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2     <news>
3 schoenebeck 3998 <entry date="2021-10-09">
4     Kolja Koch started work on <b>gigcreator</b>, a GUI application that
5     automatically creates a GigaStudio/Gigasampler (.gig) file from a
6     directory of .wav files as input.
7     You find the
8     <link ref="https://gitlab.com/koljakoch/gigcreator">gigcreator project on Gitlab</link>.
9     gigcreator was motivated by libgig's new <b>wav2gig</b> command line tool,
10     with the goal to be more user friendly than wav2gig.
11     </entry>
12 schoenebeck 3896 <entry date="2021-05-09">
13     LinuxSampler 2.2.0 had been released. There are a load of new features
14     packed into this release. See the
15     <link ref="http://doc.linuxsampler.org/Release_Notes/LinuxSampler_2_2_0/">release notes</link>
16     for details.
17     </entry>
18 schoenebeck 3606 <entry date="2019-09-17">
19     New <link ref="http://doc.linuxsampler.org/Instrument_Scripts/NKSP_Language/">NKSP</link>
20     core language features in the latest development version:
21     <link ref="http://doc.linuxsampler.org/Instrument_Scripts/NKSP_Language/Real_Numbers_Units_and_Finalness/">
22     Support for Real Numbers, Standard Units and Finalness ...
23     </link>
24     </entry>
25 schoenebeck 3545 <entry date="2019-07-27">
26     LinuxSampler 2.1.1 had been released. This is mainly a maintenance release.
27     See the
28 schoenebeck 3546 <link ref="http://doc.linuxsampler.org/Release_Notes/LinuxSampler_2_1_1/">release notes</link>
29 schoenebeck 3545 for details.
30     </entry>
31 schoenebeck 3499 <entry date="2019-03-10">
32     The <link ref="https://sourceforge.net/p/linuxsampler/mailman/message/36608653/">macOS Installer has been modernized</link>
33     e.g. using now Gtk 3 for Gigedit and Qt 5 for QSampler and a modern
34 schoenebeck 3500 C++11 capable compiler. Support for ancient PowerPC Macs and 32-bit Intel
35 schoenebeck 3499 Macs has been dropped for that reason. So all Mac snapshot builds starting
36     from today onwards will require a 64-bit Intel Mac with at least macOS 10.7 or
37     higher. If you still have one of those ancient Macs and can't find an old
38     snapshot build on our website that still works for your old Mac, then you may
39     write us on the
40     <link ref="https://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxsampler/lists/linuxsampler-devel">mailing list</link>.
41     </entry>
42 schoenebeck 3378 <entry date="2017-11-26">
43 schoenebeck 3379 LinuxSampler 2.1.0 had been released after two years of development.
44 schoenebeck 3378 Check the
45     <link ref="http://doc.linuxsampler.org/Release_Notes/LinuxSampler_2_1_0/">release notes</link>
46     for a detailed review of what's new with LinuxSampler and friends.
47     </entry>
48 schoenebeck 3320 <entry date="2017-07-20">
49     You are working with <link ref="http://muse-sequencer.org">MusE</link>?
50     Then Andrew Coughlan's <link ref="http://doc.linuxsampler.org/lscp2idf">lscp2idf scripts</link>
51     might help you to automatically extract MIDI instruments from LSCP files to
52 schoenebeck 3322 the MusE sequencer's IDF format, which can be helpful for patch changes
53 schoenebeck 3320 in that sequencer.
54     </entry>
55 schoenebeck 3113 <entry date="2017-03-05">
56     Services are back online. After reviewing the recent server incident we
57     came to the conclusion that the attack was fortunately quite limited.
58     We rolled back the system, closed the exploited security
59     hole and brought all services back online. In case you downloaded or updated any source files
60     from our <link ref="http://svn.linuxsampler.org">svn server</link>
61     between March 2nd and March 3rd, we recommend you to
62     delete the entire source directory and make an entire fresh checkout from
63     svn to avoid any issues. The svn server is now back at a clean state.
