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- Preppings to Qtuff* Summer'19 release batch #1.
1 Qsampler - A LinuxSampler Qt GUI Interface
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4 ChangeLog
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6
7 0.5.6 2019-07-12 A Summer'19 Release.
8
9 - Updated for the newer Qt5 translation tools (>= 5.13).
10
11 - Configure updated to check for qtchooser availability.
12
13 - Minor update to Debian packaging control file.
14
15
16 0.5.5 2019-04-11 A Spring-Break'19 Release.
17
18 - Re-defined all main application UNIX signal handling.
19
20
21 0.5.4 2019-03-11 Pre-LAC2019 Release Frenzy.
22
23 - Refactored all singleton/unique application instance
24 setup logic away from X11/Xcb hackery.
25
26 - HiDPI display screen support (Qt >= 5.6).
27
28 - Bumped copyright headers into the New Year (2019).
29
30
31 0.5.3 2018-12-06 An End of Autumn'18 Release.
32
33 - Avoid saving plug-in sampler channels and related devices
34 to regular LSCP (*.lscp) session files.
35
36 - Fixed MIDI and Audio device selection on the common sampler
37 channel settings dialog.
38
39 - Old deprecated Qt4 build support is no more.
40
41 - AppStream metadata updated to be the most compliant with
42 latest freedesktop.org specification and recommendation.
43
44
45 0.5.2 2018-07-22 A Summer'18 Release.
46
47 - AppData/AppStream metadata is now settled under an all
48 permisssive license (FSFAP).
49
50
51 0.5.1 2018-05-21 Pre-LAC2018 release frenzy.
52
53 - Disable singleton/unique application instance setup logic
54 when the display server platform is not X11.
55
56 - Fixed device management dialog not responding to user changes.
57
58 - A little hardening on the configure (autoconf) macro side.
59
60 - Fixed minor memory leak in device management dialog.
61
62 - Fixed unnecessary latency when closing app.
63
64
65 0.5.0 2017-12-12 An Autumn'17 release.
66
67 - French (fr) translation added by Olivier Humbert
68 (qsampler_fr.ts).
69
70 - Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent
71 from build/configure template chains.
72
73 - Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo
74 file (formerly AppData).
75
76
77 0.4.3 2017-04-27 Pre-LAC2017 release frenzy.
78
79 - Added French man page (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
80
81 - Make builds reproducible byte for byte, by getting rid of
82 the configure build date and time stamps.
83
84
85 0.4.2 2016-11-14 A Fall'16 release.
86
87 * Fixed a potential crash on the singleton/unique application
88 instance setup.
89
90 * Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command
91 line options, wrt. installation directories specification,
92 eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.
93
94
95 0.4.1 2016-09-14 End of Summer'16 release.
96
97 * Fixed a race condition on creating sampler channels that ended
98 in duplicate channel strips; also fixed channel auto-arrange.
99
100 * Dropped the --enable-qt5 from configure as found redundant
101 given that's the build default anyway (suggestion by Guido
102 Scholz, while for Qtractor, thanks).
103
104 * Automake: set environment variable GCC_COLORS=auto to allow GCC to
105 auto detect whether it (sh/c)ould output its messages in color.
106
107
108 0.4.0 2016-04-05 Spring'16 release frenzy.
109
110 * Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.
111
112 * Prevent x11extras module from use on non-X11/Unix plaforms.
113
114 * Messages standard output capture has been improved again, now
115 in both ways a non-blocking pipe may get.
116
117 * Single/unique application instance control adapted to Qt5/X11.
118
119
120 0.3.1 2015-07-19 Summer'15 release frenzy.
121
122 * Fixed configure script's Qt include directory lookup for some
123 64bit Linux flavours.
124
125 * Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
126
127 * A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore
128 sub-routine is now in effect.
129
130 * Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
131
132
133 0.3.0 2015-03-25 Pre-LAC2015 release frenzy.
134
135 * Added application description as freedesktop.org's AppData.
136
137 * Added this "Don't ask/show this again" option to some if not most
138 of the nagging warning/error message boxes.
139
140 * Mac OS X: Fixed default path of linuxsampler binary.
