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  13. <span style="font-size: 20px">&gt; Introducing JackAss</span><br/>
  14. On <i>2014-05-16</i> by<i> falkTX</i>
  15. </p>
  16. <p>
  17. JackAss is a VST plugin that provides JACK-MIDI support for VST hosts.<br/>
  18. Simply load the plugin in your favourite host to get a JACK-MIDI port.<br/>
  19. Each new plugin instance creates a new MIDI port.<br/>
  20. </p>
  21. <p>
  22. <b>Here's JackAss loaded in FL Studio:</b><br/><br/>
  23. <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/news/jackass_flstudio.png"><img src="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/news/jackass_flstudio_crop.png" alt=""/></a><br/><br/>
  24. <br/>
  25. <b>And an example setup in Carla for it:</b><br/><br/>
  26. <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/news/jackass_carla.png"><img src="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/news/jackass_carla_crop.png" alt=""/></a><br/><br/>
  27. </p>
  28. <p>
  29. JackAss sends the notes from the host to its JACK-MIDI port.<br/>
  30. It also exposes 50 parameters, which send a MIDI CC message when changed.<br/>
  31. You can use this to easily control external applications that accept JACK-MIDI input and possibly CC for automation (like Carla).<br/>
  32. </p>
  33. <p>
  34. Additionally there's a JackAssFX plugin, which only exposes parameters to send as MIDI CC, in case you don't need MIDI/notes.<br/>
  35. </p>
  36. <p>
  37. JackAss currently has builds for Linux, MacOS and Windows, all 32bit and 64bit. Just follow
  38. <a href="https://github.com/falkTX/JackAss/tree/master/release" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this link</a>.<br/>
  39. As a bonus, you also get special Wine builds - load it in a Windows application running in Linux via Wine and you get a real, native JACK-MIDI port from it!<br/>
  40. </p>
  41. <p>
  42. You can find JackAss source code and bug tracker in Github: <a href="https://github.com/falkTX/JackAss/" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://github.com/falkTX/JackAss/</a>.<br/>
  43. </p>
  44. <p>
  45. PS: Why JackAss? Because it outputs to JACK. ;)
  46. </p>
  47. <hr/>
  48. <p>
  49. <span style="font-size: 20px">&gt; The first Carla 2.0 beta is here!</span><br/>
  50. On <i>2014-04-22</i> by<i> falkTX</i>
  51. </p>
  52. <p>
  53. Carla 2.0 is a full rework of the first Carla release.<br/>
  54. It's currently under development with a planned release later this year.<br/>
  55. Today the first beta is released, and we'll show you what to expect when the final version arrives.<br/>
  56. </p>
  57. <p>
  58. To download binaries or source code, jump into the <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Downloads" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KXStudio downloads section</a>.<br/>
  59. If you're using the KXStudio repositories, you can simply install "carla-git" and "carla-plugins-lv2" instead.<br/>
  60. Bug reports and feature requests are welcome! Jump into the <a href="https://github.com/falkTX/Carla" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carla's Github project</a> page for those.
  61. </p>
  62. <p>
  63. <b class="error">DISCLAIMER:</b> This is a beta release! Although all features mentioned here are working right now, they may be incomplete, have bugs or even eat your cat!<br/>
  64. <span class="error">You've been warned.</span><br/>
  65. </p>
  66. <h2>Highlights</h2>
  67. <table><tr><td>
  68. <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/news/carla-2.0-beta_canvas-integration.png"><img src="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/news/carla-2.0-beta_canvas-integration_crop.png" alt="new-look"/></a>
  69. </td><td>
  70. <h3>Canvas Integration</h3>
  71. <p>
  72. When using the JACK multi-client mode, plugins will be mapped to their respective canvas group.<br/>
  73. Double-clicking the plugin group will show its UI, while pressing 'delete' will remove the actual plugin.<br/>
  74. There's extra right-click options, and the keyboard and meters will react accordingly.<br/>
  75. </p>
  76. </td></tr></table>
  77. <p><br/></p>
  78. <table><tr><td>
  79. <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/news/carla-2.0-beta_newlook.png"><img src="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/news/carla-2.0-beta_newlook_crop.png" alt="new-look"/></a>
  80. </td><td>
  81. <h3>New Look</h3>
  82. <p>
  83. Each plugin gets its own slot skin.<br/>
  84. Different colors are attributed to each kind of plugin (EQ, delay, distortion, etc).<br/>
  85. Specialized skins that match the author/maker are used when appropriate.<br/>
  86. </p>
  87. </td></tr></table>
  88. <p><br/></p>
  89. <table><tr><td>
  90. <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/news/carla-2.0-beta_carla-as-plugin.png"><img src="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/news/carla-2.0-beta_carla-as-plugin_crop.png" alt="new-look"/></a>
  91. </td><td>
  92. <h3>Carla-Rack as a Plugin</h3>
  93. <p>
  94. Carla itself working as a plugin (rack-mode).<br/>
  95. This allows to use several rack instances inside a single Carla instance.<br/>
  96. Internal patch-bay mode is also planned, but probably only for 3.0.<br/>
