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2     <news>
3 schoenebeck 1576 <entry date="2007-12-07">
4     Another strike:
5     <list>
6     <li>linuxsampler 0.5.1</li>
7     <li>jsampler 0.8a</li>
8     <li>qsampler 0.2.1</li>
9     <li>gigedit 0.1.1</li>
10     <li>libgig 3.2.1</li>
11     <li>jlscp 0.7a</li>
12     </list>
13     What do you expect from a sampler called LinuxSampler? Exactly: that it
14 schoenebeck 1578 <link ref="screenshots/win32_premiere.png">conquers the Windows
15     world</link>. This is the first official release of our applications for
16     the Windows platform, providing a convenient all-in-one installer tagged
17 schoenebeck 1576 "20071207". Supported drivers for this new system are so far: MME for
18     MIDI and ASIO for audio. Needless to say that there still might be
19 schoenebeck 1578 plenty of issues on Windows. Also note that the instruments database
20     feature is not ported yet. Have a look at the
21 schoenebeck 1576 <link ref="windows.html">Windows HOWTO</link> for a smooth start.
22     Beside this first Windows release, this is merely a bugfix release, i.e.
23     fixing a serious crash in LinuxSampler. Retrieving instrument names from
24 schoenebeck 1578 .gig files with the frontends is now much faster, so better keep that
25     option always on in QSampler from now on. With gigedit you can now edit
26 schoenebeck 1576 multiple (dimension) regions simultaniously. JSampler is finally able
27     to retrieve instrument names of instrument files and even remotely from
28 schoenebeck 1578 another machine, beside minor cosmetics like a total stream count
29     and volume displayed in dB, as well as couple bug fixes. QSampler gave
30     Qt3 an official funeral and is finally completely ported to Qt4. A lot
31     of the QSampler code base has changed due to this. So you still might
32     encounter bugs. Beside that the device management dialog received couple
33     of bug fixes.
34 schoenebeck 1576 </entry>
35 schoenebeck 1457 <entry date="2007-10-23">
36     As you might have noticed, we had issues with our linuxsampler.org DNS
37     names in the last two days, because it was dependent to a foreign server
38     out of our control. We just addressed this issue and finally completely
39     moved the DNS responsibility to our own servers to avoid this happening
40     again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!
41     </entry>
42 schoenebeck 1448 <entry date="2007-10-16">
43     A new release wave of the LinuxSampler family has arrived:
44     <list>
45     <li>linuxsampler 0.5.0</li>
46     <li>qsampler 0.1.5</li>
47     <li>jsampler 0.7a</li>
48     <li>gigedit 0.1.0</li>
49     <li>libgig 3.2.0</li>
50     <li>liblscp 0.5.5</li>
51     <li>jlscp 0.6a</li>
52     </list>
53     With our new instrument editor
54     <link ref="http://linuxsampler.org/screenshots/gigedit_0_0_3.png">gigedit</link>
55     we can finally modify existing, as well as create new Gigasampler format
56     instruments from scratch, which are not only accepted by LinuxSampler, but
57     also by Gigastudio. You can run gigedit as stand-alone application or
58     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/doc/gigedit/quickstart/gigedit_quickstart.html#live_editing">
59     "attached" to LinuxSampler</link>. The latter case allows you to play and edit
60     instruments at the same time, making all your modifications immediately
61     audible, without having to reload the instruments into the sampler. You can
62     simply edit instruments by selecting the respective sampler channel and
63     clicking on "Edit" (in QSampler as well as in JSampler). LinuxSampler now
64     provides a very powerful and easy MIDI program change mapping, which not
65     only allows you to define which instrument to load on which MIDI program
66     change number (and bank), it also allows further parameters like whether
67     the instrument shall be pre-cached or loaded only when needed (and likewise
68     freed when not needed). You can create arbitrary amount of effect sends for
69     each sampler channel, each having an arbitrary MIDI controller for
70     altering the effect send level in realtime and each one can flexible be routed to
71     some of the sampler's audio output channels, i.e. to a dedicated one for a
72     certain effect type (managing FX sends is yet only supported by JSampler,
73     not by QSampler yet). The new instruments database on sampler side allows
74     you to keep track even of largest instrument library collections. You can
75     order them in categories and search by various criteria (you can find this
76 iliev 1449 feature as "Instruments Database" in JSampler, it's not yet supported by QSampler).
