[Ardour-Users] Ardour 6.0-pre1 now available for testing

Éric Würbel eric at vents-sauvages.fr
Fri Mar 27 08:52:33 PDT 2020

Many many thanks to all the ardour team for this achievement.

I cannot find any changelog, neither with the compiled pre1 verion, nor
in the source tree. Is there any changelog somewhere ?

Thank you, and take care.

Le ven. 27 mars 2020 à 00:55, Paul Davis a écrit :

> Well folks, we’ve done it. After two and a half years of development
> that has both excluded a few hoped-for features and also expanded to
> include many things not originally envisaged, we’re ready for people to
> start testing version 6.0-pre1. Please note: this is NOT the release of
> 6.0 - we’re now entering a testing phase that will continue through
> several “-preN” versions until we’re confident that it’s ready for
> release.
> The nightly version is now (as ever) available at nightly.ardour.org. If
> you’re a subscriber (or paid US$45 or more for a pre-built version of
> 5.x), you can download the fully functional version. Others can get the
> free/demo version which periodically goes silent. Obviously, since this
> is a nightly version, it will be updated most days to reflect any new
> development work and fixes as we move towards the actual release of 6.0.
> It will install in parallel to any existing version of Ardour, will not
> alter your preferences for older versions of Ardour, and if you use it
> on any existing session, it will save a copy of the session file (or
> snapshot) just to be safe.
> Linux Package Maintainers
> If you maintain a Linux distribution’s package of Ardour, please DO NOT
> consider packaging this version. This is NOT a release of Ardour 6.0,
> but merely a call for testing.
> Here are some of the things the project needs right now:
> Testing
> Although 6.0 does not visibly change the most obvious functionality,
> design and workflow of Ardour, internally huge amounts of the code has
> changed during development. Several people have been testing it
> periodically, including users of Harrison Mixbus (whose version 6
> release is based on the same set of changes). However, it is now time to
> open up testing to more people, because we know that this always results
> in unccovering more issues - something we’d like to do (and fix!) before
> the actual release.
> We believe that 6.0-pre1 is just as if not more ready for use than
> Ardour 5.12 was, but we can only establish that with your help. Create
> some sessions. Do the stuff you do. Exercise your workflow. And if you
> find issues, please use the bug_tracker to report them, marking them
> with the 6.0-pre1 version. Please do not report bugs here on the forums
> - we will mostly ignore them here (because there is no way to properly
> manage them).
> Bug Triage
> If you have ever reported a bug in Ardour, please give 6.0-pre1 a try
> and then head over to tracker.ardour.org and mark your bug(s) closed if
> they are fixed. If a bug isn’t fixed, please update the version field to
> indicate the bug is still an issue in 6.0-pre1. We may automatically
> close all open bugs for previous versions after a fixed period of time,
> so if you would like your bug report to receive attention in the future,
> please go and update its status.
> Theme Updates
> Many users may not be aware that thanks to the hard work of a user known
> as cooltehno, Ardour has 6 different themes. During the development of
> 6.0, there were significant simplifications and changes to the internals
> of themes, and the 5 themes that cooltehno generated all need updating
> and revisiting. If you’re interested in doing this, for one or all 5,
> please get in touch.
> Documentation
> As anyone who has seen the various “Development Update” posts along the
> way for 6.0 is aware, there are a lot of new and changed features in
> this version of Ardour. We need people to update and/or write new
> sections in the manual to reflect all these changes. Please get in touch
> if you’d like to be a part of this effort.
> Translation
> Ardour has been translated into 15 languages:
> French, German, Spanish (unified Castillian and Latin American),
> Portugese (Brasilian & Portugese), Russian, Swedish, Czech, Norwegian,
> Italian, Japanese, Chinese, English (UK), Polish, Greek
> All of these translations will need significant updates for version 6.0.
> Although we are not yet in a string freeze, we hope there won’t be too
> many string changes before 6.0, so now is an ideal time for existing or
> new translators to get started. If you’re interested in becoming a
> translator, please read our guide at https://raw.githubusercontent.com/
> Ardour/ardour/master/TRANSLATOR


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