141
142 * When closing qsampler and showing the user the dialog whether to
143 stop the LinuxSampler backend, set the default selection to "Yes".
144
145 * Master volume slider now getting proper layout when changing its
146 main toolbar orientation.
147
148 * Messages standard output capture has been slightly improved
149 as for non-blocking i/o, whenever available.
150
151 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect the new --includedir.
152
153 * A man page has beed added (making up Matt Flax's work on
154 debian, thanks).
155
156 * Translations install directory change.
157
158 * Added support for SF2 instrument names/preset enumeration.
159
160 * Added instrument list popup on channel strip which shows up when
161 the instrument name is clicked. Allows faster switching among
162 instruments of the same file.
163
164 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect its new --libdir
165 (impolitely forcing the user now to have at least libgig 3.3.0).
166
167
168 0.2.3 2013-12-31 A fifth of a Jubilee.
169
170 * Allow the build system to include an user specified LDFLAGS.
171
172 * More preparations for Qt5 configure build.
173
174 * Standard scalable format (SVG) and MIME type icons support for
175 session files (*.lscp) is now being added.
176
177 * Preparations for Qt5 migration.
178
179 * Added include <unistd.h> to shut up gcc 4.7 build failures.
180
181 * Make(ing) -jN parallel builds now available for the masses.
182
183 * Fixed Makefile.in handling of installation directories to the
184 configure script eg. --datadir, --localedir.
185
186 * Made lookup of translation files work inside a Mac OS X bundle.
187
188 * Minor Mac OS X compilation error fix.
189
190 * Debugging stacktrace now applies to all working threads.
191
192 * Made lookup of translation files more robust on Windows.
193
194 * Fixes for cross compiling and building for Windows with configure
195 and make.
196
197 * libX11 is now being added explicitly to the build link phase,
198 as seen necessary on some bleeding-edge distros eg. Fedora 13,
199 Debian 6.
200
201 * Moving from old deprecated Qt3'ish custom event post handling
202 into regular asynchronous signal/slot strategy.
203
204 * Sampler channel and instrument file requester support for
205 other than GIG engine instrument files (*gig; *.dls) has
206 been added, making roads for the newer SFZ and SF2 engines
207 instrument files (*.sfz; *.sf2).
208
209 * General standard dialog buttons layout is now in place.
210
211 * Initial widget geometry and visibility persistence logic has
212 been slightly revised as much to avoid crash failures due to
213 wrong main widget hidden state.
214
215 * General source tree layout and build configuration change.
216
217 * Automatic crash-dump reports, debugger stack-traces (gdb), back-
218 traces, whatever, are being introduced as a brand new configure
219 option (--enable-stacktrace) and default enabled on debug build
220 targets (--enable-debug).
221
222 * Attempt to fix broken instrument list model/view on Qt >= 4.6.
223
224 * Device parameter spin-box default maximum has been set higher:
225 now at a magic 24-bit limit (16777216) instead of older 16-bit
226 (65536), possibly fixing bug #136.
227
228 * LADISH Level 1 support has been added: SIGUSR1 signal trap
229 just makes it a shortcut to File/Save.
230
231 * MIDI Device Status menu is disabled when no MIDI device exists;
232 a menu separator has been added.
233
234 * Window manager's close button was found missing from the Devices
235 and Instruments widgets when on Qt >= 4.5, now fixed.
236
237 * MIDI activity indicator on channel strips and MIDI device status
238 widgets is now implemented as a flashing green LED, instead of a
239 lame green solid background :).
240
241 * Global configuration state is now explicitly saved/committed to
242 disk when View/Options... dialog changes are accepted and applied.
243
244 * Czech (cs) translation added (by Pavel Fric).
245
246
247 0.2.2 2009-08-01 New release cycle.
248
249 * Russian (qsampler_ru.ts by Alexandre Prokoudine) makes it as
250 brand first translation delivered. Thanks and welcomes whom
251 ever may follow ;)
252
253 * Converted obsolete QMessageBox forms to standard buttons.
