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3 schoenebeck 2213 <entry date="2011-07-18">
4     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/osx/snapshots/" img="gfx/logos/apple.png"></link>
5     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/osx/snapshots/">Download the latest OS X snapshot of the sampler!</link>
6 persson 2214 Following our ongoing sympathy for automatic snapshots, we finally provide
7     automatic builds also for Apple OS X! As soon as some developer commits
8 schoenebeck 2213 something new to our Subversion server, a new binary snapshot for OS X will
9     automatically be available for download from our webserver within minutes.
10     The snapshot tbz2 archive file contains universal binaries
11 persson 2214 (PPC 32 bit, Intel 32 &amp; 64 bit) of the stand-alone version of the
12 schoenebeck 2213 sampler, VST and AU plugin version, and the graphical frontend applications
13     QSampler and Fantasia. Only our graphical instrument editor gigedit is not
14     yet part of the snapshots, it might follow at a later point. Please read
15     the README file in the tbz2 archive file for instructions how to install
16     everything on your Mac.
17     </entry>
18 schoenebeck 2180 <entry date="2011-06-05">
19     <link ref="http://svn.linuxsampler.org" img="gfx/logos/subversion.png"></link>
20     From now on, our source code is managed by a Subversion server. We
21     converted our existing CVS repository for the
22     <link ref="http://svn.linuxsampler.org">new Subversion server</link>, so
23     the complete history from the beginning of this project is also
24     available in this new Subversion repository. Our
25     <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">old CVS server, along with its web frontend</link>
26     is still available, however is now in read only mode, so no changes can be
27     commited to CVS anymore. On the downloads page you can find
28     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html#svn">instructions how
29     to download ("checkout") source code from our Subversion server.</link>
30     </entry>
31     <entry date="2011-06-05">
32     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org" img="gfx/sorryd.jpg"></link>
33     After a huge down time of almost one month, we decided to move to new, more
34     reliable servers. Thanks to the University of Heilbronn which kindly hosted
35     our servers for 8 years. We started to move the most important services to
36     a commercial server host, which will be financed by your donations. Sorry
37     for this long absence and thank you for your support!
38     </entry>
39 schoenebeck 2161 <entry date="2011-02-05">
40     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/win32/snapshots/" img="gfx/logos/windows.png"></link>
41     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/win32/snapshots/">Download the latest Windows snapshot of the sampler!</link>
42     Since we have to confess that we are a bit lazy about putting out official
43     releases, and since the latest official release of the sampler for Windows
44     is quite old, we decided to establish automatic builts of the sampler and
45     all other software components for Windows. As soon as some developer
46     commits something new to the CVS server for any of the project's software
47     components, a new snapshot binary for Windows will automatically built and
48 schoenebeck 2173 be available for download within few minutes. Sorry for neglecting you
49 schoenebeck 2161 Windows users out there for so long!
50     </entry>
51 schoenebeck 2159 <entry date="2011-01-23">
52     <link ref="nkitool/" img="nkitool/native-instruments-kontakt.png"></link>
53     In case you are working a lot on Native Instruments Kontakt instrument
54     files, or if you are just interested in the .nki file format, you might have
55     a look at <link ref="nkitool/">nkitool</link>. It is a simple console
56     application which allows to export and import the human readable XML file
57     from and to Native Instruments Kontakt .nki instrument articulation files.
58     It can be very handy to speedup or even automate the process of creating
59     and editing .nki instrument files.
60     </entry>
61 schoenebeck 2157 <entry date="2010-10-01">
62     <link ref="misc/press/computer_music_special_44_2010/cms_44_2010_cover.jpg" img="misc/press/computer_music_special_44_2010/cms_44_2010_cover_s.jpg"></link>
63     LinuxSampler is featured in the october special issue of the "Computer Music"
64     magazine. It is available in English language in magazine stores around the
65     UK. This special issue focused on demonstrating the "best free software" for
66     music production on PC, Mac and mobile. LinuxSampler is covered along to four
67     other samplers, with an introduction howto on page 57. You can
68     <link ref="misc/press/computer_music_special_44_2010/cms_44_2010_article.jpg">read the full article here.</link>
69     </entry>
70 schoenebeck 2040 <entry date="2010-01-07">
71     The <link ref="reports/annual_report_2009.pdf">annual report of 2009</link>
72     with our financial situation is now online. Happy new year everybody!