64     </entry>
65     <entry date="2017-03-03">
66     <b>Important notice:</b>
67     Our server had been compromised. For that reason we were forced to take most
68     services offline for now to protect you from accessing any compromised material.
69     We are currently investigating this incident and will update you accordingly.
70     </entry>
71 schoenebeck 2930 <entry date="2016-07-06">
72     <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org">Web Forum</link> and
73     <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">Bug Tracker</link>
74     are back online: As you might have noticed, our
75     <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org">Web Forum</link> as well as our
76     <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">Bug Tracker</link> were partly
77     unavailable for quite a while. It was possible to read them, but especially
78     registration of new user accounts were disabled (i.e. due to numerous
79     spam bot attacks we suffered in the past). Those issues have been
80     resolved and so both sites are back available and should now work entirely
81     as expected.
82     </entry>
83 schoenebeck 2906 <entry date="2016-05-04">
84 schoenebeck 2907 There is some progress regarding Gigedit's integrated
85 schoenebeck 2906 <link ref="http://doc.linuxsampler.org/Instrument_Scripts/NKSP_Language/">NKSP</link>
86     real-time instrument script editor. Check out the
87     <link ref="http://doc.linuxsampler.org/News/Instrument_Script_Editor_2016-05-04/">News Article ...</link>
88     </entry>
89 schoenebeck 2820 <entry date="2015-07-18">
90     LinuxSampler 2.0.0 had been released after six years of development!
91     Check the
92     <link ref="http://doc.linuxsampler.org/Release_Notes/LinuxSampler_2_0_0/">release notes</link>
93     for a detailed review of what's new with LinuxSampler and friends.
94     </entry>
95 schoenebeck 2770 <entry date="2015-06-11">
96 schoenebeck 2771 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/osx/snapshots/" img="gfx/logos/apple.png"></link>
97 schoenebeck 2770 The Mac installer was broken on latest OS X 10.10 Yosemite. This had been
98     fixed today. Get the latest
99     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/osx/snapshots/">snapshot for Mac</link>
100     with Yosemite support now.
101     </entry>
102 schoenebeck 2755 <entry date="2015-04-29">
103 schoenebeck 2757 <link ref="http://doc.linuxsampler.org" img="gfx/new_article.png"></link>
104 schoenebeck 2755 A new documentation site has been launched:
105     <link ref="http://doc.linuxsampler.org">http://doc.linuxsampler.org</link> -
106     This separate page dedicated to manuals, tutorials and other kind of
107     articles for the LinuxSampler project, is using a new solution to write
108     and maintain such articles with a minimum of effort. Be invited to help us
109     <link ref="http://doc.linuxsampler.org/Writing_Docs/">writing documentation</link>
110     for LinuxSampler and friends! As one of the first topics, this site is now
111     hosting an introduction to the new
112     <link ref="http://doc.linuxsampler.org/Instrument_Scripts/NKSP_Language/">NKSP Real-Time Instrument Script Language</link>.
113     The long-term plan is to move all documentation of this project from our www
114     server to that new site.
115     </entry>
116 schoenebeck 2713 <entry date="2015-01-18">
117     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/pix/screenshots/mac_installer_1.jpg" img="http://download.linuxsampler.org/pix/screenshots/mac_installer_1_240x169.jpg"></link>
118     For the Mac users out there: We finally have a convenient installer for the
119     OS X version of LinuxSampler. This is already integrated in our automatic
120     build system. So from now on all
121     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/osx/snapshots/">daily snapshot builds for Mac</link>
122     are automatically built with an installer. By default the installer will
123     install all components (LinuxSampler stand-alone application, VST and
124 schoenebeck 2714 Audio Unit plugin version of LinuxSampler, QSampler, Fantasia, GigEdit and
125 schoenebeck 2713 command line tools. At step "Installation Type" you can however also
126     override the default installation and select which components to install.
