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* A Winter'20 Release.
1 Qsampler - A LinuxSampler Qt GUI Interface
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3
4 ChangeLog
5
6
7 0.9.0 2020-12-17 A Winter'20 Release.
8
9 - Early fixing to build for Qt >= 6.0.0 and comply
10 with C++17 standard.
11
12
13 0.6.3 2020-07-31 A Summer'20 Release.
14
15 - Early fixing to build for Qt >= 5.15.0.
16
17
18 0.6.2 2020-03-24 A Spring'20 Release.
19
20 - Make man page compression reproducible (after request
21 by Jelle van der Waa, while on the Vee-Ones, thanks).
22
23 - Ditching deprecated QTime methods for QElapsedTimer's
24 (in compliance to Qt >= 5.14.0).
25
26 - If connection to server aborted, try to automatically
27 reconnect (if server was not started by QSampler).
28
29 - Fixed crash when a device disappeared on server side
30 (caused by iterator invalidation).
31
32 - Bumped copyright headers into the New Year (2020).
33
34
35
36 0.6.1 2019-12-22 The Winter'19 Release.
37
38 - Custom color (palette) theme editor introduced; color
39 (palette) theme changes are now effective immediately,
40 except on default.
41
42 - Second attempt to fix the yet non-official though
43 CMake build configuration.
44
45 - When using autotools and ./configure --with-qt=...,
46 it is also necessary to adjust the PKG_CONFIG_PATH
47 environment variable (after a merge request by plcl
48 aka. Pedro L��pez-Cabanillas, while on qmidinet).
49
50
51 0.6.0 2019-10-17 An Autumn'19 Release.
52
53 - Added alternate yet non-official CMake build option.
54
55 - Fix HiDPI display screen effective support (Qt >= 5.6).
56
57 - Make sure compiler flags comply to c++11 as standard.
58
59
60 0.5.6 2019-07-12 A Summer'19 Release.
61
62 - Updated for the newer Qt5 translation tools (>= 5.13).
63
64 - Configure updated to check for qtchooser availability.
65
66 - Minor update to Debian packaging control file.
67
68
69 0.5.5 2019-04-11 A Spring-Break'19 Release.
70
71 - Re-defined all main application UNIX signal handling.
72
73
74 0.5.4 2019-03-11 Pre-LAC2019 Release Frenzy.
75
76 - Refactored all singleton/unique application instance
77 setup logic away from X11/Xcb hackery.
78
79 - HiDPI display screen support (Qt >= 5.6).
80
81 - Bumped copyright headers into the New Year (2019).
82
83
84 0.5.3 2018-12-06 An End of Autumn'18 Release.
85
86 - Avoid saving plug-in sampler channels and related devices
87 to regular LSCP (*.lscp) session files.
88
89 - Fixed MIDI and Audio device selection on the common sampler
90 channel settings dialog.
91
92 - Old deprecated Qt4 build support is no more.
93
94 - AppStream metadata updated to be the most compliant with
95 latest freedesktop.org specification and recommendation.
96
97
98 0.5.2 2018-07-22 A Summer'18 Release.
99
100 - AppData/AppStream metadata is now settled under an all
101 permisssive license (FSFAP).
102
103
104 0.5.1 2018-05-21 Pre-LAC2018 release frenzy.
105
106 - Disable singleton/unique application instance setup logic
107 when the display server platform is not X11.
108
109 - Fixed device management dialog not responding to user changes.
110
111 - A little hardening on the configure (autoconf) macro side.
112
113 - Fixed minor memory leak in device management dialog.
114
115 - Fixed unnecessary latency when closing app.
116
117
118 0.5.0 2017-12-12 An Autumn'17 release.
119
120 - French (fr) translation added by Olivier Humbert
121 (qsampler_fr.ts).
122
123 - Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent
124 from build/configure template chains.
125
126 - Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo
127 file (formerly AppData).
128
129
130 0.4.3 2017-04-27 Pre-LAC2017 release frenzy.
131
132 - Added French man page (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).
133
134 - Make builds reproducible byte for byte, by getting rid of
135 the configure build date and time stamps.
136
137
138 0.4.2 2016-11-14 A Fall'16 release.
139
140 * Fixed a potential crash on the singleton/unique application
141 instance setup.
142
143 * Almost complete overhaul on the configure script command
144 line options, wrt. installation directories specification,
145 eg. --prefix, --bindir, --libdir, --datadir and --mandir.
146
147
148 0.4.1 2016-09-14 End of Summer'16 release.
