[ANN] The QStuff* Summer'19 Release batch #1

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[ANN] The QStuff* Summer'19 Release batch #1

Rui Nuno Capela
Summery greetings y'all!

On the northern estival season comes the so called Qstuff* Summer'19
release madness galore...

Please enjoy the first batch:

*  QjackCtl 0.5.9 [1]
*  Qsynth 0.5.7 [2]
*  Qsampler 0.5.6 [3]
*  QXGEdit 0.5.5 [4]
*  QmidiCtl 0.5.5 [5]
*  QmidiNet 0.5.5 [6]

All the boring (to death) details, below...


** QjackCtl - JACK Audio Connection Kit Qt GUI Interface [1] **

  QjackCtl 0.5.9 (summer'19) is released!

QjackCtl is a(n ageing yet modern, not so 'simple' anymore) Qt [7]
application to control the JACK [8] sound server, for the Linux Audio
[12] infrastructure.

Website:
  https://qjackctl.sourceforge.io
  http://qjackctl.sourceforge.net

Project page:
  https://sourceforge.net/projects/qjackctl

Downloads:
  https://sourceforge.net/projects/qjackctl/files
- source tarball:
  https://download.sf.net/qjackctl/qjackctl-0.5.9.tar.gz
- source package:
  https://download.sf.net/qjackctl/qjackctl-0.5.9-38.rncbc.suse.src.rpm
- binary package:
  https://download.sf.net/qjackctl/qjackctl-0.5.9-38.rncbc.suse.x86_64.rpm
- AppImage [20] package:
  https://download.sf.net/qjackctl/qjackctl-0.5.9-10.x86_64.AppImage

Git repos:
  https://git.code.sf.net/p/qjackctl/code
  https://github.com/rncbc/qjackctl.git
  https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qjackctl.git
  https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qjackctl.git

Change-log:
- Updated for the newer Qt5 translation tools (>= 5.13).
- Configure updated to check for qtchooser availability.


** Qsynth - A fluidsynth Qt GUI Interface [2] **

  Qsynth 0.5.7 (summer'19) is released!

Qsynth is a FluidSynth [10] GUI front-end application written in C++
around the Qt framework [7] using Qt Designer.

Website:
  https://qsynth.sourceforge.io
  http://qsynth.sourceforge.net

Project page:
  https://sourceforge.net/projects/qsynth

Downloads:
  https://sourceforge.net/projects/qsynth/files
- source tarball:
  https://download.sf.net/qsynth/qsynth-0.5.7.tar.gz
- source package:
  https://download.sf.net/qsynth/qsynth-0.5.7-18.rncbc.suse.src.rpm
- binary package:
  https://download.sf.net/qsynth/qsynth-0.5.7-18.rncbc.suse.x86_64.rpm
- AppImage [20] package:
  https://download.sf.net/qsynth/qsynth-0.5.7-10.x86_64.AppImage

Git repos:
  https://git.code.sf.net/p/qsynth/code
  https://github.com/rncbc/qsynth.git
  https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qsynth.git
  https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qsynth.git

Change-log:
- Updated for the newer Qt5 development tools (>= 5.13).
- Configure updated to check for qtchooser availability.
- Minor update to Debian packaging control file.
- Settled to initial default MIDI and audio drivers on MacOSX to
"coremidi" and "coreaudio" resp.
- Updated icon files into 128x128 base resolution.


** Qsampler - A LinuxSampler Qt GUI Interface [3] **

  Qsampler 0.5.6 (summer'19) is released!

Qsampler is a LinuxSampler [11] GUI front-end application written in C++
around the Qt framework [7] using Qt Designer.