73     </entry>
74 schoenebeck 2005 <entry date="2009-10-16">
75     Better a late than no announcement at all:
76     <list>
77     <li>linuxsampler 1.0.0</li>
78     <li>Fantasia 0.9</li>
79     <li>qsampler 0.2.2</li>
80     <li>gigedit 0.2.0</li>
81     <li>libgig 3.3.0</li>
82     <li>jlscp 0.8</li>
83     <li>liblscp 0.5.6</li>
84     </list>
85     This is the first release which allows the sampler to be used as audio
86     host plugin, namely supporting the standards VST, AU, DSSI and LV2. The
87     sampler's limits for max. voices &amp; disk streams can now be altered at
88     runtime by frontends, no need to recompile the sampler anymore. The Mac
89     version now also supports CoreAudio as audio driver. The Windows version
90     finally supports the sampler's instruments DB feature as well, however
91     expect it still to be unstable at this point. Along to the already
92     existing JACK audio driver, Jack MIDI support has been added in this
93     release. The sampler allows frontends now basic MIDI control, that is to
94     monitor incoming MIDI data on MIDI input devices and sampler channels and
95     to send note-on and note-off MIDI events to sampler channels, which
96     allows frontends to provide a virtual MIDI keyboard to the user. Besides
97     these major changes there were countless bugfixes and optimizations.
98     </entry>
99 schoenebeck 1905 <entry date="2009-05-12">
100     On the finish line to the upcoming next release of LinuxSampler and
101     friends, a beta pre-release for the Windows platform is now available
102     from our
103     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/dev/win/">download server</link>.
104     This is the first Windows version which includes a VST plugin version
105     of the sampler. The installer includes both, native 64 bit binaries and
106     32 bit binaries. The installer detects the system type and installs the
107     appropriate binaries automatically.
108     Please follow the ongoing discussion and development on our
109     <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=339">web forum</link>
110     and <link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=linuxsampler-devel">developers' mailing list</link>
111     to avoid known problems. Feedback appreciated!
112     </entry>
113 schoenebeck 1838 <entry date="2009-02-17">
114     Cheers Mac users! LinuxSampler is finally available as AudioUnit plugin!
115     It's still a work in progress, but you might already want to checkout
116     the experimental AU binary package of LinuxSampler, available from our
117     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/dev/mac/">download server</link>.
118     As this is still an early development version, please follow the ongoing
119     discussion and development on our
120 schoenebeck 1856 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=295">web forum</link>
121 schoenebeck 1838 and <link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=linuxsampler-devel">developers' mailing list</link>
122     to avoid known problems. Feedback appreciated!
123     </entry>
124 schoenebeck 1694 <entry date="2008-02-15">
125     We're happy to announce that the first freely available sample library
126     is now available on our downloads server. Thanks to Mats Helgesson for
127     giving us the permission to share his "Maestro Concert Grand v2" piano
128     library with you. You find the download link along with the library's
129     license informations and a demo track for prelistening on our
130     <link ref="instruments.html">instruments</link> site.
131     </entry>
132 schoenebeck 1674 <entry date="2008-02-07">
133     Added <link ref="debian.html">Debian Howto</link> to the documentation
134     site, describing how to cook Debian packages, optimized for your
135     specific machine. Get the maximum out of your box! (The
136 schoenebeck 1694 <link ref="debian.html#benchmark">"Benchmark"</link>
137 schoenebeck 1674 chapter might be interesting for users of other systems as well)
138     </entry>
139 schoenebeck 1647 <entry date="2008-01-23">
140     Due to popular demand we finally launched a forum for this project. The
141     place to be and share questions, stories and the latest gossip is
142 schoenebeck 1856 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org">bb.linuxsampler.org</link>
143 schoenebeck 1647 </entry>
144 schoenebeck 1619 <entry date="2008-01-03">
145     Hey Mac Users! We hope to give you a good way to start the new year
146     by announcing that LinuxSampler is now officially
147     available for OS X as well! You find an installer (disk image) of the
148     latest release of LinuxSampler and QSampler for OS X on our
149     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads site</link>.
150     Please note: gigedit is not yet available for Mac, we still need to do some
151     work on this. Same applies to JSampler unfortunately, because the required
152     Java version 1.6 is not officially available for Mac yet. Have a look
153     at the <link ref="osx.html">OS X HOWTO</link> for an easy start.