  97. </p>
  98. </td></tr></table>
  99. <p><br/></p>
  100. <table><tr><td>
  101. <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/news/carla-2.0-beta_carla-rack-lv2.png"><img src="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/news/carla-2.0-beta_carla-rack-lv2_crop.png" alt="new-look"/></a>
  102. </td><td>
  103. <h3>Internal plugins as LV2</h3>
  104. <p>
  105. Carla internal plugins are now exported as LV2.<br/>
  106. This includes carla-rack and zynaddsubfx!<br/>
  107. Plugins that released separately (such as DISTRHO and ZamAudio) are not included.<br/>
  108. </p>
  109. </td></tr></table>
  110. <p><br/></p>
  111. <table><tr><td>
  112. <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/news/carla-2.0-beta_win32-bridge.png"><img src="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/news/carla-2.0-beta_win32-bridge_crop.png" alt="new-look"/></a>
  113. </td><td>
  114. <h3>Plugin Bridges</h3>
  115. <p>
  116. Running plugins in a separate process for crash-protection.<br/>
  117. Using a separate process also makes it possible to load plugins with a different architecture from the host,<br/>
  118. such as 32-bit plugins on 64-bit Carla and Windows plugins in Linux.<br/>
  119. <br/>
  120. <span class="error">NOTE:</span> This feature is currently only available within the KXStudio repos.<br/>
  121. </p>
  122. </td></tr></table>
  123. <p><br/></p>
  124. <h3>More stuff</h3>
  125. <ul>
  126. <li>Qt5 ready (already used in Windows builds)</li>
  127. <li>Save and restore canvas connections</li>
  128. <li>LV2 CV ports and Worker extension are now implemented, allowing to load ams-lv2 and setBfree among other plugins</li>
  129. <li>VST3 and AU plugin support</li>
  130. </ul>
  131. <p>
  132. There's some other things planned, but they might be delayed until 3.0 so that this release doesn't take too long to happen.<br/>
  133. You can find the complete TODO list here:<br/>
  134. <a href="https://raw.github.com/falkTX/Carla/master/doc/Carla-TODO" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://raw.github.com/falkTX/Carla/master/doc/Carla-TODO</a>.<br/>
  135. </p>
  136. <hr/>
  137. <p>
  138. <span style="font-size: 20px">&gt; KXStudio repositories now ready for Debian!</span><br/>
  139. On <i>2014-04-10</i> by<i> falkTX</i>
  140. </p>
  141. <p>
  142. <img src="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/images/repos.png" alt="" style="float:left;"/>
  143. The KXStudio repositories are now ready for Debian and its derivatives (including the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04).<br/>
  144. They should work for all Debian versions since Wheezy and Ubuntu 12.04 or above.<br/>
  145. See the <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Repositories">Repositories section</a> for more information and how to enable them.<br/>
  146. </p>
  147. <p>
  148. There's a list of available applications in the repository <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Repositories:Applications">here</a>
  149. and plugins <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Repositories:Plugins">here</a>.<br/>
  150. These 2 lists will quickly grow as more stuff is added in the repositories.<br/>
  151. </p>
  152. <p><br/></p>
  153. <p>
  154. You can request new software to be packaged in this
  155. <a href="https://linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=10643" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LinuxMusicians forum topic</a>
  156. (although things seems a bit slow now, we'll eventually get to everyone's requests).<br/>
  157. Please report any issues regarding packages <a href="https://github.com/KXStudio/KXStudio/issues" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.<br/>
  158. </p>
  159. <p>
  160. If you use the repositories, please donate to help keep packager(s) motivated. See <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Donations">http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Donations</a>.<br/>
  161. All this month donations will go to ensure falkTX has a good trip to the Linux Audio Conference next month!<br/>
  162. <br/>
  163. </p>
  164. <p>
  165. PS: AVLinux users wanting to use the KXStudio repositories should be patient.<br/>
  166. Something cool might come up when falkTX and GMaq meet in next month's LAC. ;)<br/>
  167. </p>
  168. <hr/>
  169. <p>
  170. <span style="font-size: 20px">&gt; Small Carla notice for JACK1 users (and 1.2.3 release)</span><br/>
  171. On <i>2013-12-26</i> by<i> falkTX</i>
  172. </p>
  173. <p>
  174. While I was doing a Carla video I got into a show-stopper bug in JACK2 (it kept crashing because of complex MIDI mixdown, see
  175. <a href="https://github.com/jackaudio/jack2/issues/46" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this</a>).<br/>
  176. So in the meantime I have to use JACK1, and while doing so I found a pretty nasty bug...<br/>
  177. <b>No system connections</b> were shown in the patchbay canvas!<br/>
  178. <p>
  179. I don't know if others suffered from the bug (I always run JACK2) or though it was how it really worked.<br/>
  180. In any case, the Carla patchbay will show all JACK connections now - wherever they are from Carla plugins or system ones.