127     </entry>
128 schoenebeck 2655 <entry date="2014-06-19">
129     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/osx/snapshots/" img="gfx/logos/apple.png"></link>
130     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/osx/snapshots/">gigedit finally included with OS X snapshots!</link>
131     Due to the variety of third party library dependencies it took a while, but
132     finally "gigedit", our graphical instrument editor for Gigasampler /
133     GigaStudio files, is now included with the automatic binary snapshots builds
134     for Mac OS X. The automatic snapshot installers are automatically compiled
135     by one of our servers each time a developer commits something new to our
136     Subversion (development) server. You can use gigedit on Mac OS X as
137     stand-alone instrument editor as well as in live-mode while running
138     LinuxSampler. In the latter case your changes with gigedit get immediately
139     audible while playing the instrument on the keyboard at the same time.
140     </entry>
141 schoenebeck 2270 <entry date="2011-08-25">
142     <link ref="sfz/" img="gfx/logos/sfz.png"></link>
143     <link ref="sfz/">Added SFZ implementation status page.</link>
144     We are currently in the works to implement support for the SFZ format,
145     which is a powerful and open sample library format, already adopted by
146     many commercial samplers. Check our new SFZ status page to see which
147     aspects of the format are already supported by LinuxSampler, and which
148     ones are yet to be implemented.
149     </entry>
150 schoenebeck 2213 <entry date="2011-07-18">
151     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/osx/snapshots/" img="gfx/logos/apple.png"></link>
152     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/osx/snapshots/">Download the latest OS X snapshot of the sampler!</link>
153 persson 2214 Following our ongoing sympathy for automatic snapshots, we finally provide
154     automatic builds also for Apple OS X! As soon as some developer commits
155 schoenebeck 2213 something new to our Subversion server, a new binary snapshot for OS X will
156     automatically be available for download from our webserver within minutes.
157     The snapshot tbz2 archive file contains universal binaries
158 persson 2214 (PPC 32 bit, Intel 32 &amp; 64 bit) of the stand-alone version of the
159 schoenebeck 2213 sampler, VST and AU plugin version, and the graphical frontend applications
160     QSampler and Fantasia. Only our graphical instrument editor gigedit is not
161     yet part of the snapshots, it might follow at a later point. Please read
162     the README file in the tbz2 archive file for instructions how to install
163     everything on your Mac.
164     </entry>
165 schoenebeck 2180 <entry date="2011-06-05">
166     <link ref="http://svn.linuxsampler.org" img="gfx/logos/subversion.png"></link>
167     From now on, our source code is managed by a Subversion server. We
168     converted our existing CVS repository for the
169     <link ref="http://svn.linuxsampler.org">new Subversion server</link>, so
170     the complete history from the beginning of this project is also
171     available in this new Subversion repository. Our
172     <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">old CVS server, along with its web frontend</link>
173     is still available, however is now in read only mode, so no changes can be
174     commited to CVS anymore. On the downloads page you can find
175     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html#svn">instructions how
176     to download ("checkout") source code from our Subversion server.</link>
177     </entry>
178     <entry date="2011-06-05">
179     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org" img="gfx/sorryd.jpg"></link>
180     After a huge down time of almost one month, we decided to move to new, more
181     reliable servers. Thanks to the University of Heilbronn which kindly hosted
182     our servers for 8 years. We started to move the most important services to
183     a commercial server host, which will be financed by your donations. Sorry
184     for this long absence and thank you for your support!
185     </entry>
186 schoenebeck 2161 <entry date="2011-02-05">
187     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/win32/snapshots/" img="gfx/logos/windows.png"></link>
188     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/win32/snapshots/">Download the latest Windows snapshot of the sampler!</link>
189     Since we have to confess that we are a bit lazy about putting out official
190     releases, and since the latest official release of the sampler for Windows
191     is quite old, we decided to establish automatic builts of the sampler and
192     all other software components for Windows. As soon as some developer
193     commits something new to the CVS server for any of the project's software
194     components, a new snapshot binary for Windows will automatically built and
195 schoenebeck 2173 be available for download within few minutes. Sorry for neglecting you
196 schoenebeck 2161 Windows users out there for so long!
