[Ardour-Users] Ardour 3.0 alpha 4 released

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Apr 4 19:20:33 PDT 2011

Ardour 3.0 alpha 4 is here with a mixture of bug and packaging fixes.
Pick up the packages:

    * Linux, 32 bit: http://ardour.org/files/Ardour_32bit-3.0alpha4-9292-dbg.tar
    * Linux, 64 bit:

Changes since alpha3

    * Include MIDI maps in the packaging and make them accessible
    * Include export presets and formats, and make them accessible
    * Fix two existing MIDI maps for XML errors
    * Fix major bug with MIDI data handling that led to no playback
after sufficient notes were played
    * When running on a smaller screen, hide autoplay, autoinput,
click and autoreturn buttons, and move nudge clock up to transport
lock level (all hidden controls are still accessible via the Transport
    * Fix mis-interpretation of plugin parameters marked as being
sample-rate dependent - allows correct control of the parameters as
well as save/restore of these values.
    * New russian translation
    * Implement latest revision of LV2 "persist" extension for plugin
state save/restore
    * Implement new LV2 "files" extension for plugins that need to
store info about files on disk
    * Restore Solo boost, SiP cut and Dim Cut correctly on session reload
    * Save/restore PortInsert state fully
    * Untick speaker dialog in menu when it is closed
    * Fix crash when using VAMP plugins at sample rates other than
48000 (eg. with Rhythm Ferret)
    * Make route group editor list reorderable
    * fix import of multi-track SMF files with some tracks containing
only meta-events
    * Always show the log/error window whenever an error or warning is posted
    * Fix Transport->Play->Play option name, and rename Play Selection
to Play Selected Range
    * Update region peak amplitude when the region is trimmed
    * Avoid GTK error message if some normal window is displayed
before the editor
    * Restore plugin output meters in generic plugin GUIs (e.g. for
compressors like SC4)
    * Fix crash when adding certain LADSPA plugins
    * Fix end of MIDI playback within a few seconds with any newly
imported tracks
    * Scroomer responds to scroll wheel
    * Fix normalize to correctly check all channels
    * Strip dependent libraries in the package (reduces size by about 20MB)

Thanks as ever to Carl Hetherington for his bug fixing blizzard, to
Dave Robillard for his work on LV2 both within and outside Ardour and
Alexandre Prokoudine for the first translation file for Ardour 3.0.

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