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1 <?xml version='1.0' ?>
2 <news>
3 <entry date="2007-12-26">
4 You tried out the young Windows version of LinuxSampler and encountered
5 problems? Check out the
6 <link ref="http://linuxsampler.org/windows.html#houston">Trouble
7 Shooting Section</link> of the LinuxSampler Windows HOWTO. It still
8 doesn't solve your problem? You can ask for help on our
9 <link ref="http://linuxsampler.org/windows.html#houston">Mailing List
10 </link>. If you found bugs, please report them to our
11 <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">Bug Tracking System</link>.
12 </entry>
13 <entry date="2007-12-07">
14 Another strike:
15 <list>
16 <li>linuxsampler 0.5.1</li>
17 <li>jsampler 0.8a</li>
18 <li>qsampler 0.2.1</li>
19 <li>gigedit 0.1.1</li>
20 <li>libgig 3.2.1</li>
21 <li>jlscp 0.7a</li>
22 </list>
23 What do you expect from a sampler called LinuxSampler? Exactly: that it
24 <link ref="screenshots/win32_premiere.png">conquers the Windows
25 world</link>. This is the first official release of our applications for
26 the Windows platform, providing a convenient all-in-one installer tagged
27 "20071207". Supported drivers for this new system are so far: MME for
28 MIDI and ASIO for audio. Needless to say that there still might be
29 plenty of issues on Windows. Also note that the instruments database
30 feature is not ported yet. Have a look at the
31 <link ref="windows.html">Windows HOWTO</link> for a smooth start.
32 Beside this first Windows release, this is merely a bugfix release, i.e.
33 fixing a serious crash in LinuxSampler. Retrieving instrument names from
34 .gig files with the frontends is now much faster, so better keep that
35 option always on in QSampler from now on. With gigedit you can now edit
36 multiple (dimension) regions simultaniously. JSampler is finally able
37 to retrieve instrument names of instrument files and even remotely from
38 another machine, beside minor cosmetics like a total stream count
39 and volume displayed in dB, as well as couple bug fixes. QSampler gave
40 Qt3 an official funeral and is finally completely ported to Qt4. A lot
41 of the QSampler code base has changed due to this. So you still might
42 encounter bugs. Beside that the device management dialog received couple
43 of bug fixes.
44 </entry>
45 <entry date="2007-10-23">
46 As you might have noticed, we had issues with our linuxsampler.org DNS
47 names in the last two days, because it was dependent to a foreign server
48 out of our control. We just addressed this issue and finally completely
49 moved the DNS responsibility to our own servers to avoid this happening
50 again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!
51 </entry>
52 <entry date="2007-10-16">
53 A new release wave of the LinuxSampler family has arrived:
54 <list>
55 <li>linuxsampler 0.5.0</li>
56 <li>qsampler 0.1.5</li>
57 <li>jsampler 0.7a</li>
58 <li>gigedit 0.1.0</li>
59 <li>libgig 3.2.0</li>
60 <li>liblscp 0.5.5</li>
61 <li>jlscp 0.6a</li>
62 </list>
63 With our new instrument editor
64 <link ref="http://linuxsampler.org/screenshots/gigedit_0_0_3.png">gigedit</link>
65 we can finally modify existing, as well as create new Gigasampler format
66 instruments from scratch, which are not only accepted by LinuxSampler, but
67 also by Gigastudio. You can run gigedit as stand-alone application or
68 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/doc/gigedit/quickstart/gigedit_quickstart.html#live_editing">
69 "attached" to LinuxSampler</link>. The latter case allows you to play and edit
70 instruments at the same time, making all your modifications immediately
71 audible, without having to reload the instruments into the sampler. You can
72 simply edit instruments by selecting the respective sampler channel and
73 clicking on "Edit" (in QSampler as well as in JSampler). LinuxSampler now
74 provides a very powerful and easy MIDI program change mapping, which not
75 only allows you to define which instrument to load on which MIDI program
76 change number (and bank), it also allows further parameters like whether
77 the instrument shall be pre-cached or loaded only when needed (and likewise
78 freed when not needed). You can create arbitrary amount of effect sends for
79 each sampler channel, each having an arbitrary MIDI controller for
80 altering the effect send level in realtime and each one can flexible be routed to
81 some of the sampler's audio output channels, i.e. to a dedicated one for a
82 certain effect type (managing FX sends is yet only supported by JSampler,
83 not by QSampler yet). The new instruments database on sampler side allows
84 you to keep track even of largest instrument library collections. You can
85 order them in categories and search by various criteria (you can find this
86 feature as "Instruments Database" in JSampler, it's not yet supported by QSampler).