  181. </p>
  182. <p>
  183. <b>Updating to version 1.2.3 is recommended</b>, specially if you use JACK1.<br/>
  184. For a list of changes you can check the Carla stable git log
  185. <a href="https://github.com/falkTX/Carla/commits/stable" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>,
  186. which allows to directly see what changed in the code.
  187. </p>
  188. <hr/>
  189. <p>
  190. <span style="font-size: 20px">&gt; Carla 2.0 development progress report</span><br/>
  191. On <i>2013-12-17</i> by<i> falkTX</i>
  192. </p>
  193. <p>
  194. This is a progress report for the new Carla, version 2.0.<br/>
  195. It will take a while to get a release ready, but there are already a few things done and stuff to show.
  196. </p>
  197. <h3>Backend</h3>
  198. <p>
  199. First, <b>the backend is being rewritten to not use any system toolkit</b>.<br/>
  200. In 1.x series I've used Qt4 to handle graphics, but that might be a problem soon with Qt5 (cannot mix Qt4 and Qt5 stuff together).<br/>
  201. Plus I want the Carla backend to be toolkit agnostic, so that in the future it may be re-usable for others no matter what their main toolkit is.<br/>
  202. The main backend header files are now ANSI C compatible, thus increasing the chances of re-usability (as some Linux developers have a weird aversion to C++...).
  203. </p>
  204. <p>
  205. Because Qt is no longer used in the backend code, I needed something else to handle graphics and other advanced stuff - Juce was selected for this.<br/>
  206. Juce is a C++ framework focused on audio applications and plugins, which suits Carla nicely.<br/>
  207. There's a lot of useful things inside it that will make developing new features much easier (like the internal patchbay mode).<br/>
  208. Other things like AU and VST3 plugin hosting will be possible too thanks to Juce, although they are not relevant to Linux.
  209. </p>
  210. <p>
  211. Loading <b>Carla as a plugin</b> is also being worked on.<br/>
  212. There target two main targets with this:
  213. </p>
  214. <ul>
  215. <li>Load entire Carla projects - rack or patchbay - as a single plugin in the graph (avoiding clutter);</li>
  216. <li>Carla itself as an LV2 plugin;</li>
  217. </ul>
  218. <p>
  219. If you been following the LinuxMusicians forums you know that internal Carla plugins are already available as LV2 plugins (yes, that includes zynaddsubfx-lv2!).<br/>
  220. Once the Carla internal plugin work is complete, you automatically get an LV2 version of it as well! :D
  221. </p>
  222. <h3>Front-end</h3>
  223. <p>
  224. There has been a few changes on the UI side as well.<br/>
  225. For example, the <b>plugin edit dialog</b> now looks like this:
  226. </p>
  227. <p>
  228. <img src="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/news/carla-2.0-report_edit-dialog.png" alt=""/>
