[Ardour-Users] Ardour 2.8.9 released

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Jun 2 10:44:40 PDT 2010

Just a couple of days since 2.8.8, and Ardour 2.8.9 is available from

Why? It turned out that the infamous mute bug (which caused the mute
button to do nothing) was actually not fixed in 2.8.8 (or prior
versions where this has been claimed). This has been one of the worst
regressions of recent versions of Ardour, and I mistakenly blamed
packagers and distributions for it. Thankfully ardour.org member
the_CLA spent time with me on IRC and we finally proved to my
satisfaction that the bug was really in Ardour. Its now fixed,
hopefully forever.

In addition, a new Ardour user on OS X pointed out two rather
unfortunate problems that have now been fixed:

    * If a plugin has existing presets, the preset selector in the
plugin editor window would steal key events, possibly causing an
unintentional (and unrecoverable) reset of the plugin state (very
    * All canvas items except for the text used to label and regions
could have their color adjusted. These two exceptions have now been
added to the set of things that can be tweaked by, for example, a
color-blind user, or someone who just wants dark colors for tracks and
white text on region names.

Many thanks to the_CLA and Maurits Lamers for patiently getting me to
understand these 3 bugs.

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