77 schoenebeck 1448 Loading huge instruments may take a while, that's why the sampler now
78     allows to play an instrument while loading. That way you can i.e. play and
79     hold notes on the keyboard while loading a new instrument on the same
80     sampler channel at the same time.
81     </entry>
82 schoenebeck 1408 <entry date="2007-10-12">
83     libgig's home has moved to this server. It's new official home is now:
84     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/" />
85     Please update your links and bookmarks!
86     </entry>
87 iliev 1289 <entry date="2007-08-10">
88     <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.6a.tar.bz2">
89     JSampler 0.6a</link> has been released.
90     The <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/Fantasia-0.6a.jar">
91     Fantasia</link> distribution is now capable of controlling all features
92     available in LinuxSampler. See <link ref="screenshots/fantasia.png">screenshot</link>.
93     </entry>
94 schoenebeck 1268 <entry date="2007-05-24">
95     <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.5a.tar.bz2">
96     JSampler 0.5a</link> has been released, now with instruments database
97     support.
98     </entry>
99     <entry date="2007-05-04">
100     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">Qsampler</link> 0.1.4 has been
101     released. Almost another year has gone by.
102     </entry>
103     <entry date="2007-04-02">
104     JSampler 0.4a has been released. Read the
105     <link ref="jsampler/manual/html/jsampler.html">manual</link> for
106     installation instructions.
107     </entry>
108     <entry date="2007-03-24">
109     gigedit 0.0.3 has been released, a graphical instrument editor allowing
110     to edit existing Gigasampler format files as well as creating new ones
111     completely from scratch. Along comes a new release of libgig (3.1.1).
112     </entry>
113     <entry date="2006-11-24">
114     After a long, long development cycle LinuxSampler 0.4.0 has finally been
115     released.
116     </entry>
117     <entry date="2006-11-24">
118     libgig 3.1.0 has been released.
119     </entry>
120     <entry date="2006-08-07">
121     <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.3a.tar.bz2?download">
122     JSampler 0.3a</link> has been released.
123     <list>
124     <li>
125     Partially implemented a new view - Fantasia (graphic desing: Olivier
126     Boyer). Only channel manipulation for now.
127     </li>
128     <li>
129     More new features in JS Classic - Implemented an LS Console with
130     command autocompletion (using the Tab key), command history (using Up,
131     Down keys), command history search (Ctrl + R), command list search
132     (Ctrl + F), and more.
133     </li>
134     <li>
135     Implemented Orchestras (something like Bookmarks/Favorites for
136     instruments). Drag &amp; Drop support for instrument loading, adding an
137     instrument to orchestra and autocompleting an instrument loading
138     command in the LS Console.
139     </li>
140     </list>
141     </entry>
142     <entry date="2006-06-02">
143     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">Qsampler</link> 0.1.3 is now
144     available. It's been a long time isn't it?
145     </entry>
146     <entry date="2006-04-28">
147     libgig 3.0.0 has been released.
148     </entry>
149     <entry date="2006-03-16">
150     <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JS_Classic-0.2a.jar?download">
151     JS Classic 0.2a</link> has been released.
152     </entry>
153     <entry date="2005-12-22">
154     Major services (CVS, downloads, Bug Tracking System) were down in the last
155     days due to a hardware defect on one of our servers. CVS is finally up
156     again and we are working on restoring all other services in the next days
157     as well. We are also establishing further backup facilities to prevent this
158     happening again. Sorry for any inconvenience!
159     </entry>
160     <entry date="2005-11-24">
161     Latest <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">CVS version</link>
162 schoenebeck 1453 of <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/">
163 schoenebeck 1268 libgig</link> now allows to create and modify Gigasampler files
164     (<link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=9051147&amp;forum_id=12792">
165     read announcement</link>). Please let
166     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/developers.html">us</link>
167     know if you are interested in writing an instrument patch editor.
168     </entry>
169     <entry date="2005-10-10">
170     <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/js-classic.jar?download">
171     JS Classic 0.1a</link> has been released (the first distribution of the
172     <link ref="https://sourceforge.net/projects/jsampler/">JSampler</link>
173     project).
174     </entry>
175     <entry date="2005-08-16">
176     Due to ongoing synthesis optimizations, CVS version of LS might be broken
177     for a while. Please use the tarball release in the meantime.
