[Ardour-Dev] Status of Artour 6? Ready for the fearless testers?

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Wed Sep 12 08:11:29 PDT 2018

Hi Joern,

On 09/12/2018 05:03 PM, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> Hi guys,
> a while ago, people like me who used to follow Ardour git master for
> daily work were advised to step back and stick to 5.x while the dust
> settles on Ardour 6...

We have not even started to stir the large dust-cloud. The big
topic-branches have not yet been merged.

> Now my question is this: does it make sense at this point to move back
> to git master for non-critical studio work (i.e. the client is not in
> the room, and if it crashes, nobody will know), and the deadlines are
> not deadly.
> I'm prepared to encounter the occasional rough edge and maybe help shake
> things out. I would like to avoid massive loss of work and data when
> it's already known that it's more likely to happen than not, and I would
> hate to work on a session for days only to find that a subsequent change
> to the session file format renders it unusable without easy workarounds
> (manual XML editing would be ok).

That is still the case. The session-file-format is not frozen.

So while you may toy with Ardour6, be aware that sessions you create or
load today may or may not load in the future.


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