149
150 * Fixed a race condition on creating sampler channels that ended
151 in duplicate channel strips; also fixed channel auto-arrange.
152
153 * Dropped the --enable-qt5 from configure as found redundant
154 given that's the build default anyway (suggestion by Guido
155 Scholz, while for Qtractor, thanks).
156
157 * Automake: set environment variable GCC_COLORS=auto to allow GCC to
158 auto detect whether it (sh/c)ould output its messages in color.
159
160
161 0.4.0 2016-04-05 Spring'16 release frenzy.
162
163 * Added application keywords to freedesktop.org's AppData.
164
165 * Prevent x11extras module from use on non-X11/Unix plaforms.
166
167 * Messages standard output capture has been improved again, now
168 in both ways a non-blocking pipe may get.
169
170 * Single/unique application instance control adapted to Qt5/X11.
171
172
173 0.3.1 2015-07-19 Summer'15 release frenzy.
174
175 * Fixed configure script's Qt include directory lookup for some
176 64bit Linux flavours.
177
178 * Prefer Qt5 over Qt4 by default with configure script.
179
180 * A new top-level widget window geometry state save and restore
181 sub-routine is now in effect.
182
183 * Fixed for some strict tests for Qt4 vs. Qt5 configure builds.
184
185
186 0.3.0 2015-03-25 Pre-LAC2015 release frenzy.
187
188 * Added application description as freedesktop.org's AppData.
189
190 * Added this "Don't ask/show this again" option to some if not most
191 of the nagging warning/error message boxes.
192
193 * Mac OS X: Fixed default path of linuxsampler binary.
194
195 * When closing qsampler and showing the user the dialog whether to
196 stop the LinuxSampler backend, set the default selection to "Yes".
197
198 * Master volume slider now getting proper layout when changing its
199 main toolbar orientation.
200
201 * Messages standard output capture has been slightly improved
202 as for non-blocking i/o, whenever available.
203
204 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect the new --includedir.
205
206 * A man page has beed added (making up Matt Flax's work on
207 debian, thanks).
208
209 * Translations install directory change.
210
211 * Added support for SF2 instrument names/preset enumeration.
212
213 * Added instrument list popup on channel strip which shows up when
214 the instrument name is clicked. Allows faster switching among
215 instruments of the same file.
216
217 * Adjusted configure check for libgig to detect its new --libdir
218 (impolitely forcing the user now to have at least libgig 3.3.0).
219
220
221 0.2.3 2013-12-31 A fifth of a Jubilee.
222
223 * Allow the build system to include an user specified LDFLAGS.
224
225 * More preparations for Qt5 configure build.
226
227 * Standard scalable format (SVG) and MIME type icons support for
228 session files (*.lscp) is now being added.
229
230 * Preparations for Qt5 migration.
231
232 * Added include <unistd.h> to shut up gcc 4.7 build failures.
233
234 * Make(ing) -jN parallel builds now available for the masses.
235
236 * Fixed Makefile.in handling of installation directories to the
237 configure script eg. --datadir, --localedir.
238
239 * Made lookup of translation files work inside a Mac OS X bundle.
240
241 * Minor Mac OS X compilation error fix.
242
243 * Debugging stacktrace now applies to all working threads.
244
245 * Made lookup of translation files more robust on Windows.
246
247 * Fixes for cross compiling and building for Windows with configure
248 and make.
249
250 * libX11 is now being added explicitly to the build link phase,
251 as seen necessary on some bleeding-edge distros eg. Fedora 13,
252 Debian 6.
253
254 * Moving from old deprecated Qt3'ish custom event post handling
255 into regular asynchronous signal/slot strategy.
256
257 * Sampler channel and instrument file requester support for
258 other than GIG engine instrument files (*gig; *.dls) has
259 been added, making roads for the newer SFZ and SF2 engines
260 instrument files (*.sfz; *.sf2).
261
262 * General standard dialog buttons layout is now in place.
263
264 * Initial widget geometry and visibility persistence logic has
265 been slightly revised as much to avoid crash failures due to
266 wrong main widget hidden state.
267
268 * General source tree layout and build configuration change.
269
270 * Automatic crash-dump reports, debugger stack-traces (gdb), back-
271 traces, whatever, are being introduced as a brand new configure
272 option (--enable-stacktrace) and default enabled on debug build
273 targets (--enable-debug).
274
275 * Attempt to fix broken instrument list model/view on Qt >= 4.6.
