[Ardour-Dev] session migration 2.x -> 3.x and current 3.x session format

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Wed Sep 22 11:15:17 PDT 2010

Hey Paul,

Thanks for your prompt answer.

On 09/22/10 20:03, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 1:54 PM, Robin Gareus <robin at gareus.org> wrote:
>> Hello *,
>> How frozen is the current (r7832) ardour3 session format?
> there is one possible change scheduled before its declared frozen. it
> will cover automation data.

Bummer. Will it be [easily] possible to migrate older 3.X sessions?

>> In a message on this list from Nov 19, 2008 Paul Davis wrote:
>> "3.0 will open most 2.0 files but the reverse will never be true."
>> Is that 'most' quantifiable? fi. known issues or edge-cases that won't
>> be fixed in a foreseeable time-frame.
>> I realize that a definitive answer is impossible, but an educated guess
>> would be nice.
> this is an area where experimental science is required. we don't
> believe that there are features of 2.X that we missed, but we suspect
> there are.

There's http://tracker.ardour.org/view.php?id=3436 and a few similar
known issues.

> carl has been extraordinarily active in fixing reported problems (via
> mantis) with 2.X session loading, with occasional help from myself and
> lincoln spiteri.

Indeed, I'm amazed at the pace of A3 SVN updates. keep up the great work


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