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2 <news>
3 <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 <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 "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 plenty of issues on Windows. Also note that the instruments database
20 feature is not ported yet. Have a look at the
21 <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 .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 multiple (dimension) regions simultaniously. JSampler is finally able
27 to retrieve instrument names of instrument files and even remotely from
28 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 </entry>
35 <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 <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 feature as "Instruments Database" in JSampler, it's not yet supported by QSampler).
77 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 <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 <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 <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 of <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/">
163 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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