The QStuff* Pre-LAC2019 Release Frenzy

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The QStuff* Pre-LAC2019 Release Frenzy

Rui Nuno Capela
Hello there!

The Qstuff* pre-LAC2019 [17] release frenzy is now starting up... enjoy!

Included in this batch:

*  QjackCtl 0.5.6
*  Qsynth 0.5.5
*  Qsampler 0.5.4
*  QXGEdit 0.5.3
*  QmidiNet 0.5.3

All the boring details follow suit...


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

  QjackCtl 0.5.6 (pre-lac2019) is released!

QjackCtl is a(n ageing yet modern, not so 'simple' anymore) Qt [6]
application to control the JACK [7] sound server, for the Linux Audio
[11] infrastructure.

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

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

Downloads:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qjackctl/files
- source tarball:
  http://download.sf.net/qjackctl/qjackctl-0.5.6.tar.gz
- source package:
  http://download.sf.net/qjackctl/qjackctl-0.5.6-35.rncbc.suse.src.rpm
- binary package:
  http://download.sf.net/qjackctl/qjackctl-0.5.6-35.rncbc.suse.x86_64.rpm
- AppImage [16] package:
  http://download.sf.net/qjackctl/qjackctl-0.5.6-7.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:
- Refactored all singleton/unique application instance setup logic away
from X11/Xcb hackery.
- At last, JACK freewheel mode is now being detected as to postpone any
active patchbay scans as much as possible.
- Removed old pre-FFADO 'freebob' driver support.
- HiDPI display screen support (Qt >= 5.6).
- Graph port temporary highlighting while hovering, if and only if
connecting ports of same type and complementary modes.
- Bumped copyright headers into the New Year (2019).


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

  Qsynth 0.5.5 (pre-lac2019) is released!

Qsynth is a FluidSynth [9] GUI front-end application written in C++
around the Qt framework [6] using Qt Designer.

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

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

Downloads:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qsynth/files
- source tarball:
  http://download.sf.net/qsynth/qsynth-0.5.5.tar.gz
- source package:
  http://download.sf.net/qsynth/qsynth-0.5.5-16.rncbc.suse.src.rpm
- binary package:
  http://download.sf.net/qsynth/qsynth-0.5.5-16.rncbc.suse.x86_64.rpm
- AppImage [16] package:
  http://download.sf.net/qsynth/qsynth-0.5.5-7.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:
- Refactored all singleton/unique application instance setup logic away
from X11/Xcb hackery.
- HiDPI display screen support (Qt >= 5.6).
- Bumped copyright headers into the New Year (2019).


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

  Qsampler 0.5.4 (pre-lac2019) is released!

Qsampler is a LinuxSampler [10] GUI front-end application written in C++
around the Qt framework [6] using Qt Designer.

Website:
  http://qsampler.sourceforge.net

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

Downloads:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qsampler/files
- source tarballs:
  http://download.sf.net/qsampler/qsampler-0.5.4.tar.gz
- source package:
  http://download.sf.net/qsampler/qsampler-0.5.4-28.rncbc.suse.src.rpm
- binary package:
  http://download.sf.net/qsampler/qsampler-0.5.4-28.rncbc.suse.x86_64.rpm
- AppImage [16] package:
  http://download.sf.net/qsampler/qsampler-0.5.4-7.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:
- Refactored all singleton/unique application instance setup logic away
from X11/Xcb hackery.
- HiDPI display screen support (Qt >= 5.6).
- Bumped copyright headers into the New Year (2019).


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

  QXGEdit 0.5.3 (pre-lac2019) is released!

QXGEdit is a live XG instrument editor, specialized on editing MIDI
System Exclusive files (.syx) for the Yamaha DB50XG [13] and thus
probably a baseline for many other XG devices.

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

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

Downloads:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qxgedit/files
- source tarball:
  http://download.sf.net/qxgedit/qxgedit-0.5.3.tar.gz
- source package:
  http://download.sf.net/qxgedit/qxgedit-0.5.3-14.rncbc.suse.src.rpm
- binary package:
  http://download.sf.net/qxgedit/qxgedit-0.5.3-14.rncbc.suse.x86_64.rpm
- AppImage [16] package:
  http://download.sf.net/qxgedit/qxgedit-0.5.3-7.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:
- HiDPI display screen support (Qt >= 5.6).
- Old deprecated Qt4 build support is no more.
- AppStream metadata updated to be the most compliant with latest
freedesktop.org specification and recommendation.


** QmidiNet -  A MIDI Network Gateway via UDP/IP Multicast [5] **

  QmidiNet 0.5.3 (pre-lac2019) is released!

QmidiNet is a MIDI network gateway application that sends and receives
MIDI data (ALSA-MIDI [8] and JACK-MIDI [7]) over the network, using
UDP/IP multicast. Inspired by multimidicast [14] and designed to be
compatible with ipMIDI [15] for Windows.

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

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

Downloads:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidinet/files
- source tarball:
  http://download.sf.net/qmidinet/qmidinet-0.5.3.tar.gz
- source package:
  http://download.sf.net/qmidinet/qmidinet-0.5.3-16.rncbc.suse.src.rpm
- binary package:
  http://download.sf.net/qmidinet/qmidinet-0.5.3-16.rncbc.suse.x86_64.rpm
- AppImage [16] package:
  http://download.sf.net/qmidinet/qmidinet-0.5.3-7.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:
- HiDPI display screen support (Qt >= 5.6).
- Old deprecated Qt4 build support is no more.
- AppData/AppStream metadata is now settled under an all permisssive
license (FSFAP); also updated to be the most compliant with latest
freedesktop.org specification and recommendation.
- Fixed for some g++ >= 8.1.1 warnings and quietness.


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
     http://qjackctl.sourceforge.net

 [2] Qsynth - A fluidsynth Qt GUI Interface
     http://qsynth.sourceforge.net

 [3] Qsampler - A LinuxSampler Qt GUI Interface
     http://qsampler.sourceforge.net

 [4] QXGEdit - A Qt XG Editor
     http://qxgedit.sourceforge.net

 [5] QmidiNet - A MIDI Network Gateway via UDP/IP Multicast
     http://qmidinet.sourceforge.net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[16] AppImage, Linux apps that run anywhere
     http://appimage.org/

[17] LAC2019@CCRMA-Stanford, March 22–26 2019
     https://lac.linuxaudio.org/2019/


See also:
  https://www.rncbc.org/drupal/node/1989


Enjoy && Keep having fun!
--
rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela
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