[Jackaudio] JACK-Session has been marked as deprecated

Filipe Coelho falktx at falktx.com
Thu Jul 16 15:26:01 CEST 2020

A small heads-up for developers, JACK-Session API has now officially 
been marked as deprecated.

I have been working together with other members of linuxaudio community 
to get a better session-management API out there.
We previously had difficulties with this due to issues regarding the 
upstream project.
It was obvious to us that the NSM API is superior to all others that 
came before it (thanks to the initial hard work of its author, Jonathan),
but working with upstream has proven immensely difficult or even 

As of a few weeks ago, a few members of the linuxaudio group decided to 
fork the original NSM project and make a new one.
The acronym remains, so we still call it "NSM", but the new project is 
now "New Session Manager" while the original is "Non Session Manager".
We are working together with the community to make this 
session-management API and tools the best as they can be.
(The original was a bit lacking on the user-experience side of things..)

You can find more about the "New Session Manager" project at 
This includes links to the source code, bug/issue tracker and documentation.

Please give it a look, or better, a chance.
For now it is specific to POSIX systems like Linux and BSD, but it can 
be extended in the future.
If we manage to make (Audio) Session Management really work in Linux, 
that is already a big step up from other tools/APIs that came before it.

We recommend all JACK application developers to implement NSM in their 
Thank you.

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