276
277 * Device parameter spin-box default maximum has been set higher:
278 now at a magic 24-bit limit (16777216) instead of older 16-bit
279 (65536), possibly fixing bug #136.
280
281 * LADISH Level 1 support has been added: SIGUSR1 signal trap
282 just makes it a shortcut to File/Save.
283
284 * MIDI Device Status menu is disabled when no MIDI device exists;
285 a menu separator has been added.
286
287 * Window manager's close button was found missing from the Devices
288 and Instruments widgets when on Qt >= 4.5, now fixed.
289
290 * MIDI activity indicator on channel strips and MIDI device status
291 widgets is now implemented as a flashing green LED, instead of a
292 lame green solid background :).
293
294 * Global configuration state is now explicitly saved/committed to
295 disk when View/Options... dialog changes are accepted and applied.
296
297 * Czech (cs) translation added (by Pavel Fric).
298
299
300 0.2.2 2009-08-01 New release cycle.
301
302 * Russian (qsampler_ru.ts by Alexandre Prokoudine) makes it as
303 brand first translation delivered. Thanks and welcomes whom
304 ever may follow ;)
305
306 * Converted obsolete QMessageBox forms to standard buttons.
307
308 * Added support for runtime max. voices / disk streams setting
309 (accessible from the "Options..." dialog). Those fine tuning
310 settings will be saved in case the user modified them and
311 automatically restored to the sampler when reconnecting to
312 a sampler the next time.
313
314 * Grayed/disabled palette color group fix for dark color themes.
315
316 * Fait-divers: desktop menu file touched to openSUSE conventions.
317
318 * Due to some trouble with newer Qt >= 4.4 applications regarding
319 font size configuration, a new global user option is now available
320 to the rescue: View/Options... /Display/Other/Base font size
321 (default none).
322
323 * Attempt to load Qt's own translation support and get rid of
324 the ever warning startup message, unless built in debug mode.
325 (transaction by Guido Scholz, while on qsynth-devel, thanks).
326
327 * Only one application instance is now allowed to be up and
328 running, with immediate but graceful termination upon startup
329 iif an already running instance is detected, which will see its
330 main widget shown up automatically (Qt/X11 platform only).
331
332 * Messages file logging makes its first long overdue appearance,
333 with user configurable settings in View/Options.../Server/Logging.
334
335 * Bugfix in sampler channel dialog, driver combo boxes' content were
336 screwed.
337
338 * Automatically add & remove channel strips as they were removed
339 e.g. by other frontends.
340
341 * Refresh device management dialog when device informations changed,
342 e.g. on changes caused by other frontends
343 (fixes segfault on device changes)
344
345 * Implemented MIDI device activity windows, selectable from the
346 "View" main menu.
347
348 * Implemented MIDI activity indicator on channel strips.
349
350 * Added FX Sends Dialog to Channel Strips.
351
352 * Color pallete fix for the instrument name display in channel
353 strip, particularly notorious on Mac OS X builds.
354
355 * Added dialog when the application exits which lets the user
356 decide whether to keep the LinuxSampler running or not.
357
358
359 0.2.1 2007-12-06 Qt4 migration was complete.
360
361 * Added recent new support of libgig for retrieving instrument
362 names in avery fast way. If libgig provides this feature, then
363 the respective name retrieval setting in qsampler is enabled by
364 default.
365
366 * The current selected/activated channel-strip is now visually
367 evident while in the application workspace (highlighting).
368
369 * Make View/Menubar and Toolbar shortcuts accessible even though
370 the main menu and toobar are not visible.
371
372 * Audio routing table is initially hidden in the dialog, when
373 creating a new sampler channel.
374
375 * README requirements and configuration notes update.
376
377 * Disable OK button in sampler channel form and MIDI instrument
378 form if no valid engine is selected (to avoid bothering newbie
379 users with confusing LSCP syntax errors when using the UI the
380 first time).
381
382 * Fixed creation of devices (don't try to set device parameters
383 which the user did not touch in the device creation dialog).
384
385 * Added Windows file path support.
386
387 * Fixed win32/qmakefile and win32/config.h so that it compiles
388 under win32.
389
390 * Qt4 port of the application.
391
392
393 0.1.5 2007-10-15 Five months later a fifth is heard.
394
395 * Added support for LSCP escape sequences to allow loading and
396 mapping instrument files with special characters in their
397 filename, as well as special characters for instrument names
398 and instrument map names (requires LSCP v1.2 on sampler side).
399
400 * Added new button "Edit" to the channel strips, which probably
401 does exactly what you think it does: it opens an appropriate
402 instrument editor application; the channel instrument editor
403 tool is also accessible from the main menu and toolbar.