178     </entry>
179     <entry date="2005-07-15">
180     LinuxSampler 0.3.3 has been released. Once again a bug fix release.
181     </entry>
182     <entry date="2005-06-24">
183     LinuxSampler 0.3.2 has been released. This is more or less just a bug fix
184     release. Just by coincidence, <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">
185     QSampler</link> 0.1.2 has also been thrown out.
186     </entry>
187     <entry date="2005-06-12">
188     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> 0.1.1 has been
189     released, after a few bugfixes and a new logo icon.
190     </entry>
191     <entry date="2005-05-25">
192     LinuxSampler 0.3.1, the first official release is finally out!
193     </entry>
194     <entry date="2005-05-23">
195     After some time laying around in the backyard,
196     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> 0.1.0 has
197     been released, now with the promised Audio and MIDI device configuration
198     interface. Enjoy!
199     </entry>
200     <entry date="2005-03-15">
201     Our bug tracking system is now online and available on
202     <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">bugs.linuxsampler.org</link>.
203     </entry>
204     <entry date="2005-03-04">
205     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link>,
206     the Qt GUI front-end in the works for the LinuxSampler engine, was bumped
207     to its now fifth primordial release (0.0.5). Still alpha code. Time to move
208     on... to a better and complete Audio/MIDI device configuration interface,
209     as predicted by LSCP and wrapped by liblscp.
210     </entry>
211     <entry date="2005-02-26">
212     Due to a design change, current LinuxSampler CVS version is quite unstable.
213     You might want to use the previous, stable version of LS in the meantime,
214     which can be downloaded as
215     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">source tarball
216     </link>. Alternatively you can also checkout the old version from CVS which
217     was tagged as "v0_2_0".
218     </entry>
219     <entry date="2004-11-19">
220     The Qt GUI front-end for the LinuxSampler engine has been updated: the 4th
221     alpha-release of
222     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> has been
223     released.
224     </entry>
225     <entry date="2004-11-13">
226     On monday (November, 15th) <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
227     cvs.linuxsampler.org</link> may be temporarily down due to maintenance work
228     around 13:00 UTC.
229     </entry>
230     <entry date="2004-07-06">
231     The third alpha-release of <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">
232     QSampler</link>, the Qt GUI front-end for the LinuxSampler engine, is now
233     publicly available.
234     </entry>
235     <entry date="2004-06-05">
236     Added a screenshot to the Screenshots page, instructions how to compile the
237     GUI are on the linked qsampler site.
238     </entry>
239     <entry date="2004-05-31">
240     On wednesday (June, 2nd) <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
241     cvs.linuxsampler.org</link> will be temporarily not available from 6:00 UTC
242     until 16:00 UTC due to construction works.
243     </entry>
244     <entry date="2004-05-24">
245     The CVS repository is now <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
246     browseable</link>.
247     </entry>
248     <entry date="2004-05-03">
249     We are currently in a transition stage due to the recent changes (multi
250     channel / multi engine / multi audio output device and multi MIDI input
251     device support) this also leads to multi problems we have to solve ;-) so
252     meanwhile you can use the old single channel version. We created the two
253     CVS alias tags 'singlechannel' and 'v0_1_0' which you can use to checkout
254     the old single channel version of LinuxSampler. The CVS command line is the
255     same except that you have to add '-r singlechannel'.
256     </entry>
257     <entry date="2004-03-26">
258     CVS root path has changed! See <link ref="downloads.html">downloads</link>
259     section for instructions how to checkout the latest version of LinuxSampler
260     from CVS.
261     </entry>
262     <entry date="2004-03-23">
263     Updated <link ref="features.html">features</link> section on this site,
264     hopefully we will keep the features list in sync with the latest
265     developments from now on.
266     </entry>
267     <entry date="2004-01-07">
268     The document for the network protocol definition is now available in the
269     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads</link>
270     section. Have a look at it if you can imagine to write a frontend for
271     LinuxSampler!
272     </entry>
273     <entry date="2003-11-08">
274     Added CVS log to this site, showing the latest commits to the LinuxSampler
275     CVS repository.
276     </entry>
277     <entry date="2003-11-02">
278     Lots of news for the Linuxsampler community. We've got a new site, new
279     domain and new code available in CVS. Check the
280     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads</link>
281     section for instructions. If you want to check it out, please keep in mind
282     that it might contain bugs, it might crash and that it's still lacking tons
283     of features. CVS is directed towards developers who would like to test
284     things and add code. Users should wait for a tarball release.
285     </entry>
286     </news>

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