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

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