154     </entry>
155 schoenebeck 1597 <entry date="2007-12-26">
156     You tried out the young Windows version of LinuxSampler and encountered
157     problems? Check out the
158     <link ref="http://linuxsampler.org/windows.html#houston">Trouble
159     Shooting Section</link> of the LinuxSampler Windows HOWTO. It still
160     doesn't solve your problem? You can ask for help on our
161 schoenebeck 1598 <link ref="http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/linuxsampler-devel">
162     Mailing List
163 schoenebeck 1597 </link>. If you found bugs, please report them to our
164     <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">Bug Tracking System</link>.
165     </entry>
166 schoenebeck 1576 <entry date="2007-12-07">
167     Another strike:
168     <list>
169     <li>linuxsampler 0.5.1</li>
170     <li>jsampler 0.8a</li>
171     <li>qsampler 0.2.1</li>
172     <li>gigedit 0.1.1</li>
173     <li>libgig 3.2.1</li>
174     <li>jlscp 0.7a</li>
175     </list>
176     What do you expect from a sampler called LinuxSampler? Exactly: that it
177 schoenebeck 1578 <link ref="screenshots/win32_premiere.png">conquers the Windows
178     world</link>. This is the first official release of our applications for
179     the Windows platform, providing a convenient all-in-one installer tagged
180 schoenebeck 1576 "20071207". Supported drivers for this new system are so far: MME for
181     MIDI and ASIO for audio. Needless to say that there still might be
182 schoenebeck 1578 plenty of issues on Windows. Also note that the instruments database
183     feature is not ported yet. Have a look at the
184 schoenebeck 1576 <link ref="windows.html">Windows HOWTO</link> for a smooth start.
185     Beside this first Windows release, this is merely a bugfix release, i.e.
186     fixing a serious crash in LinuxSampler. Retrieving instrument names from
187 schoenebeck 1578 .gig files with the frontends is now much faster, so better keep that
188     option always on in QSampler from now on. With gigedit you can now edit
189 schoenebeck 1576 multiple (dimension) regions simultaniously. JSampler is finally able
190     to retrieve instrument names of instrument files and even remotely from
191 schoenebeck 1578 another machine, beside minor cosmetics like a total stream count
192     and volume displayed in dB, as well as couple bug fixes. QSampler gave
193     Qt3 an official funeral and is finally completely ported to Qt4. A lot
194     of the QSampler code base has changed due to this. So you still might
195     encounter bugs. Beside that the device management dialog received couple
196     of bug fixes.
197 schoenebeck 1576 </entry>
198 schoenebeck 1457 <entry date="2007-10-23">
199     As you might have noticed, we had issues with our linuxsampler.org DNS
200     names in the last two days, because it was dependent to a foreign server
201     out of our control. We just addressed this issue and finally completely
202     moved the DNS responsibility to our own servers to avoid this happening
203     again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!
204     </entry>
205 schoenebeck 1448 <entry date="2007-10-16">
206     A new release wave of the LinuxSampler family has arrived:
207     <list>
208     <li>linuxsampler 0.5.0</li>
209     <li>qsampler 0.1.5</li>
210     <li>jsampler 0.7a</li>
211     <li>gigedit 0.1.0</li>
212     <li>libgig 3.2.0</li>
213     <li>liblscp 0.5.5</li>
214     <li>jlscp 0.6a</li>
215     </list>
216     With our new instrument editor
217     <link ref="http://linuxsampler.org/screenshots/gigedit_0_0_3.png">gigedit</link>
218     we can finally modify existing, as well as create new Gigasampler format
219     instruments from scratch, which are not only accepted by LinuxSampler, but
220     also by Gigastudio. You can run gigedit as stand-alone application or
221     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/doc/gigedit/quickstart/gigedit_quickstart.html#live_editing">
222     "attached" to LinuxSampler</link>. The latter case allows you to play and edit
223     instruments at the same time, making all your modifications immediately
224     audible, without having to reload the instruments into the sampler. You can
225     simply edit instruments by selecting the respective sampler channel and
226     clicking on "Edit" (in QSampler as well as in JSampler). LinuxSampler now
227     provides a very powerful and easy MIDI program change mapping, which not
228     only allows you to define which instrument to load on which MIDI program
229     change number (and bank), it also allows further parameters like whether
230     the instrument shall be pre-cached or loaded only when needed (and likewise
231     freed when not needed). You can create arbitrary amount of effect sends for
232     each sampler channel, each having an arbitrary MIDI controller for
233     altering the effect send level in realtime and each one can flexible be routed to
234     some of the sampler's audio output channels, i.e. to a dedicated one for a
235     certain effect type (managing FX sends is yet only supported by JSampler,
236     not by QSampler yet). The new instruments database on sampler side allows
237     you to keep track even of largest instrument library collections. You can
238     order them in categories and search by various criteria (you can find this
239 iliev 1449 feature as "Instruments Database" in JSampler, it's not yet supported by QSampler).
