[Ardour-Users] Ardour 3.0 Alpha 7 released

Nando nandinga at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 17:12:52 PDT 2011


The new time section looks great!! Congrats :)

About this release, just want to point out a couple of issues. I have no
"formal" time to test until 22th this month so I'll just post them here
informally. Promise to do it the right way after the 22th :p

This issue is reproducible:

- Create a MIDI note using the grid.
- Resize the note.
- Create another note elsewhere.
- Move the new note to start just after the resized one.
- BUG: the note disappears

When moving/resizing, the note appears to land in one place, and then move
just one pixel when the mouse btn is released. This maybe makes the note
overlap, and I think the default behaviour now is to delete the last one

The other is that I had crashes creating audio tracks. It was real crashes
twice (ardour disappeared) and the other two I could manage to get showed:

[ERROR]: unable to create port: failed constructor
[ERROR]: could not create a new audio track

I've tried to reproduce it in a predictable way but had no luck (tried for 5
min though). Anyway I think it has to do with reopening saved sessions.

Also with MIDI tracks, saw the yellow bar of a midi track like when an audio
track is grabbing noise. And also after touching one key in the little
 keyboard of the piano roll, it started to oscillate (same, like with noise)
around value 80 aprox. It was connected to a2j midi through.

And lastly, when on pencil mode (midi), even though the mouse cursor changes
to "resize region mode", it doesn't actually resize.

Hope this informal review is minimally usable.

Thanks guys!

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 12:00 AM, Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>wrote:

> Hot on the heels of alpha6, here is the 7th alpha release of Ardour
> 3.0. This fixes a major regression related to panning in alpha6, adds
> MIDI note selection channel editing, and a variety of other fixes and
> improvements (See below for more details). Ready-to-run binary
> packages can be found here:
>    * Linux 64 bit Intel:
> http://ardour.org/files/Ardour_64bit-3.0alpha7_9732-dbg.tar
>    * Linux 32 bit Intel:
> http://ardour.org/files/Ardour_32bit-3.0alpha7_9732-dbg.tar
> I didn't announce alpha 6 here on the mailing list (it was on
> ardour.org) but I've included the change log from that release below.
> Newness
>    * New MIDI note editing: "c" initiates channel editing for the
> current MIDI note selection
> Fixage
>    * Increase the amount of vertical motion required to trigger
> zooming while dragging the playhead
>    * Fix restoring Panner state for sessions created with alpha1 thru
> alpha5.
>    * Updated spanish translation (mistakenly claimed to be present in
> alpha6)
>    * New Czech translation (mistakenly claimed to be present in alpha6)
>    * Include libs/gtkmm2ext in the translation system
>    * Monitor bus now (correctly) has no panner
>    * Fix cleanup of LV2 plugin external GUIs (for those plugins whose
> GUI "cleanup" handling is itself correct, like those from LinuxDSP)
>    * Fix non-working AFL and PFL soloing modes (broken somewhere around
> alpha5)
>    * Sends to the monitor bus now do panning; control is shared with
> the main panner for the track/bus
> Changes in Alpha 6
> ------------------------
>    * New implementation of AudioClock widget that reduces overhead
> and increases flexibility
>    * New "time info box" in transport bar shows dynamic duration
> information on the current (relevant) selection (object selection when
> in object mode; range selection in range mode) and the current punch
> range.
>    * "Click" button moved and granted a new lease on life with a
> metronome icon from Thorsten Wilms.
>    * New "delete" operation that works similarly to "cut" but does
> not put deleted objects into the cut buffer (i.e. you can't paste
> them, and whatever was in the cut buffer stays there). This works for
> regions and automation data right now - for MIDI notes it still works
> like "cut". To use this from the keyboard (would you believe it - the
> Delete key?), you'll need to remove any
> ~/,config/ardour3/ardour.bindings file that you may have, or use the
> keybindings editor.
> Fixage
>    * Handle install paths that include spaces
>    * Hide MIDI notes after track height drops below 20 pixels (too
> small otherwise)
>    * Compile time fixes for gcc 4.6
>    * Fixes crashes caused when refilling diskstream buffers with
> compound regions
>    * Properly queue "immediate" MIDI data (e.g. a MIDI panic message
> block) if it cannot all be delivered in a single JACK process
> callback. Previously Ardour would just throw away the data that could
> not be delivered within 1 cycle.
>    * Various fixes for compound region display and handling
>    * Properly handle locating deep inside the MIDI machinery and use
> an equivalent to "MIDI Panic" when this happens rather than trying to
> just send NoteOff messages for on notes (this fails to turn off notes
> played while the MIDI sustain control was on).
>    * Correctly turn on and off notes just before the loop point
>    * Create and destroy (non-external) LV2 plugin UIs as window is
> shown/hidden.
>    * Quantize notes to session tempo time, not relative to start of
> region (fix issue #4069).
>    * Fix a few untranslatable strings, or badly formed-for-translation
> strings;
>    * Updated Czech translation
>    * New Spanish translation
>    * Fix crashes when double clicking on fader plugin in 'Tracks &
> Buses' window (#4082)
>    * Remove "smaller" track height (basically just a broken version
> of small anyway).
>    * Remove no-longer-necessary cruft related to non-editable track
> names (which do not exist).
>    * Fix smallest height to be correctly padded (just large enough to
> hold the button row without ugly clipping).
>    * Fix resizing of tracks when renaming (issue #4075).
>    * Make button 1 rather than button 3 the default for inserting
> notes via modifier shortcut in object mouse mode
>    * Remove "Off" as a clock mode
>    * Split style files apart to better maintain consistency
> (generates a useless error during program startup - thanks GTK);
>    * Fix serious breakage with setup of plugin automatable
> controls/parameters, causing crash during loading sessions with plugin
> automation.
>    * Major, substantive reworking of how we store GUI information
> (visibility, height) for automation data.
>    * Changed labelling of automation tracks to just show the name of
> the controlled parameter - more info can be viewed in the tooltip for
> the track headers.
>    * Build against latest releases of lilv and suil, to fix some
> issues with some LV2 plugin GUIs.
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