254
255 * Added support for runtime max. voices / disk streams setting
256 (accessible from the "Options..." dialog). Those fine tuning
257 settings will be saved in case the user modified them and
258 automatically restored to the sampler when reconnecting to
259 a sampler the next time.
260
261 * Grayed/disabled palette color group fix for dark color themes.
262
263 * Fait-divers: desktop menu file touched to openSUSE conventions.
264
265 * Due to some trouble with newer Qt >= 4.4 applications regarding
266 font size configuration, a new global user option is now available
267 to the rescue: View/Options... /Display/Other/Base font size
268 (default none).
269
270 * Attempt to load Qt's own translation support and get rid of
271 the ever warning startup message, unless built in debug mode.
272 (transaction by Guido Scholz, while on qsynth-devel, thanks).
273
274 * Only one application instance is now allowed to be up and
275 running, with immediate but graceful termination upon startup
276 iif an already running instance is detected, which will see its
277 main widget shown up automatically (Qt/X11 platform only).
278
279 * Messages file logging makes its first long overdue appearance,
280 with user configurable settings in View/Options.../Server/Logging.
281
282 * Bugfix in sampler channel dialog, driver combo boxes' content were
283 screwed.
284
285 * Automatically add & remove channel strips as they were removed
286 e.g. by other frontends.
287
288 * Refresh device management dialog when device informations changed,
289 e.g. on changes caused by other frontends
290 (fixes segfault on device changes)
291
292 * Implemented MIDI device activity windows, selectable from the
293 "View" main menu.
294
295 * Implemented MIDI activity indicator on channel strips.
296
297 * Added FX Sends Dialog to Channel Strips.
298
299 * Color pallete fix for the instrument name display in channel
300 strip, particularly notorious on Mac OS X builds.
301
302 * Added dialog when the application exits which lets the user
303 decide whether to keep the LinuxSampler running or not.
304
305
306 0.2.1 2007-12-06 Qt4 migration was complete.
307
308 * Added recent new support of libgig for retrieving instrument
309 names in avery fast way. If libgig provides this feature, then
310 the respective name retrieval setting in qsampler is enabled by
311 default.
312
313 * The current selected/activated channel-strip is now visually
314 evident while in the application workspace (highlighting).
315
316 * Make View/Menubar and Toolbar shortcuts accessible even though
317 the main menu and toobar are not visible.
318
319 * Audio routing table is initially hidden in the dialog, when
320 creating a new sampler channel.
321
322 * README requirements and configuration notes update.
323
324 * Disable OK button in sampler channel form and MIDI instrument
325 form if no valid engine is selected (to avoid bothering newbie
326 users with confusing LSCP syntax errors when using the UI the
327 first time).
328
329 * Fixed creation of devices (don't try to set device parameters
330 which the user did not touch in the device creation dialog).
331
332 * Added Windows file path support.
333
334 * Fixed win32/qmakefile and win32/config.h so that it compiles
335 under win32.
336
337 * Qt4 port of the application.
338
339
340 0.1.5 2007-10-15 Five months later a fifth is heard.
341
342 * Added support for LSCP escape sequences to allow loading and
343 mapping instrument files with special characters in their
344 filename, as well as special characters for instrument names
345 and instrument map names (requires LSCP v1.2 on sampler side).
346
347 * Added new button "Edit" to the channel strips, which probably
348 does exactly what you think it does: it opens an appropriate
349 instrument editor application; the channel instrument editor
350 tool is also accessible from the main menu and toolbar.
351
352 * Application icon is now installed to ${prefix}/share/pixmaps;
353 application desktop entry file is now included in installation;
354 spec file (RPM) is now a bit more openSUSE compliant.
355
356 * Crash fix on double-clicking on a empty instrument list.
357
358
359 0.1.4 2007-05-04 Almost another year has gone by.
360
361 * Channel button colors have changed: yellow for mute and
362 cyan for solo is now the rule, but note that this color
363 highlighting is only rendered on some widget styles.
364
365 * Master sampler volume slider/spinbox combo is now featured.
366
367 * Initial support for sampler channel FX sends, while saving
368 the session state, only at code-level.