197     </entry>
198 schoenebeck 2159 <entry date="2011-01-23">
199     <link ref="nkitool/" img="nkitool/native-instruments-kontakt.png"></link>
200     In case you are working a lot on Native Instruments Kontakt instrument
201     files, or if you are just interested in the .nki file format, you might have
202     a look at <link ref="nkitool/">nkitool</link>. It is a simple console
203     application which allows to export and import the human readable XML file
204     from and to Native Instruments Kontakt .nki instrument articulation files.
205     It can be very handy to speedup or even automate the process of creating
206     and editing .nki instrument files.
207     </entry>
208 schoenebeck 2157 <entry date="2010-10-01">
209     <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>
210     LinuxSampler is featured in the october special issue of the "Computer Music"
211     magazine. It is available in English language in magazine stores around the
212     UK. This special issue focused on demonstrating the "best free software" for
213     music production on PC, Mac and mobile. LinuxSampler is covered along to four
214     other samplers, with an introduction howto on page 57. You can
215     <link ref="misc/press/computer_music_special_44_2010/cms_44_2010_article.jpg">read the full article here.</link>
216     </entry>
217 schoenebeck 2040 <entry date="2010-01-07">
218     The <link ref="reports/annual_report_2009.pdf">annual report of 2009</link>
219     with our financial situation is now online. Happy new year everybody!
220     </entry>
221 schoenebeck 2005 <entry date="2009-10-16">
222     Better a late than no announcement at all:
223     <list>
224     <li>linuxsampler 1.0.0</li>
225     <li>Fantasia 0.9</li>
226     <li>qsampler 0.2.2</li>
227     <li>gigedit 0.2.0</li>
228     <li>libgig 3.3.0</li>
229     <li>jlscp 0.8</li>
230     <li>liblscp 0.5.6</li>
231     </list>
232     This is the first release which allows the sampler to be used as audio
233     host plugin, namely supporting the standards VST, AU, DSSI and LV2. The
234     sampler's limits for max. voices &amp; disk streams can now be altered at
235     runtime by frontends, no need to recompile the sampler anymore. The Mac
236     version now also supports CoreAudio as audio driver. The Windows version
237     finally supports the sampler's instruments DB feature as well, however
238     expect it still to be unstable at this point. Along to the already
239     existing JACK audio driver, Jack MIDI support has been added in this
240     release. The sampler allows frontends now basic MIDI control, that is to
241     monitor incoming MIDI data on MIDI input devices and sampler channels and
242     to send note-on and note-off MIDI events to sampler channels, which
243     allows frontends to provide a virtual MIDI keyboard to the user. Besides
244     these major changes there were countless bugfixes and optimizations.
245     </entry>
246 schoenebeck 1905 <entry date="2009-05-12">
247     On the finish line to the upcoming next release of LinuxSampler and
248     friends, a beta pre-release for the Windows platform is now available
249     from our
250     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/dev/win/">download server</link>.
251     This is the first Windows version which includes a VST plugin version
252     of the sampler. The installer includes both, native 64 bit binaries and
253     32 bit binaries. The installer detects the system type and installs the
254     appropriate binaries automatically.
255     Please follow the ongoing discussion and development on our
256     <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=339">web forum</link>
257     and <link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=linuxsampler-devel">developers' mailing list</link>
258     to avoid known problems. Feedback appreciated!
259     </entry>
260 schoenebeck 1838 <entry date="2009-02-17">
261     Cheers Mac users! LinuxSampler is finally available as AudioUnit plugin!
262     It's still a work in progress, but you might already want to checkout
263     the experimental AU binary package of LinuxSampler, available from our
264     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/dev/mac/">download server</link>.