  229. </p>
  230. <p>
  231. As seen the image, the user will be able to use "Stereo Balance" or "Mono Panning".<br/>
  232. The new layout also allows for a much <b>smaller window size</b>.<br/>
  233. </p>
  234. <p>
  235. Lastly, there's plans to bring <b>custom skins to plugin "slots"</b>, in a similar way to Reason.<br/>
  236. This is something I still have to investigate to find the best possible way to do it.<br/>
  237. It should be expandable so that random plugins can also use skins, probably via a new LV2 extension.<br/>
  238. More on this later.
  239. </p>
  240. <br/>
  241. <p>
  242. That's all for now.<br/>
  243. Soon there will be a new DISTRHO release, so stay tuned!
  244. </p>
  245. <hr/>
  246. <p>
  247. <span style="font-size: 20px">&gt; New releases and future plans</span><br/>
  248. On <i>2013-11-27</i> by<i> falkTX</i>
  249. </p>
  250. <p>
  251. Hello everyone, there have been a couple of releases and changes on the KXStudio world.<br/>
  252. </p>
  253. <p>
  254. First of, a new release of the <b>KXStudio Live-DVD</b> is now available.<br/>
  255. This is a bug-fix for the 12.04.x series, which current users should already have if their systems are up to date.<br/>
  256. Checkout the <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Documentation:KXStudio12043:About">About</a> or <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Documentation:KXStudio12043:ReleaseNotes">Release Notes</a> to find out more about this release.
  257. </p>
  258. <p>
  259. Several <b>new versions of Carla</b> have been released since its first announcement, the last one currently being 1.2.2.<br/>
  260. For a change-log you can check the <a href="https://github.com/falkTX/Carla/commits/stable">git log (stable branch)</a> in github.<br/>
  261. This way you can see what actually changed in the code, instead of just seeing a description list.
  262. </p>
  263. <p>
  264. A new <b>DISTRHO</b> release is planned for release next month, and a few minor plugins.<br/>
  265. Hopefully the Plugin Toolkit will be ready by then, which should help the creation of new audio plugins (soon!).
  266. </p>
  267. <p>
  268. Lastly, after much discussion and consideration, the <b>KXStudio repositories are moving to Debian</b>.<br/>
  269. The current 12.04.x release is still fully supported, this is something that will happen slowly through 2014.<br/>
  270. Having the KXStudio repos in Debian means any Debian based distribution can make use of KXStudio goods, and not just Ubuntu ones.<br/>
  271. Although there are already happy users with Debian + KXStudio, this process is not yet complete.<br/>
  272. We'll make a new announcement once the Debian repos are ready for wide use.
  273. </p>
  274. <p>
  275. Oh, and the KXStudio website is currently being redone a little.<br/>
  276. Give it a visit now! <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/">http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/</a>
  277. </p>
  278. <hr/>
  279. <p>
  280. <span style="font-size: 20px">&gt; Carla Plugin Host 1.0.0 released!</span><br/>
  281. On <i>2013-07-02</i> by<i> falkTX</i>
  282. </p>
  283. <p>
  284. After more than 2 years in development, here it is - the first stable release of Carla is now available!<br/>
  285. <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/carla.png"><img src="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/screenshots/carla.png" alt="carla.png"/></a><br/>
  286. </p>
  287. <p>
  288. Carla Plugin Host, or just Carla, is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats.<br/>
  289. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC and full OSC control.<br/>
  290. </p>
  291. <p>
  292. Carla currently supports LADSPA (including LRDF), DSSI, LV2, and VST plugin formats, plus GIG, SF2 and SFZ file support.<br/>
  293. It uses JACK as the default and preferred audio driver but also supports native drivers like ALSA, DirectSound or CoreAudio.<br/>
  294. </p>
  295. <p>
  296. We currently release source code plus Windows and Linux binaries (focus goes into the Linux version).<br/>
  297. Downloads available at the usual place, <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Downloads#Binaries">KXStudio Downloads</a>.<br/>
  298. </p>
  299. <p>
  300. For more information about Carla check its own application page <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Applications:Carla">here</a>.<br/>
  301. We'll be updating that page in the next few days, with some tutorials and workflow videos as well, so stay tuned!<br/>
  302. </p>
  303. <p>
  304. You can follow the release discussion over at <a href="https://linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=11249" class="external free" rel="nofollow">LinuxMusicians forums</a>.<br/>
  305. If you find this application useful and/or want to help further development, please consider a <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Donations">donation</a>.<br/>
  306. </p>
  307. <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/"></a>
  308. <hr/>
  309. <p>
  310. <span style="font-size: 20px">&gt; KXStudio 12.04.1 released!</span><br/>
  311. On <i>2013-01-05</i> by<i> falkTX</i>
  312. </p>
  313. <p>
  314. After much hard work, a new release of KXStudio is ready!<br/>
  315. The previous ISO images were getting old, and since Cadence (and KXStudio in general) is now much more stable, it was time for an update.<br/>
  316. Existing KXStudio users already have 90% of the changes and fixes as KXStudio uses the repositories for everything.<br/>