369
370 * Sampler channel setup dialog does not mandate for valid nor
371 existing instrument file name.
372
373 * Revised error verbosity in general and on session load/save;
374 hour-glass wait cursor is now displayed on session load/save;
375 keyboard shortcuts changed on MIDI instruments view context;
376 improved channel strip arrangement on session open/load;
377 instrument map entry removal confirmation (as optional);
378 corrected some tooltip text strings.
379
380 * Most top-level widgets were missing the normal-widget flag,
381 which were causing some sticky size behavior while on some
382 window managers.
383
384 * Added preliminary MIDI instrument mapping support; now
385 with an instrument list widget and editing capabilities;
386 MIDI instrumeent map program numbers are now displayed in
387 the range 1-128, instead of the internal 0-127.
388
389 * GPL address update.
390
391
392 0.1.3 2006-06-01 Its been a long year isn't it?
393
394 * Changed deprecated copyright attribute to license,
395 on qsampler.spec (RPM).
396
397 * Added configure support for x86_64 libraries (UNTESTED).
398
399 * Optional specification of alternate liblscp and libgig
400 installation paths have been added to configure command
401 arguments (--with-liblscp, --with-libgig).
402
403 * Whenever the listing of actual instrument names is not an
404 option (e.g. due to lack of libgig support), the whole
405 number of selectable instrument items is now being graciously
406 increased from just the bare 8 (eight) right up through 100
407 (one hundred), on the sampler channel setup dialog.
408
409 * The selection buttons, on the right of the Instrument, Audio
410 and MIDI devices combo-boxes, on the sampler channel dialog,
411 are now expected to be a little better looking than it was
412 before, at least for those Mac OS X eyes.
413
414 * Minor fixing on the initial messages dock-window height.
415
416 * Audio output channel routing configuration finally hits
417 the sampler channel dialog, at last!
418
419 * All widget captions changed to include proper application
420 title name prefix.
421
422 * Attempt to bring those aging autoconf templates to date;
423 sample SPEC file for RPM build is now being included and
424 generated at configure time.
425
426 * Set to use QApplication::setMainWidget() instead of
427 registering the traditional lastWindowClosed() signal
428 to quit() slot, just to let the -geometry command line
429 argument have some effect on X11.
430
431 * Added MUTE/SOLO buttons to individual channel strips.
432
433 * Fixed compilation error which occured when Qt was
434 compiled with -no-stl.
435
436
437 0.1.2 2005-06-23 Even minor workings needs a rest.
438
439 * Fixed output disability when messages limit option is
440 turned off (thanks to Wolfgang Woehl for spotting this
441 one, while on qjackctl).
442
443 * Added CHANNEL_INFO event feedback notification handling;
444 minor stream/voice usage auto-refresh cycle optimization.
445
446
447 0.1.1 2005-06-12 The mantra of bugfixes.
448
449 * New improved and full-featured application icon, thanks
450 to Christian Schoenebeck design.
451
452 * Fixed refresh cycle of channel strips that are found
453 in an error state, which was preventing correct channel
454 info updates.
455
456 * Device configuration now accessible on toolbar. Added
457 buddy text label to device port/channel combobox on the
458 device dialog.
459
460 * Include libgig version info on command line request (-v).
461
462 * Minor configure and Makefile install fixes, as Debian and
463 Mac OS X specialties. Also, install does the right thing
464 with target file modes (thanks to Matt Flax and Ebrahim
465 Mayat, for pointing these out).
466
467
468 0.1.0 2005-05-23 Device configuration breakthrough.
469
470 * Device configuration is now complete.
471
472 * [bug #9] Fixed for a LSCP command syntax convention
473 consistency, regarding the enumeration of available
474 sampler engines, Audio and MIDI drivers.
475
476 * [bug #13] Update instrument names list when a new
477 instrument file is select on the channel setup dialog.
478
479 * Show appropriate message in channel strip while loading
480 an instrument.
481
482 * Show libgig version in About box (in case libgig is used).
483
484
485 0.0.5 2005-03-04 Fifth alpha-release.
486
487 * Fixed device driver type channel information gathering,
488 which was severely flawed, dropping all channel session
489 configurations to the default audio driver type (which
490 is ALSA) unexpectedly.