240 schoenebeck 1448 Loading huge instruments may take a while, that's why the sampler now
241     allows to play an instrument while loading. That way you can i.e. play and
242     hold notes on the keyboard while loading a new instrument on the same
243     sampler channel at the same time.
244     </entry>
245 schoenebeck 1408 <entry date="2007-10-12">
246     libgig's home has moved to this server. It's new official home is now:
247     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/" />
248     Please update your links and bookmarks!
249     </entry>
250 iliev 1289 <entry date="2007-08-10">
251     <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.6a.tar.bz2">
252     JSampler 0.6a</link> has been released.
253     The <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/Fantasia-0.6a.jar">
254     Fantasia</link> distribution is now capable of controlling all features
255     available in LinuxSampler. See <link ref="screenshots/fantasia.png">screenshot</link>.
256     </entry>
257 schoenebeck 1268 <entry date="2007-05-24">
258     <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.5a.tar.bz2">
259     JSampler 0.5a</link> has been released, now with instruments database
260     support.
261     </entry>
262     <entry date="2007-05-04">
263     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">Qsampler</link> 0.1.4 has been
264     released. Almost another year has gone by.
265     </entry>
266     <entry date="2007-04-02">
267     JSampler 0.4a has been released. Read the
268     <link ref="jsampler/manual/html/jsampler.html">manual</link> for
269     installation instructions.
270     </entry>
271     <entry date="2007-03-24">
272     gigedit 0.0.3 has been released, a graphical instrument editor allowing
273     to edit existing Gigasampler format files as well as creating new ones
274     completely from scratch. Along comes a new release of libgig (3.1.1).
275     </entry>
276     <entry date="2006-11-24">
277     After a long, long development cycle LinuxSampler 0.4.0 has finally been
278     released.
279     </entry>
280     <entry date="2006-11-24">
281     libgig 3.1.0 has been released.
282     </entry>
283     <entry date="2006-08-07">
284     <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.3a.tar.bz2?download">
285     JSampler 0.3a</link> has been released.
286     <list>
287     <li>
288     Partially implemented a new view - Fantasia (graphic desing: Olivier
289     Boyer). Only channel manipulation for now.
290     </li>
291     <li>
292     More new features in JS Classic - Implemented an LS Console with
293     command autocompletion (using the Tab key), command history (using Up,
294     Down keys), command history search (Ctrl + R), command list search
295     (Ctrl + F), and more.
296     </li>
297     <li>
298     Implemented Orchestras (something like Bookmarks/Favorites for
299     instruments). Drag &amp; Drop support for instrument loading, adding an
300     instrument to orchestra and autocompleting an instrument loading
301     command in the LS Console.
302     </li>
303     </list>
304     </entry>
305     <entry date="2006-06-02">
306     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">Qsampler</link> 0.1.3 is now
307     available. It's been a long time isn't it?
308     </entry>
309     <entry date="2006-04-28">
310     libgig 3.0.0 has been released.
311     </entry>
312     <entry date="2006-03-16">
313     <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JS_Classic-0.2a.jar?download">
314     JS Classic 0.2a</link> has been released.
315     </entry>
316     <entry date="2005-12-22">
317     Major services (CVS, downloads, Bug Tracking System) were down in the last
318     days due to a hardware defect on one of our servers. CVS is finally up
319     again and we are working on restoring all other services in the next days
320     as well. We are also establishing further backup facilities to prevent this
321     happening again. Sorry for any inconvenience!
322     </entry>
323     <entry date="2005-11-24">
324     Latest <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">CVS version</link>
325 schoenebeck 1453 of <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/">
326 schoenebeck 1268 libgig</link> now allows to create and modify Gigasampler files
327     (<link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=9051147&amp;forum_id=12792">
328     read announcement</link>). Please let
329     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/developers.html">us</link>
330     know if you are interested in writing an instrument patch editor.
331     </entry>
332     <entry date="2005-10-10">
333     <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/js-classic.jar?download">
334     JS Classic 0.1a</link> has been released (the first distribution of the
335     <link ref="https://sourceforge.net/projects/jsampler/">JSampler</link>
336     project).
337     </entry>
338     <entry date="2005-08-16">
339     Due to ongoing synthesis optimizations, CVS version of LS might be broken
340     for a while. Please use the tarball release in the meantime.