404
405 * Application icon is now installed to ${prefix}/share/pixmaps;
406 application desktop entry file is now included in installation;
407 spec file (RPM) is now a bit more openSUSE compliant.
408
409 * Crash fix on double-clicking on a empty instrument list.
410
411
412 0.1.4 2007-05-04 Almost another year has gone by.
413
414 * Channel button colors have changed: yellow for mute and
415 cyan for solo is now the rule, but note that this color
416 highlighting is only rendered on some widget styles.
417
418 * Master sampler volume slider/spinbox combo is now featured.
419
420 * Initial support for sampler channel FX sends, while saving
421 the session state, only at code-level.
422
423 * Sampler channel setup dialog does not mandate for valid nor
424 existing instrument file name.
425
426 * Revised error verbosity in general and on session load/save;
427 hour-glass wait cursor is now displayed on session load/save;
428 keyboard shortcuts changed on MIDI instruments view context;
429 improved channel strip arrangement on session open/load;
430 instrument map entry removal confirmation (as optional);
431 corrected some tooltip text strings.
432
433 * Most top-level widgets were missing the normal-widget flag,
434 which were causing some sticky size behavior while on some
435 window managers.
436
437 * Added preliminary MIDI instrument mapping support; now
438 with an instrument list widget and editing capabilities;
439 MIDI instrumeent map program numbers are now displayed in
440 the range 1-128, instead of the internal 0-127.
441
442 * GPL address update.
443
444
445 0.1.3 2006-06-01 Its been a long year isn't it?
446
447 * Changed deprecated copyright attribute to license,
448 on qsampler.spec (RPM).
449
450 * Added configure support for x86_64 libraries (UNTESTED).
451
452 * Optional specification of alternate liblscp and libgig
453 installation paths have been added to configure command
454 arguments (--with-liblscp, --with-libgig).
455
456 * Whenever the listing of actual instrument names is not an
457 option (e.g. due to lack of libgig support), the whole
458 number of selectable instrument items is now being graciously
459 increased from just the bare 8 (eight) right up through 100
460 (one hundred), on the sampler channel setup dialog.
461
462 * The selection buttons, on the right of the Instrument, Audio
463 and MIDI devices combo-boxes, on the sampler channel dialog,
464 are now expected to be a little better looking than it was
465 before, at least for those Mac OS X eyes.
466
467 * Minor fixing on the initial messages dock-window height.
468
469 * Audio output channel routing configuration finally hits
470 the sampler channel dialog, at last!
471
472 * All widget captions changed to include proper application
473 title name prefix.
474
475 * Attempt to bring those aging autoconf templates to date;
476 sample SPEC file for RPM build is now being included and
477 generated at configure time.
478
479 * Set to use QApplication::setMainWidget() instead of
480 registering the traditional lastWindowClosed() signal
481 to quit() slot, just to let the -geometry command line
482 argument have some effect on X11.
483
484 * Added MUTE/SOLO buttons to individual channel strips.
485
486 * Fixed compilation error which occured when Qt was
487 compiled with -no-stl.
488
489
490 0.1.2 2005-06-23 Even minor workings needs a rest.
491
492 * Fixed output disability when messages limit option is
493 turned off (thanks to Wolfgang Woehl for spotting this
494 one, while on qjackctl).
495
496 * Added CHANNEL_INFO event feedback notification handling;
497 minor stream/voice usage auto-refresh cycle optimization.
498
499
500 0.1.1 2005-06-12 The mantra of bugfixes.
501
502 * New improved and full-featured application icon, thanks
503 to Christian Schoenebeck design.
504
505 * Fixed refresh cycle of channel strips that are found
506 in an error state, which was preventing correct channel
507 info updates.
508
509 * Device configuration now accessible on toolbar. Added
510 buddy text label to device port/channel combobox on the
511 device dialog.
512
513 * Include libgig version info on command line request (-v).
514
515 * Minor configure and Makefile install fixes, as Debian and
516 Mac OS X specialties. Also, install does the right thing
517 with target file modes (thanks to Matt Flax and Ebrahim
518 Mayat, for pointing these out).
519
520
521 0.1.0 2005-05-23 Device configuration breakthrough.
522
523 * Device configuration is now complete.
524
525 * [bug #9] Fixed for a LSCP command syntax convention
526 consistency, regarding the enumeration of available
527 sampler engines, Audio and MIDI drivers.