  317. Still, this is a big milestone for the project. It's a step towards perfection.
  318. </p>
  319. <p>
  320. Here's a quick list of changes since the previous 12.04 release.
  321. <p>
  322. <ul>
  323. <b>Apps:</b>
  324. <li>Add AriaMaestosa, Giada and Petri-Foo to the DVD and default install</li>
  325. <li>Upgrade Cadence to the beta1 release (lots of fixes!)</li>
  326. <li>Fully up-to-date apps and plugins (as of 30/12/2012)</li>
  327. <li>Use KDE 4.9.4 on the Live-DVD (repositories now have 4.9.5)</li>
  328. <li>Use Firefox-KDE PPA on the Live-DVD</li>
  329. </ul>
  330. <ul>
  331. <b>Desktop/Theme:</b>
  332. <li>Add kxstudio-text plymouth (used when no gpu drivers are available)</li>
  333. <li>Fix plymouth Live-DVD "eject disk now" text not visible (and any other labels/info)</li>
  334. <li>Change KDE desktop theme to slim-glow (backported latest release from KDE 4.10)</li>
  335. <li>Change cursor theme to oxy-zion</li>
  336. <li>Disable KDE bouncing cursor by default</li>
  337. <li>Use Claudia-Launcher instead of Klaudia in KDE kickoff (start menu)</li>
  338. </ul>
  339. <ul>
  340. <b>Settings:</b>
  341. <li>Auto-disable PulseAudio respawn</li>
  342. <li>Set default asoundrc file to snd-aloop</li>
  343. <li>Set default jack prio to 85</li>
  344. <li>Use ALSA-Audio bridge instead of PulseAudio (no longer installed by default)</li>
  345. </ul>
  346. <ul>
  347. <b>Welcome Wizard:</b>
  348. <li>Add theme screenshot button</li>
  349. <li>Add theme font size option</li>
  350. <li>Auto-register 64bit WineAsio too (done in 'wine stuff' step)</li>
  351. <li>Don't update user theme to KXStudio by default</li>
  352. <li>Disable theme updates if not running KDE4 or XFCE</li>
  353. </ul>
  354. <p>
  355. The DVD works properly now (no need to re-login to apply settings anymore) and also has an option to boot to RAM (requires at least 3Gb to work).<br/>
  356. You can download the new ISOs at the KXStudio website, <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Downloads">http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Downloads</a>.
  357. <br/><br/>
  358. </p>
  359. <p>
  360. This release is dedicated to Hatsuke Miku, a [virtual] Vocaloid singer that recently has seen original artwork released under a Creative Commons license.<br/>
  361. We believe that actions like this one (and others in 2012) indicate that the world embraces open-source culture more and more, every day.<br/>
  362. You can find more about Miku
  363. <a href="http://www.crypton.co.jp/mp/pages/prod/vocaloid/cv01_us.jsp" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>,
  364. and the its CC artwork
  365. <a href="http://piapro.net/en_for_creators.html" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.
