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

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