87 Loading huge instruments may take a while, that's why the sampler now
88 allows to play an instrument while loading. That way you can i.e. play and
89 hold notes on the keyboard while loading a new instrument on the same
90 sampler channel at the same time.
91 </entry>
92 <entry date="2007-10-12">
93 libgig's home has moved to this server. It's new official home is now:
94 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/" />
95 Please update your links and bookmarks!
96 </entry>
97 <entry date="2007-08-10">
98 <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.6a.tar.bz2">
99 JSampler 0.6a</link> has been released.
100 The <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/Fantasia-0.6a.jar">
101 Fantasia</link> distribution is now capable of controlling all features
102 available in LinuxSampler. See <link ref="screenshots/fantasia.png">screenshot</link>.
103 </entry>
104 <entry date="2007-05-24">
105 <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.5a.tar.bz2">
106 JSampler 0.5a</link> has been released, now with instruments database
107 support.
108 </entry>
109 <entry date="2007-05-04">
110 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">Qsampler</link> 0.1.4 has been
111 released. Almost another year has gone by.
112 </entry>
113 <entry date="2007-04-02">
114 JSampler 0.4a has been released. Read the
115 <link ref="jsampler/manual/html/jsampler.html">manual</link> for
116 installation instructions.
117 </entry>
118 <entry date="2007-03-24">
119 gigedit 0.0.3 has been released, a graphical instrument editor allowing
120 to edit existing Gigasampler format files as well as creating new ones
121 completely from scratch. Along comes a new release of libgig (3.1.1).
122 </entry>
123 <entry date="2006-11-24">
124 After a long, long development cycle LinuxSampler 0.4.0 has finally been
125 released.
126 </entry>
127 <entry date="2006-11-24">
128 libgig 3.1.0 has been released.
129 </entry>
130 <entry date="2006-08-07">
131 <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.3a.tar.bz2?download">
132 JSampler 0.3a</link> has been released.
133 <list>
134 <li>
135 Partially implemented a new view - Fantasia (graphic desing: Olivier
136 Boyer). Only channel manipulation for now.
137 </li>
138 <li>
139 More new features in JS Classic - Implemented an LS Console with
140 command autocompletion (using the Tab key), command history (using Up,
141 Down keys), command history search (Ctrl + R), command list search
142 (Ctrl + F), and more.
143 </li>
144 <li>
145 Implemented Orchestras (something like Bookmarks/Favorites for
146 instruments). Drag &amp; Drop support for instrument loading, adding an
147 instrument to orchestra and autocompleting an instrument loading
148 command in the LS Console.
149 </li>
150 </list>
151 </entry>
152 <entry date="2006-06-02">
153 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">Qsampler</link> 0.1.3 is now
154 available. It's been a long time isn't it?
155 </entry>
156 <entry date="2006-04-28">
157 libgig 3.0.0 has been released.
158 </entry>
159 <entry date="2006-03-16">
160 <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JS_Classic-0.2a.jar?download">
161 JS Classic 0.2a</link> has been released.
162 </entry>
163 <entry date="2005-12-22">
164 Major services (CVS, downloads, Bug Tracking System) were down in the last
165 days due to a hardware defect on one of our servers. CVS is finally up
166 again and we are working on restoring all other services in the next days
167 as well. We are also establishing further backup facilities to prevent this
168 happening again. Sorry for any inconvenience!
169 </entry>
170 <entry date="2005-11-24">
171 Latest <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">CVS version</link>
172 of <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/">
173 libgig</link> now allows to create and modify Gigasampler files
174 (<link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=9051147&amp;forum_id=12792">
175 read announcement</link>). Please let
176 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/developers.html">us</link>
177 know if you are interested in writing an instrument patch editor.
178 </entry>
179 <entry date="2005-10-10">
180 <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/js-classic.jar?download">
181 JS Classic 0.1a</link> has been released (the first distribution of the
182 <link ref="https://sourceforge.net/projects/jsampler/">JSampler</link>
183 project).
184 </entry>
185 <entry date="2005-08-16">
186 Due to ongoing synthesis optimizations, CVS version of LS might be broken
187 for a while. Please use the tarball release in the meantime.