265     As this is still an early development version, please follow the ongoing
266     discussion and development on our
267 schoenebeck 1856 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=295">web forum</link>
268 schoenebeck 1838 and <link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=linuxsampler-devel">developers' mailing list</link>
269     to avoid known problems. Feedback appreciated!
270     </entry>
271 schoenebeck 1694 <entry date="2008-02-15">
272     We're happy to announce that the first freely available sample library
273     is now available on our downloads server. Thanks to Mats Helgesson for
274     giving us the permission to share his "Maestro Concert Grand v2" piano
275     library with you. You find the download link along with the library's
276     license informations and a demo track for prelistening on our
277     <link ref="instruments.html">instruments</link> site.
278     </entry>
279 schoenebeck 1674 <entry date="2008-02-07">
280     Added <link ref="debian.html">Debian Howto</link> to the documentation
281     site, describing how to cook Debian packages, optimized for your
282     specific machine. Get the maximum out of your box! (The
283 schoenebeck 1694 <link ref="debian.html#benchmark">"Benchmark"</link>
284 schoenebeck 1674 chapter might be interesting for users of other systems as well)
285     </entry>
286 schoenebeck 1647 <entry date="2008-01-23">
287     Due to popular demand we finally launched a forum for this project. The
288     place to be and share questions, stories and the latest gossip is
289 schoenebeck 1856 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org">bb.linuxsampler.org</link>
290 schoenebeck 1647 </entry>
291 schoenebeck 1619 <entry date="2008-01-03">
292     Hey Mac Users! We hope to give you a good way to start the new year
293     by announcing that LinuxSampler is now officially
294     available for OS X as well! You find an installer (disk image) of the
295     latest release of LinuxSampler and QSampler for OS X on our
296     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads site</link>.
297     Please note: gigedit is not yet available for Mac, we still need to do some
298     work on this. Same applies to JSampler unfortunately, because the required
299     Java version 1.6 is not officially available for Mac yet. Have a look
300     at the <link ref="osx.html">OS X HOWTO</link> for an easy start.
301     </entry>
302 schoenebeck 1597 <entry date="2007-12-26">
303     You tried out the young Windows version of LinuxSampler and encountered
304     problems? Check out the
305     <link ref="http://linuxsampler.org/windows.html#houston">Trouble
306     Shooting Section</link> of the LinuxSampler Windows HOWTO. It still
307     doesn't solve your problem? You can ask for help on our
308 schoenebeck 1598 <link ref="http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/linuxsampler-devel">
309     Mailing List
310 schoenebeck 1597 </link>. If you found bugs, please report them to our
311     <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">Bug Tracking System</link>.
312     </entry>
313 schoenebeck 1576 <entry date="2007-12-07">
314     Another strike:
315     <list>
316     <li>linuxsampler 0.5.1</li>
317     <li>jsampler 0.8a</li>
318     <li>qsampler 0.2.1</li>
319     <li>gigedit 0.1.1</li>
320     <li>libgig 3.2.1</li>
321     <li>jlscp 0.7a</li>
322     </list>
323     What do you expect from a sampler called LinuxSampler? Exactly: that it
324 schoenebeck 1578 <link ref="screenshots/win32_premiere.png">conquers the Windows
325     world</link>. This is the first official release of our applications for
326     the Windows platform, providing a convenient all-in-one installer tagged
327 schoenebeck 1576 "20071207". Supported drivers for this new system are so far: MME for
328     MIDI and ASIO for audio. Needless to say that there still might be
329 schoenebeck 1578 plenty of issues on Windows. Also note that the instruments database
330     feature is not ported yet. Have a look at the
331 schoenebeck 1576 <link ref="windows.html">Windows HOWTO</link> for a smooth start.