Website:
  https://qsampler.sourceforge.io
  http://qsampler.sourceforge.net

Project page:
  https://sourceforge.net/projects/qsampler

Downloads:
  https://sourceforge.net/projects/qsampler/files
- source tarballs:
  https://download.sf.net/qsampler/qsampler-0.5.6.tar.gz
- source package:
  https://download.sf.net/qsampler/qsampler-0.5.6-30.rncbc.suse.src.rpm
- binary package:
  https://download.sf.net/qsampler/qsampler-0.5.6-30.rncbc.suse.x86_64.rpm
- AppImage [20] package:
  https://download.sf.net/qsampler/qsampler-0.5.6-10.x86_64.AppImage

Git repos:
  https://git.code.sf.net/p/qsampler/code
  https://github.com/rncbc/qsampler.git
  https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qsampler.git
  https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qsampler.git

Change-log:
- Updated for the newer Qt5 translation tools (>= 5.13).
- Configure updated to check for qtchooser availability.
- Minor update to Debian packaging control file.


** QXGEdit - A Qt XG Editor [4] **

  QXGEdit 0.5.5 (summer'19) is released!

QXGEdit is a live XG instrument editor, specialized on editing MIDI
System Exclusive files (.syx) for the Yamaha DB50XG [14] and thus
probably a baseline for many other XG devices.

Website:
  https://qxgedit.sourceforge.io
  http://qxgedit.sourceforge.net

Project page:
  https://sourceforge.net/projects/qxgedit

Downloads:
  https://sourceforge.net/projects/qxgedit/files
- source tarball:
  https://download.sf.net/qxgedit/qxgedit-0.5.5.tar.gz
- source package:
  https://download.sf.net/qxgedit/qxgedit-0.5.5-16.rncbc.suse.src.rpm
- binary package:
  https://download.sf.net/qxgedit/qxgedit-0.5.5-16.rncbc.suse.x86_64.rpm
- AppImage [20] package:
  https://download.sf.net/qxgedit/qxgedit-0.5.5-10.x86_64.AppImage

Git repos:
  https://git.code.sf.net/p/qxgedit/code
  https://github.com/rncbc/qxgedit.git
  https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qxgedit.git
  https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qxgedit.git

Change-log:
- Updated for the newer Qt5 development tools (>= 5.13).
- Configure updated to check for qtchooser availability.
- Corrected display of note names on the lowest octave, as from "C -1"
(0) through  "B -1" (11).
- Minor update to Debian packaging control file.


** QmidiCtl - A MIDI Remote Controller via UDP/IP Multicast [5] **

  QmidiCtl 0.5.5 (summer'19) is released!

QmidiCtl [5] is a MIDI remote controller application that sends MIDI
data over the network, using UDP/IP multicast. Inspired by multimidicast
[15] and designed to be compatible with ipMIDI [15] for Windows.
QmidiCtl [5] was long ago designed for the Maemo [17] enabled handheld
devices, namely the late Nokia N900 [18] and promoted to the Maemo
Package [18] repositories. Nevertheless, QmidiCtl [5] may still be found
effective as a regular desktop application and recently as an Android
application as well.

Website:
  https://qmidictl.sourceforge.io
  http://qmidictl.sourceforge.net

Project page:
  https://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidictl

Downloads:
  https://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidictl/files
- source tarball:
  https://download.sf.net/qmidictl/qmidictl-0.5.5.tar.gz
- source package:
  https://download.sf.net/qmidictl/qmidictl-0.5.5-17.rncbc.suse.src.rpm
- binary package:
  https://download.sf.net/qmidictl/qmidictl-0.5.5-17.rncbc.suse.x86_64.rpm
- AppImage [20] package:
  https://download.sf.net/qmidictl/qmidictl-0.5.5-10.x86_64.AppImage
- Android package:
  https://download.sf.net/qmidictl/qmidictl-0.5.5-10.arm64-v8a.apk
  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.rncbc.qmidictl

Git repos:
  https://git.code.sf.net/p/qmidictl/code
  https://github.com/rncbc/qmidictl.git
  https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qmidictl.git
  https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qmidictl.git

Change-log:
- Multi-touch/finger support has been introduced.
- Updated for the newer Qt5 development tools (>= 5.13).
- Configure updated to check for qtchooser availability.
- Minor update to Debian packaging control file.


