[Ardour-Users] Ardour 2.7 released (now with public native OS X versions)

Ben Powers bennyp at out-of-order.ca
Sat Nov 22 13:25:35 PST 2008

Great release!
I love the faster, more responsive and more useful GTK engine! finally  
I can re-order plugins the quick way!

One issue,
Export Range Markers seems broken. Won't accept a destination, no  
matter what Is typed in the address bar, Ardour returns an error box  
saying "Choose a directory, files not allowed"

Great Work all involved,


On 23/02/5769, at 11:26, Paul Davis wrote:

> After a frenetic month getting things ready for the SAE version of
> Ardour, I am happy to announce the public release of Ardour 2.7. For
> the first time this includes public versions for OS X
>    Intel: http://releases.ardour.org/Ardour2-Intel-4225.zip
>    PPC: http://releases.ardour.org/Ardour2-PPC-4225.zip
> as well as our usual source tarball:
>   http://releases.ardour.org/ardour-2.7-4225.tar.bz2
> This release is dominated by dramatic improvements in OS
> X GUI performance and startup time, but it also contains a lot of
> significant bug fixes. However, somewhat to my surprise, Ardour also
> accumulated quite a lot of nice new features since 2.6.1 as you
> can see below.
>    Overall dramatic improvements in OS X GUI performance	
>    New action to rotate editor/mixer window stacking
>    New action to cycle through mouse modes
>    Plugin windows can now have keyboard focus locked to them
>    Add missing extensions to exported files based on selected file  
> type
>    Loop/Range ruler now visible by default
>    Default crossfade is now -3dB cut
>    Crossfade presets changed to include -6dB cut and two S-curves
>         (icons sadly not changed yet)
>    New support for Wiimote control (experimental, disabled by
>          default, and not possible on OS X)
>    Selected tracks are always visible when scrolling through with
>         select-next-track or select-previous-track
>    Skip non-active and hidden tracks with select-previous-track and
>              select-next-track
>    Several new tooltips all over the place and better tooltip colors
>    On OS X, Button2 can be emulated with Ctrl-Option-Button1
>    Busses are never auto-connected to physical inputs
>    Unmodified clicking in canvas rulers now sets playhead position,
>        similar to existing behaviour in the "real" rulers. Use Ctrl-
>        (Linux) or Command (OS X)-click/drag for new markers/ranges.
>    Crossfade-editor specific keybindings: space => play xfade,
>             left-arrow => play fade out,
>             ctrl-left-arrow => dry fade out,
>             right-arrow => play fade in,
>             ctrl-right-arrow => dry fade in
>    Drag-n-Drop from OS X Finder now more reliable but no longer
>        supports MP3 or AAC (will be reverted in the future)
>    Start position and Sync position clocks added popup region editor
>    Better stay-on-top behaviour for certain windows
>    LV2 port notification fix for GUI updating
>    New German translation
>    New post-export nag screen
>    Per-track OSC control of solo/mute/rec-enable and gain
>    Removed suggestion that users can save while disconnected from JACK
>    Corrected reversed handling of "show-editor-mixer" state on startup
>    Fixed crasher caused by changing gain with transport stopped &
>       panner bypassed
>    Correct reverse logic for making h/w monitoring available given
>       h/w capabilities
>    Fix confusing relabelling of plugin bypass button
>    Prevent double registration of ALSA sequencer ports
>    Correctly initialize JACK timeout parameter when starting JACK
>    Ignore triple-clicks on mute/solo/rec-enable button
>    Momentary solo/mute now works
>    Fix serious error when calculating interpolated Curve values
>       (will cause tiny, almost certainly undetectable changes in
>        automation and fade curves, but may also remove clicks)
>    Fix quoting in TOC files
>    wrap PBD::Thread... signals in a mutex to avoid crashing during
>        startup as multiple threads "emit" the signal
>    Make comboboxes a little bigger on X11
>    B|B|T clocks measuring duration now use zero-based values
>    New regions created by AudioFilters (Reverse/TimeFX/Transpose)
>          inherit all relevant settings of their ancestor
>    Fix for incorrect reading of fade out curve under a few
>          circumstances
>    Catch exceptions while loading AudioUnits
>    Correct some glitches with playhead motion when looping/reversing
>    Fix failure when opening a session by double-clicking the session
>          file icon (OS X)
>    Fix loss of "current dialog" tracking when exiting a dialog via a
>        button (could cause crash on next Ctrl-w)
>    Detect no-installed-JACK on OS X to avoid silent crashes for
>       new users
>   GTK/OSX patch now in SVN
>   Check build host for broken mutex-based glib atomic ops
>   Two versions of clearlooks now in SVN - older, for X11 (crisp!),
>       and newer for OS X (faster!)
> MASSIVE thanks to Nick Mainsbridge who, with the financial support of
> SAE and his own dedication to the cause, pulled off a minor miracle
> with OS X GUI performance, as well as many SAE-specific fixes and
> improvements.
> Other work and fixes: Sampo Savolainen, Don Fredricks, Krzysztof
> Foltman, Dave Robillard, and the plumber himself, Paul Davis
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