341     </entry>
342     <entry date="2005-07-15">
343     LinuxSampler 0.3.3 has been released. Once again a bug fix release.
344     </entry>
345     <entry date="2005-06-24">
346     LinuxSampler 0.3.2 has been released. This is more or less just a bug fix
347     release. Just by coincidence, <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">
348     QSampler</link> 0.1.2 has also been thrown out.
349     </entry>
350     <entry date="2005-06-12">
351     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> 0.1.1 has been
352     released, after a few bugfixes and a new logo icon.
353     </entry>
354     <entry date="2005-05-25">
355     LinuxSampler 0.3.1, the first official release is finally out!
356     </entry>
357     <entry date="2005-05-23">
358     After some time laying around in the backyard,
359     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> 0.1.0 has
360     been released, now with the promised Audio and MIDI device configuration
361     interface. Enjoy!
362     </entry>
363     <entry date="2005-03-15">
364     Our bug tracking system is now online and available on
365     <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">bugs.linuxsampler.org</link>.
366     </entry>
367     <entry date="2005-03-04">
368     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link>,
369     the Qt GUI front-end in the works for the LinuxSampler engine, was bumped
370     to its now fifth primordial release (0.0.5). Still alpha code. Time to move
371     on... to a better and complete Audio/MIDI device configuration interface,
372     as predicted by LSCP and wrapped by liblscp.
373     </entry>
374     <entry date="2005-02-26">
375     Due to a design change, current LinuxSampler CVS version is quite unstable.
376     You might want to use the previous, stable version of LS in the meantime,
377     which can be downloaded as
378     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">source tarball
379     </link>. Alternatively you can also checkout the old version from CVS which
380     was tagged as "v0_2_0".
381     </entry>
382     <entry date="2004-11-19">
383     The Qt GUI front-end for the LinuxSampler engine has been updated: the 4th
384     alpha-release of
385     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> has been
386     released.
387     </entry>
388     <entry date="2004-11-13">
389     On monday (November, 15th) <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
390     cvs.linuxsampler.org</link> may be temporarily down due to maintenance work
391     around 13:00 UTC.
392     </entry>
393     <entry date="2004-07-06">
394     The third alpha-release of <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">
395     QSampler</link>, the Qt GUI front-end for the LinuxSampler engine, is now
396     publicly available.
397     </entry>
398     <entry date="2004-06-05">
399     Added a screenshot to the Screenshots page, instructions how to compile the
400     GUI are on the linked qsampler site.
401     </entry>
402     <entry date="2004-05-31">
403     On wednesday (June, 2nd) <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
404     cvs.linuxsampler.org</link> will be temporarily not available from 6:00 UTC
405     until 16:00 UTC due to construction works.
406     </entry>
407     <entry date="2004-05-24">
408     The CVS repository is now <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
409     browseable</link>.
410     </entry>
411     <entry date="2004-05-03">
412     We are currently in a transition stage due to the recent changes (multi
413     channel / multi engine / multi audio output device and multi MIDI input
414     device support) this also leads to multi problems we have to solve ;-) so
415     meanwhile you can use the old single channel version. We created the two
416     CVS alias tags 'singlechannel' and 'v0_1_0' which you can use to checkout
417     the old single channel version of LinuxSampler. The CVS command line is the
418     same except that you have to add '-r singlechannel'.
419     </entry>
420     <entry date="2004-03-26">
421     CVS root path has changed! See <link ref="downloads.html">downloads</link>
422     section for instructions how to checkout the latest version of LinuxSampler
423     from CVS.
424     </entry>
425     <entry date="2004-03-23">
426     Updated <link ref="features.html">features</link> section on this site,
427     hopefully we will keep the features list in sync with the latest
428     developments from now on.
429     </entry>
430     <entry date="2004-01-07">
431     The document for the network protocol definition is now available in the
432     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads</link>
433     section. Have a look at it if you can imagine to write a frontend for
434     LinuxSampler!
435     </entry>
436     <entry date="2003-11-08">
437     Added CVS log to this site, showing the latest commits to the LinuxSampler
438     CVS repository.
439     </entry>
440     <entry date="2003-11-02">
441     Lots of news for the Linuxsampler community. We've got a new site, new
442     domain and new code available in CVS. Check the
443     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads</link>
444     section for instructions. If you want to check it out, please keep in mind
445     that it might contain bugs, it might crash and that it's still lacking tons
446     of features. CVS is directed towards developers who would like to test
447     things and add code. Users should wait for a tarball release.
448     </entry>
449     </news>

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