** QmidiNet - A MIDI Network Gateway via UDP/IP Multicast [6] **

  QmidiNet 0.5.5 (summer'19) is released!

QmidiNet is a MIDI network gateway application that sends and receives
MIDI data (ALSA-MIDI [9] and JACK-MIDI [8]) over the network, using
UDP/IP multicast. Inspired by multimidicast [15] and designed to be
compatible with ipMIDI [16] for Windows.

Website:
  https://qmidinet.sourceforge.io
  http://qmidinet.sourceforge.net

Project page:
  https://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidinet

Downloads:
  https://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidinet/files
- source tarball:
  https://download.sf.net/qmidinet/qmidinet-0.5.5.tar.gz
- source package:
  https://download.sf.net/qmidinet/qmidinet-0.5.5-18.rncbc.suse.src.rpm
- binary package:
  https://download.sf.net/qmidinet/qmidinet-0.5.5-18.rncbc.suse.x86_64.rpm
- AppImage [20] package:
  https://download.sf.net/qmidinet/qmidinet-0.5.5-10.x86_64.AppImage

Git repos:
  https://git.code.sf.net/p/qmidinet/code
  https://github.com/rncbc/qmidinet.git
  https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qmidinet.git
  https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qmidinet.git

Change-log:
- Configure updated to check for qtchooser availability.
- Minor update to Debian packaging control file.


License:
  All of the Qstuff* are free, open-source Linux Audio [11] software,
distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL)
version 2 or later [12].


References:

 [1] QjackCtl - A JACK Audio Connection Kit Qt GUI Interface
     https://qjackctl.sourceforge.io

 [2] Qsynth - A fluidsynth Qt GUI Interface
     https://qsynth.sourceforge.io

 [3] Qsampler - A LinuxSampler Qt GUI Interface
     https://qsampler.sourceforge.io

 [4] QXGEdit - A Qt XG Editor
     https://qxgedit.sourceforge.io

 [5] QmidiCtl - A MIDI Remote Controller via UDP/IP Multicast
     https://qmidictl.sourceforge.io

 [6] QmidiNet - A MIDI Network Gateway via UDP/IP Multicast
     https://qmidinet.sourceforge.io

 [7] Qt framework, C++ class library and tools for
     cross-platform application and UI development
     https://qt.io/

 [8] JACK Audio Connection Kit
     http://jackaudio.org

 [9] ALSA, Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
     https://www.alsa-project.org/

[10] FluidSynth - A SoundFont Synthesizer
     A real-time software synthesizer based on SoundFont 2 specifications
     https://www.fluidsynth.org

[11] LinuxSampler - The Linux Sampler Project
     A modular, streaming capable, realtime audio sampler
     https://www.linuxsampler.org

[12] Linux Audio consortium of libre software for audio-related work
     https://linuxaudio.org

[13] GPL - GNU General Public License
     https://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html

[14] Yamaha DB50XG
     http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1996_articles/may96/yamahadb50xg.html

[15] multimidicast - sends and receives MIDI from ALSA sequencers over
network
     https://llg.cubic.org/tools/multimidicast

[16] ipMIDI - MIDI over Ethernet ports - send MIDI over your LAN
     https://nerds.de

[17] Maemo.org - Home of the Maemo community
     https://www.maemo.org

[18] Maemo.org Wiki - Nokia N900
     https://wiki.maemo.org/Nokia_N900

[19] Maemo.org - Downloads: QmidiCtl
     https://maemo.org/downloads/product/Maemo5/qmidictl

[20] AppImage, Linux apps that run anywhere
     https://appimage.org/


See also:
  https://www.rncbc.org/drupal/node/2012


Enjoy && Have loads of fun!
--
rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela
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