[Ardour-Users] Ardour 5.12 released

Daniel Schär schaerdaniel at gmail.com
Thu Nov 23 20:30:23 PST 2017

Ok, Thanks for any updates.

2017-11-23 11:45 GMT-06:00 Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>:

> Ardour 6.0 is nowhere near being ready. There's nothing to discuss at this
> time. It will be months before it is even in beta condition, and what
> features will be there by then is not yet possible to say. There is major
> reengineering of the most fundamental design structures inside the program
> going on at present.
> On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 9:52 PM, Daniel Schär <schaerdaniel at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi
>> as I wrote the translations for the "Introduction to Ardour" - guide  in
>> German and Spanish,
>> I would be interested to know more about Ardour 6 so that when it's ready
>> I could already publish the updated guide.
>> What new features are interesting for first-time and more experienced
>> users?
>> Is there already a download for an early but funcional version 6 (for
>> linux?)
>> Is there a release date on schedule?
>> Thanks for any hints,
>> Daniel
>> 2017-09-15 16:35 GMT-06:00 Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>:
>>> Ardour 5.12 is now available.
>>> Although when Ardour 5.11 was released, we expected a significant gap
>>> until 6.0 will be announced, enough notable features and fixes accumulated
>>> that it seemed better for us to push out a 5.12 release before we embark on
>>> the major code changes that will mark the real start of the development
>>> process for 6.0.
>>> Much of the work in this release was sponsored by Harrison Consoles.
>>> Two of the most notable new features are the improvements in
>>> functionality to the new session and new track/bus dialogs, which now offer
>>> much easier and more powerful ways to use templates. These include dynamic
>>> "track wizard" templates that allow you to interactively setup sessions
>>> and/or groups of new track/busses very quickly and very easily. This builds
>>> on the new template manager dialog introduced in 5.11, and a new less
>>> obvious feature: the ability to create dynamic templates with Lua scripts.
>>> Also notable is the new patch selection dialog for MIDI
>>> tracks/instruments, which provides an easy and convenient way to preview
>>> patches in software and hardware instruments. Naturally, it integrates
>>> fully with Ardour's support for MIDNAM (patch definition files), so you
>>> will named programs/patches for both General MIDI synths and those with
>>> MIDNAM files.
>>> Download as usual from http://ardour.org/download
>>> New Features
>>>    - Improvements to the template manager dialog.
>>>    - Lua templates for tracks and sessions can now be created/scripted.
>>>    - New session dialog functionality improved, with new templates and
>>>    track wizards.
>>>    - New track dialog functionality improved, with new templates and
>>>    track wizards.
>>>    - Expose Lua bindings for VCA create/delete/assign/unassign.
>>>    -
>>>    New patch selector dialog for MIDI tracks. This can be accessed by
>>>    right clicking in the track header area.
>>>    <https://community.ardour.org/files/images/a512_patch_select.png>
>>>    -
>>>    Ardour's generic GUI for instrument plugins now includes a keyboard
>>>    to allow auditioning the plugin settings.
>>>    <https://community.ardour.org/files/images/a512_fluidsynth.png>
>>>    - Support for a new LV2 extension to notify the host about MIDI
>>>    bank/program changes (e.g. driven by the plugin's own GUI).
>>>    - Faderport 8: double-click on select button resets gain to 0dB.
>>>    - Display playback-only devices when using JACK.
>>> General Fixes and Improvements
>>>    - Fix MIDI quantization when not using US English.
>>>    - Fix selection of quantization note-end grid size.
>>>    - Catch exceptions thrown from Lua scripts.
>>>    - Fix handling of MIDI channels in the Transform dialog.
>>>    - Improve the heuristic used to display track/bus I/O connections in
>>>    a compact form, as well a connection menus.
>>>    - Clicks on I/O menus now always connect, rather than toggle
>>>    connected status.
>>>    - OSC: gracefully handle the user sending the wrong number of
>>>    parameters.
>>>    - OSC: changing jog mode no longer stops transport unless started by
>>>    scrub/shuttle.
>>>    - Secondary clock visibility is now a global preference rather than
>>>    a per-session setting.
>>>    - The editor's summary view is now constrained to the extent of
>>>    actual regions, rather than the session extent, by default. This can be
>>>    reset from a right-click on the summary.
>>>    - New configuration setting for playhead auto-scroll speed. If you
>>>    want to scroll quickly, it is preferred to zoom out first, then scroll.
>>>    - New configuraton setting to define how much zooming will be easily
>>>    allowed beyond the extents of actual regions in the session.
>>>    - Generic plugin GUI: fix sizing and layout for automation state
>>>    controls in plugins with many controls.
>>>    - Increase priority of the thread involved in automation recording.
>>>    This fixes an issue with sparse automation recording when the CPU is busy.
>>>    - Update the included version of NSS (a secure networking library),
>>>    to provide some features required by some plugins.
>>>    - Fix the way MIDI filenames are "bumped" during snapshots and
>>>    playlist copying.
>>>    - Fix crash bug in Ableton Push 2 support, introduced in a recent
>>>    version.
>>>    - Fix various tooltips to avoid problems with special characters in
>>>    their text.
>>>    - Catch some exceptions during session loading.
>>>    - Relax some restrictions imposed by the Lua sandbox (for scripts).
>>> Contributors
>>> Robin Gareus, Ben Loftis, Johannes Mueller, John Emmas, Len Ovens, Paul
>>> Davis, Julien Rivaud, Stefan Müller-Klieser
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