[Ardour-Dev] Ardour 4.0 rc3

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sat Apr 11 08:00:21 PDT 2015

There was a bug that hid the existence of the translations for the GUI part
of the program (by far the largest source of possible translations). I've
just pushed a change to fix this, so it will be in the next nightly build.
The translations were included and packaged correctly, but the program was
looking for them with a name reflecting the old version of Ardour, not the
new one.

On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 11:10 AM, Benjamin Scherrer <
benjamin at wagnerbrutal.de> wrote:

> Great news!
> Right now, A4 installs without the (German) translation on my Linux
> machine. In Windows, the translation gets installed, but there are some
> problems with text justification (looks ugly at the opening dialog, but
> this might only be in the German language file)
> Besides that, has the translation mechanism changed since 3.0? I
> contributed to the German translation but haven't had the time to catch up.
> There are quite some things missing and I'd like to get this done before
> the 4.0 release. Maybe this weekend...
> Best
> Benjamin
> Am 10.04.2015 um 15:11 schrieb Paul Davis:
>> A release candidate for the upcoming version 4.0 is now available on the
>> nightly site at
>>                 http://nightly.ardour.org/
>> This message isn't going to describe all the changes in 4.0 - that will
>> wait for the official release - but we would like to ask more people to
>> check out this build and verify that we didn't miss anything really
>> obvious.
>> A few quick points:
>>      * Yes, you can parallel install this as usual, along side any other
>> version of Ardour, whether
>>            it came from ardour.org or anywhere else.
>>       * There are builds for Linux, OS X and Windows
>>       * Only subscribers get access to the full, unrestricted binaries.
>>       * The free binaries have a different limitation than we've used in
>> the
>> past. They now
>>             will save + restore plugin state normally, but they will go
>> silent after 10 minutes.
>>             You can ask for 5 minutes more, and so on. We made this change
>> to avoid
>>             people accidentally destroying valuable plugin settings while
>> testing the latest
>>             build to check for bug fixes.
>>       * Version 4 will not use the same configuration/preferences folder
>> as
>> Version 3. It will offer
>>             to copy all relevant files from an Ardour 3.x
>> configuration/preferences folder when it
>>             starts up. If you decide to copy them, you'll have to restart
>> Ardour immediately after
>>             that.
>>       * As usual, there is no support for the Windows builds
>> If you test 4.0-rc3 with existing sessions, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make a
>> backup copy of the session first. We don't know of any remaining problems
>> when loading existing sessions, but we don't want our wonderful testers to
>> lose any important work. Your testing will help ensure that our conclusion
>> that 4.0 is ready is really correct.
>> It would be really great if more people could give 4.0-rc3 a spin and
>> verify that it installs and runs for them. We hope to release Ardour 4.0
>> in
>> a couple of days if there are no major issues reported.
>> thanks,
>> --p
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