[Ardour-Dev] [Ardour-Users] many changes in 2.X SVN

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Fri Oct 2 15:45:14 PDT 2009

On 10/02/2009 12:24 PM, Paul Davis wrote:
> i spent a good part of today catching up on patches from the bug
> tracker and recent work done in the mixbus branch. these include:
> * LV2 patches from nedko to support log params and external GUI
> * visual state patch so that changing visual states with keys or menu
> always works
> * freesound mootcher patch (Freesound *might* work again)
> * libsndfile is now no longer included in the source tree. you need
> libsndfile 1.0.18 or later, preferably built with FLAC and Ogg/Vorbis
> support
> * FLAC&  Ogg/Vorbis import&  export now supported
> * better (less crashy) handling of catastrophes with JACK
> * handle LADSPA log parameters properly or at least better
> * improved I/O button labelling
> * edit group visibility maintained across session loads
> * splash window can be forced to behave with wacky WM's like ion3
> * about window is now a transient (floating) of the editor window
> * even stronger checks on naming a send the same as a track or bus
> this all adds up to a reasonable bit of sudden change, and is the end
> point for the now-imminent 2.8.3 release. i'd really appreciate it if
> a few of you could test out an svn build and check into a few of the
> features mentioned above, so that i can be sure that these patches at
> least do not break other stuff and at best actually work :)
> many thanks. i'd like to get 2.8.3 out early next week, so ...

Just a thought, but as there are less people using ardour2 on the users 
list wouldn't this message be better served by having a notification 
system built into the existing binary so that real actual users are able 
to get the message and test the update?

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd

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