332     Beside this first Windows release, this is merely a bugfix release, i.e.
333     fixing a serious crash in LinuxSampler. Retrieving instrument names from
334 schoenebeck 1578 .gig files with the frontends is now much faster, so better keep that
335     option always on in QSampler from now on. With gigedit you can now edit
336 schoenebeck 1576 multiple (dimension) regions simultaniously. JSampler is finally able
337     to retrieve instrument names of instrument files and even remotely from
338 schoenebeck 1578 another machine, beside minor cosmetics like a total stream count
339     and volume displayed in dB, as well as couple bug fixes. QSampler gave
340     Qt3 an official funeral and is finally completely ported to Qt4. A lot
341     of the QSampler code base has changed due to this. So you still might
342     encounter bugs. Beside that the device management dialog received couple
343     of bug fixes.
344 schoenebeck 1576 </entry>
345 schoenebeck 1457 <entry date="2007-10-23">
346     As you might have noticed, we had issues with our linuxsampler.org DNS
347     names in the last two days, because it was dependent to a foreign server
348     out of our control. We just addressed this issue and finally completely
349     moved the DNS responsibility to our own servers to avoid this happening
350     again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!
351     </entry>
352 schoenebeck 1448 <entry date="2007-10-16">
353     A new release wave of the LinuxSampler family has arrived:
354     <list>
355     <li>linuxsampler 0.5.0</li>
356     <li>qsampler 0.1.5</li>
357     <li>jsampler 0.7a</li>
358     <li>gigedit 0.1.0</li>
359     <li>libgig 3.2.0</li>
360     <li>liblscp 0.5.5</li>
361     <li>jlscp 0.6a</li>
362     </list>
363     With our new instrument editor
364     <link ref="http://linuxsampler.org/screenshots/gigedit_0_0_3.png">gigedit</link>
365     we can finally modify existing, as well as create new Gigasampler format
366     instruments from scratch, which are not only accepted by LinuxSampler, but
367     also by Gigastudio. You can run gigedit as stand-alone application or
368     <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/doc/gigedit/quickstart/gigedit_quickstart.html#live_editing">
369     "attached" to LinuxSampler</link>. The latter case allows you to play and edit
370     instruments at the same time, making all your modifications immediately
371     audible, without having to reload the instruments into the sampler. You can
372     simply edit instruments by selecting the respective sampler channel and
373     clicking on "Edit" (in QSampler as well as in JSampler). LinuxSampler now
374     provides a very powerful and easy MIDI program change mapping, which not
375     only allows you to define which instrument to load on which MIDI program
376     change number (and bank), it also allows further parameters like whether
377     the instrument shall be pre-cached or loaded only when needed (and likewise
378     freed when not needed). You can create arbitrary amount of effect sends for
379     each sampler channel, each having an arbitrary MIDI controller for
380     altering the effect send level in realtime and each one can flexible be routed to
381     some of the sampler's audio output channels, i.e. to a dedicated one for a
382     certain effect type (managing FX sends is yet only supported by JSampler,
383     not by QSampler yet). The new instruments database on sampler side allows
384     you to keep track even of largest instrument library collections. You can
385     order them in categories and search by various criteria (you can find this
386 iliev 1449 feature as "Instruments Database" in JSampler, it's not yet supported by QSampler).
387 schoenebeck 1448 Loading huge instruments may take a while, that's why the sampler now
388     allows to play an instrument while loading. That way you can i.e. play and
389     hold notes on the keyboard while loading a new instrument on the same
390     sampler channel at the same time.
391     </entry>
392 schoenebeck 1408 <entry date="2007-10-12">
393     libgig's home has moved to this server. It's new official home is now:
394     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/" />
395     Please update your links and bookmarks!
396     </entry>
397 iliev 1289 <entry date="2007-08-10">
398     <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.6a.tar.bz2">
399     JSampler 0.6a</link> has been released.
400     The <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/Fantasia-0.6a.jar">
401     Fantasia</link> distribution is now capable of controlling all features
402     available in LinuxSampler. See <link ref="screenshots/fantasia.png">screenshot</link>.
403     </entry>
404 schoenebeck 1268 <entry date="2007-05-24">
405     <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.5a.tar.bz2">
406     JSampler 0.5a</link> has been released, now with instruments database
407     support.
