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<span style="font-size: 20px">&gt; KXStudio Monthly Report (January 2021)</span><br/>
On <i>2021-01-31</i> by<i> falkTX</i>
Hello all, another monthly report about the KXStudio project is here.<br/>
Last month I completely forgot to write a report, with the end of year and preparations for all the releases.<br/>
Speaking of releases...
A few things were released just 2 weeks ago.<br/>

From a
<a href=";url=a-small-set-of-plugin-updates" target="_blank">
quick update to DISTRHO/DPF-related
</a> plugins,
to announcing
<a href="" target="_blank">PawPaw</a>
for cross-platform LV2 plugin builds.<br/>

I had an idea to release
<a href="" target="_blank">Carla</a>
v2.3 also at the same time, but a few things are still not ready.
And speaking of Carla now,
<a href="" target="_blank">good progress has been made</a>
to setup automated builds, at least for macOS and Windows
(as those are the more annoying to build for, compared to Linux or BSD).<br/>
The dreadful issue of
<a href="" target="_blank">DLL</a>
<a href="" target="_blank">hell</a>
causing Carla not to start on Windows
<a href="" target="_blank">seems to be fixed</a>
with this new updated build setup.<br/>
There are a few things in progress that I plan to finish before calling it final:
<li>macOS arm64 build loading Intel 64bit plugins (already working for VST2, but not VST3)</li>
<li>revised and rechecked LV2 patch/parameter support (seems good to me, just needs more testing)</li>
<li>expose/export the internal audio and midi file players as lv2 plugins (almost there, some bugs still present)</li>
<li>allow to use desktop theme icons (mostly finished, just a few dialogs need to be adjusted)</li>
<li>translations (but as other things take priority for me, this might skip v2.3)</li>
I am not mentioning here things that are already completed, it is just to give you an overview of what is left.<br/>
Plan was to have it finished by the end of January, but obviously didn't happen, so we can say "coming soon", again. :P
Once more Carla stuff is finished and mostly only testing is left, I will begin some very much needed work and attention for
<a href="" target="_blank">DPF</a>.<br/>
DPF is using a very old
<a href="" target="_blank">pugl</a>
version, modified along the way but mostly matching the version used in
<a href="" target="_blank">x42-plugins</a>.<br/>
pugl API got revised and improved so much that feels worth the update.<br/>
<a href="" target="_blank">started this already</a>,
but had to dedicate my attention to other things in the mean time.<br/>
Target is to not only update pugl, but an overall cleanup and minor reworks of the API where suitable/needed.<br/>
By end of next month I will try to give a summarized report of the update status.
Regarding packages in the KXStudio repositories, finally there has been some updates. Those are:
<li>die-plugins added</i>
<li>adlplug updated to 1.0.2</i>
<li>dpf-plugins updated to 1.4</i>
<li>distrho-ports updated to 2021-01-14</i>
<li>drumgizmo updated to 0.9.19</i>
<li>lsp-plugins updated to 1.1.28</i>
<li>new-session-manager updated to 1.5.0</i>
<li>x42-plugins updated to 20210114</i>
<li>zam-plugins updated to 3.14</i>
<li>cmt fixed (symbol visibility issue)</i>
<li>setbfree small fix (removed unused b_conv vst)</i>
<li>whysynth fixed for newer distros</i>
That is all for now, stay safe out there.


<span style="font-size: 20px">&gt; Announcing PawPaw: cross-platform LV2 ports for macOS and Windows</span><br/>
On <i>2021-01-15</i> by<i> falkTX</i>