528
529 * [bug #13] Update instrument names list when a new
530 instrument file is select on the channel setup dialog.
531
532 * Show appropriate message in channel strip while loading
533 an instrument.
534
535 * Show libgig version in About box (in case libgig is used).
536
537
538 0.0.5 2005-03-04 Fifth alpha-release.
539
540 * Fixed device driver type channel information gathering,
541 which was severely flawed, dropping all channel session
542 configurations to the default audio driver type (which
543 is ALSA) unexpectedly.
544
545 * Channels are now properly renumbered when saving to a
546 session LSCP script, assuming that it should be always
547 loaded from scratch (i.e. zero channels).
548
549 * Disabled MIDI port setting on channel dialog, and on
550 session file save, as its use is still troublesome.
551
552 * Added new menu and toolbar option: Reset All Channels.
553
554 * Channel setup changes are now properly filtered, as for
555 only those settings that are actually changed gets applied;
556 change information are now also posted to messages window.
557
558 * Drag-and-drop of either session files (LSCP scripts) or
559 instrument files (GIG) are now supported. Multiple files
560 drop is allowed, but it only makes sense for instrument
561 files, each one prompting to create a new sampler channel.
562
563 * Drag-and-drop to an existing channel strip is now also
564 featured, allowing the in-place change of the channel
565 sampler instrument file.
566
567 * Actual instrument names are now optionally retrieved
568 from the instrument file, even though libgig is available,
569 avoiding excessively annoying load times while on the
570 channel dialog, when huge instrument files are selected.
571
572 * Set to ignore the SIGPIPE ("Broken pipe") signal, where
573 available, as the default handler is usually fatal when
574 a JACK client is zombified abruptly.
575
576 * Messages window limit is now enforced only when the line
577 count exceeds in one third the user configured line count
578 maximum; if Qt 3.2.0+ is in use, the QTextView widget is
579 otherwise set to the optimized Qt::LogText format.
580
581
582 0.0.4 2004-11-19 Fourth alpha-release.
583
584 * Instrument index selection now made via combo box widget;
585 actual instrument names are now properly retrieved from
586 the instrument file, provided if libgig is available.
587
588 * Sampler channels strips are just created if, and only if,
589 the respective channel setup dialog is actually accepted,
590 following common user-interface guidelines.
591
592 * Almost complete rewrite of sampler channel strips internal
593 control structures.
594
595 * Sampler reset command action added to menu and toolbar.
596
597 * MIDI channel selection is now a dropdown list, allowing
598 the explicit selection for "All" channels input per sampler
599 channel (omni mode).
600
601 * Channel strip display glass effect has changed background
602 color to black (was green), being now an user option.
603
604 * Minor configure fixes.
605
606
607 0.0.3 2004-07-06 Third alpha-release.
608
609 * Mon-modal intrument file loading and status support.
610
611 * Effective MIDI input port setting on channel dialog,
612 and on session file save.
613
614 * Channel dialog gets sensible engine and driver defaults
615 on create time.
616
617 * Implied channel reset on successful instrument load.
618
619
620 0.0.2 2004-06-15 Pre-revolutionary release.
621
622 * The channel context menu is also accessible by right-clicking
623 over the empty workspace area.
624
625 * Added small wait event loop on qsamplerMainForm::stopServer(),
626 so let local server terminate gracefully and stabilize, and
627 avoiding a probable segfault on exit, which was preventing the
628 correct salvage of settings and configuration.
629
630 * Maximum channel volume percent setting is now a global option,
631 provided to override the default (which is 100%).
632
633 * Client/server transaction timeout option upper limit has been
634 increased from 5000 to 60000 milliseconds.
635
636 * A channel context menu is now featured, by right-clicking over
637 each sampler channel strip.
638
639 * Commented SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_PORT command from
640 qsamplerMainForm::saveSessionFile(), it has no effect.
641
642 * Insert a n #include <unistd.h> on qsamplerMessages.cpp, between
643 a #if !defined(WIN32) clause.
644
645 * An initial non zero value (0.8) is now set for volume of every
646 new sampler channel strip.
647
648 * The order to load/save and setup channel settings is now as
649 suggested in the following lines:
650
651 SET CHANNEL AUDIO_OUTPUT_TYPE ...
652 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_TYPE ...
653 SET CHANNEL MIDI_INPUT_CHANNEL ...
654 LOAD ENGINE ...
655 LOAD INSTRUMENT ...
656 SET CHANNEL VOLUME ...
657
658
659 0.0.1 2004-06-05 Primordial alpha release.
660

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