
421 sample SPEC file for RPM build is now being included and
422 generated at configure time.
423
424 * Set to use QApplication::setMainWidget() instead of
425 registering the traditional lastWindowClosed() signal
426 to quit() slot, just to let the -geometry command line
427 argument have some effect on X11.
428
429 * Added MUTE/SOLO buttons to individual channel strips.
430
431 * Fixed compilation error which occured when Qt was
432 compiled with -no-stl.
433
434
435 0.1.2 2005-06-23 Even minor workings needs a rest.
436
437 * Fixed output disability when messages limit option is
438 turned off (thanks to Wolfgang Woehl for spotting this
439 one, while on qjackctl).
440
441 * Added CHANNEL_INFO event feedback notification handling;
442 minor stream/voice usage auto-refresh cycle optimization.
443
444
445 0.1.1 2005-06-12 The mantra of bugfixes.
446
447 * New improved and full-featured application icon, thanks
448 to Christian Schoenebeck design.
449
450 * Fixed refresh cycle of channel strips that are found
451 in an error state, which was preventing correct channel
452 info updates.
453
454 * Device configuration now accessible on toolbar. Added
455 buddy text label to device port/channel combobox on the
456 device dialog.
457
458 * Include libgig version info on command line request (-v).
459
460 * Minor configure and Makefile install fixes, as Debian and
461 Mac OS X specialties. Also, install does the right thing
462 with target file modes (thanks to Matt Flax and Ebrahim
463 Mayat, for pointing these out).
464
465
466 0.1.0 2005-05-23 Device configuration breakthrough.
467
468 * Device configuration is now complete.
469
470 * [bug #9] Fixed for a LSCP command syntax convention
471 consistency, regarding the enumeration of available
472 sampler engines, Audio and MIDI drivers.
473
474 * [bug #13] Update instrument names list when a new
475 instrument file is select on the channel setup dialog.
476
477 * Show appropriate message in channel strip while loading
478 an instrument.
479
480 * Show libgig version in About box (in case libgig is used).
481
482
483 0.0.5 2005-03-04 Fifth alpha-release.
484
485 * Fixed device driver type channel information gathering,
486 which was severely flawed, dropping all channel session
487 configurations to the default audio driver type (which
488 is ALSA) unexpectedly.
489
490 * Channels are now properly renumbered when saving to a
491 session LSCP script, assuming that it should be always
492 loaded from scratch (i.e. zero channels).
493
494 * Disabled MIDI port setting on channel dialog, and on
495 session file save, as its use is still troublesome.
496
497 * Added new menu and toolbar option: Reset All Channels.
498
499 * Channel setup changes are now properly filtered, as for
500 only those settings that are actually changed gets applied;
501 change information are now also posted to messages window.
502
503 * Drag-and-drop of either session files (LSCP scripts) or
504 instrument files (GIG) are now supported. Multiple files
505 drop is allowed, but it only makes sense for instrument
506 files, each one prompting to create a new sampler channel.
507
508 * Drag-and-drop to an existing channel strip is now also
509 featured, allowing the in-place change of the channel
510 sampler instrument file.
511
512 * Actual instrument names are now optionally retrieved
513 from the instrument file, even though libgig is available,
514 avoiding excessively annoying load times while on the
515 channel dialog, when huge instrument files are selected.
516
517 * Set to ignore the SIGPIPE ("Broken pipe") signal, where
518 available, as the default handler is usually fatal when
519 a JACK client is zombified abruptly.
520
521 * Messages window limit is now enforced only when the line
522 count exceeds in one third the user configured line count
523 maximum; if Qt 3.2.0+ is in use, the QTextView widget is
524 otherwise set to the optimized Qt::LogText format.
525
526
527 0.0.4 2004-11-19 Fourth alpha-release.
528
529 * Instrument index selection now made via combo box widget;
530 actual instrument names are now properly retrieved from
531 the instrument file, provided if libgig is available.
532
533 * Sampler channels strips are just created if, and only if,
534 the respective channel setup dialog is actually accepted,
535 following common user-interface guidelines.
536
537 * Almost complete rewrite of sampler channel strips internal
538 control structures.
539
540 * Sampler reset command action added to menu and toolbar.
541
542 * MIDI channel selection is now a dropdown list, allowing
543 the explicit selection for "All" channels input per sampler
544 channel (omni mode).
545
546 * Channel strip display glass effect has changed background
547 color to black (was green), being now an user option.
548
549 * Minor configure fixes.
550
551
552 0.0.3 2004-07-06 Third alpha-release.
553
554 * Mon-modal intrument file loading and status support.
555
556 * Effective MIDI input port setting on channel dialog,
557 and on session file save.
558
559 * Channel dialog gets sensible engine and driver defaults
560 on create time.
561
562 * Implied channel reset on successful instrument load.
563
564
565 0.0.2 2004-06-15 Pre-revolutionary release.
566
567 * The channel context menu is also accessible by right-clicking
568 over the empty workspace area.
569
570 * Added small wait event loop on qsamplerMainForm::stopServer(),
571 so let local server terminate gracefully and stabilize, and
572 avoiding a probable segfault on exit, which was preventing the
573 correct salvage of settings and configuration.
574
575 * Maximum channel volume percent setting is now a global option,
576 provided to override the default (which is 100%).
577
578 * Client/server transaction timeout option upper limit has been
579 increased from 5000 to 60000 milliseconds.
580
581 * A channel context menu is now featured, by right-clicking over
582 each sampler channel strip.
583
584 * Commented SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_PORT command from
585 qsamplerMainForm::saveSessionFile(), it has no effect.
586
587 * Insert a n #include <unistd.h> on qsamplerMessages.cpp, between
588 a #if !defined(WIN32) clause.
589
590 * An initial non zero value (0.8) is now set for volume of every
591 new sampler channel strip.
592
593 * The order to load/save and setup channel settings is now as
594 suggested in the following lines:
595
596 SET CHANNEL AUDIO_OUTPUT_TYPE ...
597 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_TYPE ...
598 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_CHANNEL ...
599 LOAD ENGINE ...
600 LOAD INSTRUMENT ...
601 SET CHANNEL VOLUME ...
602
603
604 0.0.1 2004-06-05 Primordial alpha release.
605

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