408     </entry>
409     <entry date="2007-05-04">
410     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">Qsampler</link> 0.1.4 has been
411     released. Almost another year has gone by.
412     </entry>
413     <entry date="2007-04-02">
414     JSampler 0.4a has been released. Read the
415     <link ref="jsampler/manual/html/jsampler.html">manual</link> for
416     installation instructions.
417     </entry>
418     <entry date="2007-03-24">
419     gigedit 0.0.3 has been released, a graphical instrument editor allowing
420     to edit existing Gigasampler format files as well as creating new ones
421     completely from scratch. Along comes a new release of libgig (3.1.1).
422     </entry>
423     <entry date="2006-11-24">
424     After a long, long development cycle LinuxSampler 0.4.0 has finally been
425     released.
426     </entry>
427     <entry date="2006-11-24">
428     libgig 3.1.0 has been released.
429     </entry>
430     <entry date="2006-08-07">
431     <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.3a.tar.bz2?download">
432     JSampler 0.3a</link> has been released.
433     <list>
434     <li>
435     Partially implemented a new view - Fantasia (graphic desing: Olivier
436     Boyer). Only channel manipulation for now.
437     </li>
438     <li>
439     More new features in JS Classic - Implemented an LS Console with
440     command autocompletion (using the Tab key), command history (using Up,
441     Down keys), command history search (Ctrl + R), command list search
442     (Ctrl + F), and more.
443     </li>
444     <li>
445     Implemented Orchestras (something like Bookmarks/Favorites for
446     instruments). Drag &amp; Drop support for instrument loading, adding an
447     instrument to orchestra and autocompleting an instrument loading
448     command in the LS Console.
449     </li>
450     </list>
451     </entry>
452     <entry date="2006-06-02">
453     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">Qsampler</link> 0.1.3 is now
454     available. It's been a long time isn't it?
455     </entry>
456     <entry date="2006-04-28">
457     libgig 3.0.0 has been released.
458     </entry>
459     <entry date="2006-03-16">
460     <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JS_Classic-0.2a.jar?download">
461     JS Classic 0.2a</link> has been released.
462     </entry>
463     <entry date="2005-12-22">
464     Major services (CVS, downloads, Bug Tracking System) were down in the last
465     days due to a hardware defect on one of our servers. CVS is finally up
466     again and we are working on restoring all other services in the next days
467     as well. We are also establishing further backup facilities to prevent this
468     happening again. Sorry for any inconvenience!
469     </entry>
470     <entry date="2005-11-24">
471     Latest <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">CVS version</link>
472 schoenebeck 1453 of <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/">
473 schoenebeck 1268 libgig</link> now allows to create and modify Gigasampler files
474     (<link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=9051147&amp;forum_id=12792">
475     read announcement</link>). Please let
476     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/developers.html">us</link>
477     know if you are interested in writing an instrument patch editor.
478     </entry>
479     <entry date="2005-10-10">
480     <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/js-classic.jar?download">
481     JS Classic 0.1a</link> has been released (the first distribution of the
482     <link ref="https://sourceforge.net/projects/jsampler/">JSampler</link>
483     project).
484     </entry>
485     <entry date="2005-08-16">
486     Due to ongoing synthesis optimizations, CVS version of LS might be broken
487     for a while. Please use the tarball release in the meantime.
488     </entry>
489     <entry date="2005-07-15">
490     LinuxSampler 0.3.3 has been released. Once again a bug fix release.
491     </entry>
492     <entry date="2005-06-24">
493     LinuxSampler 0.3.2 has been released. This is more or less just a bug fix
494     release. Just by coincidence, <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">
495     QSampler</link> 0.1.2 has also been thrown out.
496     </entry>
497     <entry date="2005-06-12">
498     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> 0.1.1 has been
499     released, after a few bugfixes and a new logo icon.