491
492 * Channels are now properly renumbered when saving to a
493 session LSCP script, assuming that it should be always
494 loaded from scratch (i.e. zero channels).
495
496 * Disabled MIDI port setting on channel dialog, and on
497 session file save, as its use is still troublesome.
498
499 * Added new menu and toolbar option: Reset All Channels.
500
501 * Channel setup changes are now properly filtered, as for
502 only those settings that are actually changed gets applied;
503 change information are now also posted to messages window.
504
505 * Drag-and-drop of either session files (LSCP scripts) or
506 instrument files (GIG) are now supported. Multiple files
507 drop is allowed, but it only makes sense for instrument
508 files, each one prompting to create a new sampler channel.
509
510 * Drag-and-drop to an existing channel strip is now also
511 featured, allowing the in-place change of the channel
512 sampler instrument file.
513
514 * Actual instrument names are now optionally retrieved
515 from the instrument file, even though libgig is available,
516 avoiding excessively annoying load times while on the
517 channel dialog, when huge instrument files are selected.
518
519 * Set to ignore the SIGPIPE ("Broken pipe") signal, where
520 available, as the default handler is usually fatal when
521 a JACK client is zombified abruptly.
522
523 * Messages window limit is now enforced only when the line
524 count exceeds in one third the user configured line count
525 maximum; if Qt 3.2.0+ is in use, the QTextView widget is
526 otherwise set to the optimized Qt::LogText format.
527
528
529 0.0.4 2004-11-19 Fourth alpha-release.
530
531 * Instrument index selection now made via combo box widget;
532 actual instrument names are now properly retrieved from
533 the instrument file, provided if libgig is available.
534
535 * Sampler channels strips are just created if, and only if,
536 the respective channel setup dialog is actually accepted,
537 following common user-interface guidelines.
538
539 * Almost complete rewrite of sampler channel strips internal
540 control structures.
541
542 * Sampler reset command action added to menu and toolbar.
543
544 * MIDI channel selection is now a dropdown list, allowing
545 the explicit selection for "All" channels input per sampler
546 channel (omni mode).
547
548 * Channel strip display glass effect has changed background
549 color to black (was green), being now an user option.
550
551 * Minor configure fixes.
552
553
554 0.0.3 2004-07-06 Third alpha-release.
555
556 * Mon-modal intrument file loading and status support.
557
558 * Effective MIDI input port setting on channel dialog,
559 and on session file save.
560
561 * Channel dialog gets sensible engine and driver defaults
562 on create time.
563
564 * Implied channel reset on successful instrument load.
565
566
567 0.0.2 2004-06-15 Pre-revolutionary release.
568
569 * The channel context menu is also accessible by right-clicking
570 over the empty workspace area.
571
572 * Added small wait event loop on qsamplerMainForm::stopServer(),
573 so let local server terminate gracefully and stabilize, and
574 avoiding a probable segfault on exit, which was preventing the
575 correct salvage of settings and configuration.
576
577 * Maximum channel volume percent setting is now a global option,
578 provided to override the default (which is 100%).
579
580 * Client/server transaction timeout option upper limit has been
581 increased from 5000 to 60000 milliseconds.
582
583 * A channel context menu is now featured, by right-clicking over
584 each sampler channel strip.
585
586 * Commented SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_PORT command from
587 qsamplerMainForm::saveSessionFile(), it has no effect.
588
589 * Insert a n #include <unistd.h> on qsamplerMessages.cpp, between
590 a #if !defined(WIN32) clause.
591
592 * An initial non zero value (0.8) is now set for volume of every
593 new sampler channel strip.
594
595 * The order to load/save and setup channel settings is now as
596 suggested in the following lines:
597
598 SET CHANNEL AUDIO_OUTPUT_TYPE ...
599 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_TYPE ...
600 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_CHANNEL ...
601 LOAD ENGINE ...
602 LOAD INSTRUMENT ...
603 SET CHANNEL VOLUME ...
604
605
606 0.0.1 2004-06-05 Primordial alpha release.

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