  366. <br/><br/>
  367. </p>
  368. <p>
  369. We hope you enjoy KXStudio and the updated Cadence.<br/>
  370. Soon enough the website will have full documentation for it and other subjects, so stay tuned!
  371. </p>
  372. <p>
  373. <a href="http://www.linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=10484" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><b>Comments and discussion</b></a>
  374. </p>
  375. <hr/>
  376. <p>
  377. <span style="font-size: 20px">&gt; Call for Testing - Cadence pre-Beta</span><br/>
  378. On <i>2012-09-17</i> by<i> falkTX</i>
  379. </p>
  380. <p>
  381. Hello everybody!<br/>
  382. We're almost in the Beta1 release of Cadence!<br/>
  383. <br/>
  384. For those of you who don't know, Cadence is what KXStudio uses to manage the entire audio ecosystem.<br/>
  385. 'Cadence' is by itself the main app of a series of tools (call it the "Cadence tools").<br/>
  386. There's 'Catia', a simple JACK patchbay; 'Claudia' is a ladish frontend, very similar to Catia (and gladish); 'Carla' is the plugin host.<br/>
  387. Then there's the small tools - JackMeter, JackSettings, Logs, Render and XY-Controller (their names give away their funtionality).<br/>
  388. <br/>
  389. Cadence and its tools are currently being documented, and pages will appear here: (incomplete)<br/>
  390. <a href="http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Applications" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Applications</a><br/>
  391. (There's a topic in the KXStudio forums discussing the documentation <a href="http://www.linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=9135" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>).<br/>
  392. <br/>
  393. If you're running KXStudio now, you either have updates or have recently updated Cadence and sub-packages.<br/>
  394. I'll be pushing the latest Cadence code to the KXStudio repositories frequently in the next days while the testing happens.<br/>
  395. ArchLinux users can use this AUR package:
  396. <a href="https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=50747" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=50747</a><br/>
  397. You can checkout what's going on in the Cadence commits page:
  398. <a href="https://github.com/falkTX/Cadence/commits/master" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://github.com/falkTX/Cadence/commits/master</a><br/>
  399. <br/>
  400. Not everything is fully ready right now, here's a list of things that will still be done before the Beta1 release:<br/>
  401. - Cadence audio-bridges, currently disabled<br/>
  402. - Carla Windows plugin-bridge support (Linux 32/64bit bridges are already in place though). Note that this will remain an experimental feature even for this release.<br/>
  403. - Carla-Control is unfinished, the GUI will do nothing useful right now.<br/>
  404. - Catia ALSA-MIDI support is currently disabled, but will still not be activated for this release.<br/>
  405. <br/>
  406. <br/>
  407. So, what needs testing?<br/>
  408. Pretty much everything. :D<br/>
  409. Run the apps, click on random stuff and try to make them crash. When that happens, or if notice something weird, please report the bug.<br/>
  410. I've done my best to make the tools as stable + crash-free as possible, but we can never be too sure about these things.<br/>
  411. <br/>
  412. You can report bugs directly in the official bug page at
  413. <a href="https://github.com/falkTX/Cadence/issues" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://github.com/falkTX/Cadence/issues</a>.<br/>
  414. (Reporting a bug in that page allows you to receive notifications whenever something is done related to it).<br/>
  415. <br/>
  416. <br/>
  417. Thanks in advance to everyone that decides to help!<br/>
  418. If you love these tools and they are useful to you, please consider making donation by following this link:<br/>
  419. <a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PDGZL8PKSNHYW" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PDGZL8PKSNHYW</a>.
  420. </p>
  421. <hr/>
  422. <p>
  423. <span style="font-size: 20px">&gt; KXStudio 12.04 is out!</span><br/>
  424. On <i>2011-12-21</i> by<i> falkTX</i>
  425. </p>
  426. <p>
  427. Hey there everyone, it's that time again!<br/>
  428. KXStudio is now ready for the masses, now using Ubuntu 12.04 as the base.
  429. </p><p>KDE4 remains the officially supported Desktop, with XFCE on 2nd place.<br/>
  430. For this release I re-introduced the ISOs, although only 32bit for now. So now installing KXStudio can take 3 forms: Live-DVD, Ubuntu upgrade or NetBoot.<br />
  431. The Live-DVD uses KDE4, if you want XFCE instead please install UbuntuStudio first then follow the upgrade instructions as detailed <a href="<?php echo $ROOT; ?>/Documentation:Ubuntu:Upgrade">here</a>.
  432. </p><p>The Cadence tools are currently being ported to python3 in a new repo - <a href="https://github.com/falkTX/Cadence" class="external free" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://github.com/falkTX/Cadence</a>.<br/>
  433. Catarina, Catia, Claudia and the minor tools are almost beta state right now. Carla and Claudia-Launcher are still in the works (but already very functional), and the real 'Cadence' app is yet to be ported.<br/>
  434. These tools are already available on KXStudio in their latest git state, and will be released as beta for the while world very soon.
  435. </p><p>The DISTRHO plugin suite is now near completion and it's targeted for a new release this weekend.<br/>
  436. The entire collection is already available in the KXStudio repos but yet part of the meta-packages (will be added shortly after the official release).<br/>
  437. Generic linux binaries will be made available for non-KXStudio users as before.
  438. </p>
  439. <hr/>
  440. <p>
  441. Note: Since the KXStudio website has been internally reworked (removed mediawiki, much simpler PHP code now), the old news have been removed.<br/>
  442. <br/>
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