500     </entry>
501     <entry date="2005-05-25">
502     LinuxSampler 0.3.1, the first official release is finally out!
503     </entry>
504     <entry date="2005-05-23">
505     After some time laying around in the backyard,
506     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> 0.1.0 has
507     been released, now with the promised Audio and MIDI device configuration
508     interface. Enjoy!
509     </entry>
510     <entry date="2005-03-15">
511     Our bug tracking system is now online and available on
512     <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">bugs.linuxsampler.org</link>.
513     </entry>
514     <entry date="2005-03-04">
515     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link>,
516     the Qt GUI front-end in the works for the LinuxSampler engine, was bumped
517     to its now fifth primordial release (0.0.5). Still alpha code. Time to move
518     on... to a better and complete Audio/MIDI device configuration interface,
519     as predicted by LSCP and wrapped by liblscp.
520     </entry>
521     <entry date="2005-02-26">
522     Due to a design change, current LinuxSampler CVS version is quite unstable.
523     You might want to use the previous, stable version of LS in the meantime,
524     which can be downloaded as
525     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">source tarball
526     </link>. Alternatively you can also checkout the old version from CVS which
527     was tagged as "v0_2_0".
528     </entry>
529     <entry date="2004-11-19">
530     The Qt GUI front-end for the LinuxSampler engine has been updated: the 4th
531     alpha-release of
532     <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> has been
533     released.
534     </entry>
535     <entry date="2004-11-13">
536     On monday (November, 15th) <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
537     cvs.linuxsampler.org</link> may be temporarily down due to maintenance work
538     around 13:00 UTC.
539     </entry>
540     <entry date="2004-07-06">
541     The third alpha-release of <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">
542     QSampler</link>, the Qt GUI front-end for the LinuxSampler engine, is now
543     publicly available.
544     </entry>
545     <entry date="2004-06-05">
546     Added a screenshot to the Screenshots page, instructions how to compile the
547     GUI are on the linked qsampler site.
548     </entry>
549     <entry date="2004-05-31">
550     On wednesday (June, 2nd) <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
551     cvs.linuxsampler.org</link> will be temporarily not available from 6:00 UTC
552     until 16:00 UTC due to construction works.
553     </entry>
554     <entry date="2004-05-24">
555     The CVS repository is now <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
556     browseable</link>.
557     </entry>
558     <entry date="2004-05-03">
559     We are currently in a transition stage due to the recent changes (multi
560     channel / multi engine / multi audio output device and multi MIDI input
561     device support) this also leads to multi problems we have to solve ;-) so
562     meanwhile you can use the old single channel version. We created the two
563     CVS alias tags 'singlechannel' and 'v0_1_0' which you can use to checkout
564     the old single channel version of LinuxSampler. The CVS command line is the
565     same except that you have to add '-r singlechannel'.
566     </entry>
567     <entry date="2004-03-26">
568     CVS root path has changed! See <link ref="downloads.html">downloads</link>
569     section for instructions how to checkout the latest version of LinuxSampler
570     from CVS.
571     </entry>
572     <entry date="2004-03-23">
573     Updated <link ref="features.html">features</link> section on this site,
574     hopefully we will keep the features list in sync with the latest
575     developments from now on.
576     </entry>
577     <entry date="2004-01-07">
578     The document for the network protocol definition is now available in the
579     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads</link>
580     section. Have a look at it if you can imagine to write a frontend for
581     LinuxSampler!
582     </entry>
583     <entry date="2003-11-08">
584     Added CVS log to this site, showing the latest commits to the LinuxSampler
585     CVS repository.
586     </entry>
587     <entry date="2003-11-02">
588     Lots of news for the Linuxsampler community. We've got a new site, new
589     domain and new code available in CVS. Check the
590     <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads</link>
591     section for instructions. If you want to check it out, please keep in mind
592     that it might contain bugs, it might crash and that it's still lacking tons
593     of features. CVS is directed towards developers who would like to test
594     things and add code. Users should wait for a tarball release.
595     </entry>
596     </news>

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