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

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