188 </entry>
189 <entry date="2005-07-15">
190 LinuxSampler 0.3.3 has been released. Once again a bug fix release.
191 </entry>
192 <entry date="2005-06-24">
193 LinuxSampler 0.3.2 has been released. This is more or less just a bug fix
194 release. Just by coincidence, <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">
195 QSampler</link> 0.1.2 has also been thrown out.
196 </entry>
197 <entry date="2005-06-12">
198 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> 0.1.1 has been
199 released, after a few bugfixes and a new logo icon.
200 </entry>
201 <entry date="2005-05-25">
202 LinuxSampler 0.3.1, the first official release is finally out!
203 </entry>
204 <entry date="2005-05-23">
205 After some time laying around in the backyard,
206 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> 0.1.0 has
207 been released, now with the promised Audio and MIDI device configuration
208 interface. Enjoy!
209 </entry>
210 <entry date="2005-03-15">
211 Our bug tracking system is now online and available on
212 <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">bugs.linuxsampler.org</link>.
213 </entry>
214 <entry date="2005-03-04">
215 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link>,
216 the Qt GUI front-end in the works for the LinuxSampler engine, was bumped
217 to its now fifth primordial release (0.0.5). Still alpha code. Time to move
218 on... to a better and complete Audio/MIDI device configuration interface,
219 as predicted by LSCP and wrapped by liblscp.
220 </entry>
221 <entry date="2005-02-26">
222 Due to a design change, current LinuxSampler CVS version is quite unstable.
223 You might want to use the previous, stable version of LS in the meantime,
224 which can be downloaded as
225 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">source tarball
226 </link>. Alternatively you can also checkout the old version from CVS which
227 was tagged as "v0_2_0".
228 </entry>
229 <entry date="2004-11-19">
230 The Qt GUI front-end for the LinuxSampler engine has been updated: the 4th
231 alpha-release of
232 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> has been
233 released.
234 </entry>
235 <entry date="2004-11-13">
236 On monday (November, 15th) <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
237 cvs.linuxsampler.org</link> may be temporarily down due to maintenance work
238 around 13:00 UTC.
239 </entry>
240 <entry date="2004-07-06">
241 The third alpha-release of <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">
242 QSampler</link>, the Qt GUI front-end for the LinuxSampler engine, is now
243 publicly available.
244 </entry>
245 <entry date="2004-06-05">
246 Added a screenshot to the Screenshots page, instructions how to compile the
247 GUI are on the linked qsampler site.
248 </entry>
249 <entry date="2004-05-31">
250 On wednesday (June, 2nd) <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
251 cvs.linuxsampler.org</link> will be temporarily not available from 6:00 UTC
252 until 16:00 UTC due to construction works.
253 </entry>
254 <entry date="2004-05-24">
255 The CVS repository is now <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
256 browseable</link>.
257 </entry>
258 <entry date="2004-05-03">
259 We are currently in a transition stage due to the recent changes (multi
260 channel / multi engine / multi audio output device and multi MIDI input
261 device support) this also leads to multi problems we have to solve ;-) so
262 meanwhile you can use the old single channel version. We created the two
263 CVS alias tags 'singlechannel' and 'v0_1_0' which you can use to checkout
264 the old single channel version of LinuxSampler. The CVS command line is the
265 same except that you have to add '-r singlechannel'.
266 </entry>
267 <entry date="2004-03-26">
268 CVS root path has changed! See <link ref="downloads.html">downloads</link>
269 section for instructions how to checkout the latest version of LinuxSampler
270 from CVS.
271 </entry>
272 <entry date="2004-03-23">
273 Updated <link ref="features.html">features</link> section on this site,
274 hopefully we will keep the features list in sync with the latest
275 developments from now on.
276 </entry>
277 <entry date="2004-01-07">
278 The document for the network protocol definition is now available in the
279 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads</link>
280 section. Have a look at it if you can imagine to write a frontend for
281 LinuxSampler!
282 </entry>
283 <entry date="2003-11-08">
284 Added CVS log to this site, showing the latest commits to the LinuxSampler
285 CVS repository.
286 </entry>
287 <entry date="2003-11-02">
288 Lots of news for the Linuxsampler community. We've got a new site, new
289 domain and new code available in CVS. Check the
290 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads</link>
291 section for instructions. If you want to check it out, please keep in mind
292 that it might contain bugs, it might crash and that it's still lacking tons
293 of features. CVS is directed towards developers who would like to test
294 things and add code. Users should wait for a tarball release.
295 </entry>
296 </news>

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