[Ardour-Users] Ardour 3 alpha 10 is released

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Aug 17 07:23:39 PDT 2011

The final alpha of the Ardour 3 release plans is now available. The
list of changes is long, but it is dominated by bug fixes (some rather
significant) and cosmetics, with no new features except for the
ability to rename sessions.

Ready-to-run binary packages can be found here:

    * Linux 64 bit Intel:
    * Linux 32 bit Intel:

Changes since alpha 9

  * Session -> Rename now available to rename the current session.
  * fix crash during muted playback
  * fix playback of filtered-by-channel MIDI data
  * fix playback when a "generator" plugin is used
  * new track/bus list icons (from Thorsten Wilms)
  * fix crashes after deleting a track
  * fix crashes when using SLV2 support for LV2 GUIs
  * correct display of channel numbers in automation tracks
  * fix restore of Send states when loading a session
  * heuristic grouping of plugin controls in generic plugin GUIs
(Colin Fletcher)
  * shift-tab and shift-ctrl-tab in MIDI note edit mode move to the
next note but
    leave existing note selection selected
  * accept .MID (or .mid) as a MIDI file extension
  * fix crash when displaying automation menu
  * maintain track/bus ordering even when some are hidden
  * fix crash with certain panning and I/O configuration combinations
  * set up default, upper and lower limit values correctly on LV2 ports
    (parameters) whose values are expressed as fractions of the sample rate
  * setup latency GUI to display user-modified latency correctly
  * remove OK/Apply buttons from latency GUI, which are unnecessary
since it uses
    an "instant apply" mechanism
  * move "Active" button for track/bus group edit dialog out of the shared
    feature section
  * Fix erroneous placement of new MIDI automation points in regions with
    non-zero start
  * Make MIDI automation tracks behave the same as MIDI tracks when they are
    clicked in an area with no region
  * Fix non visibility of previously-visible MIDI automation tracks on session
  * Fix crash when selecting automation points in MIDI regions with non-zero
  * Fix restoration of panner state from session file (not complete)
  * Move panner bypass state up to the PannerShell so that it is preserved even
    when new Panners are dropped in
  * Save and restore Latent's _user_latency for IOs
  * Save / restore processor _user_latency
  * Fix crash when loading empty MIDI files
  * Fix missing display of master bus mixer strip
  * Tie note y to mouse pointer position when dragging MIDI notes
  * Fix vertical pane resizing during fullscreen/unfullscreen
  * Add context menu for control points.
  * Fix bugs with channel counts for sends
  * Fix incorrect behaviour of Stretch/Shrink
  * Ensure a 1:1 copy to outputs in tracks with no panner
  * Fix output in tracks with mixed audio and MIDI output (no known test case so
  * Set up advanced session options from the RCConfiguration so that the
    RCConfiguration values don't get ignored on startup
  * Fix data loss at the end of a MIDI recording take
  * Fix "color bug" that occured as soon any route with >1 types of data was
  * in exclusive solo mode, allow full-group solo
  * Use Cairo to draw meters
  * when tabbing between track/bus name entries, attempt to scroll appropriately
  * fix up colons in track names before they are used for JACK port names; catch
    most (not all) attempted renames and ask the user about colons
  * allow import to selected MIDI tracks (note that this gets confused if the
    MIDI file contains multiple MetaTracks - each track ends up in the same
    track, which may or may not be the right thing)
  * Primary-(scroll|up|down) on patch/bank change event changes bank number
  * change format of verbose cursor when inside patch/bank change
  * always display channel in patch change dialog
  * Make sure we have a user config directory before trying to create a .a3 file
    in it
  * Get correct folder from the default session folder chooser
  * Option to number MIDI banks from zero or one
  * Use route group solo property for AFL/PFL as well as solo-in-place
  * Polarity control value can now go negative, as required
  * When renaming a track to the name of an existing one, use the same behaviour
    in both the editor and mixer windows (add a number to the requested name
  * Use correct default value for MIDI faders, and put the unity mark in the
    correct position for those faders.
  * Prevent crash on de-selecting all tracks from a stem export
  * fix button label in new session dialog when backing up (from david halter)
  * Prevent record enable (at transport level) from being engaged if not stopped
    or moving forward at normal speed
  * Don't allow varispeed while recording
  * Make handling of sends-only feed-based solo propagation symmetrical upstream
    and downstream
  * If a binding map specifies controllables that don't exist in the session,
    drop those bindings so that we don't crash from having bindings without
  * don't use MIDI tracks when adding internal sends to auxes
  * internal sends correctly configure their panner for the number of outputs on
    the target rather than the output of the internal send processor within the
    route. fixes a crash when adding internal sends
  * do not assert/abort out of data errors that may originate with external
    user-supplied MIDI data, and use PBD::error instead
  * prevent illegal data being used to set MIDI note values, velocities and
  * when showing a note value during a drag, clamp first to the actual
    range. note that the canvas object can still be dragged out of the region
  * track changes to config parameters for MMC device id's correctly (from roy
  * Stop bundles disappearing from the port matrix when they have no channels
  * fix the remove all channels menu option.
  * Don't auto-connect bus inputs
  * add new editor actions for solo, mute, solo-isolate toggle (of selected
    tracks) for use by MIDI bindings
  * make control protocol's SelectByRID signal work, thus enabling MIDI binding
    maps to use function="select" with an argument
  * Save position of MIDI scroomers
  * updated French translation
  * Group tab drag fix (from David Halter)
  * Delete key can now be used to remove tempo/meter markers
  * attempt to fix deep confusion in GUI code about converting between musical
    and audio time
  * Change packing of mixer window to prevent dragging the left hand
side section
    so that it overlaps with the bus section
  * Fix issues with MIDI note editing preventing use of certain key bindings,
    even after leaving note edit mode
  * Fix issues with MIDI note selection management, including making shift-drag
    add newly selected notes to the selection rather than replacing it


Carl Hetherington again took the bug tracker as his muse with
incredible results, fixing dozens of bugs in many different parts of
Ardour. David Halter, Roy Vegard and Colin Fletcher all contributed a
patch or two. Thorsten Wilms contributed new icons and Romain Arnaud
updated the french translation once again. Paul Davis did what he
always does.

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