[linux-audio-announce] ecasound 2.2.2 released

Kai Vehmanen kai.vehmanen at wakkanet.fi
Tue Mar 18 18:18:27 EST 2003

1. A short summary of changes

A new native Python implementation of the ECI API has been added to 
the package. Ecasound.el (ecasound-emacs) has been updated to version 
0.8.2. Oggs and mp3s can be now streamed directly from network.
Author information is now visible in the LADSPA plugin descriptions.
Changes in ALSA-0.9 support improve usability of ecasound with 
the new ALSA dmix PCM plugin. There have been many important 
bugfixes including correct handling of short parameter fades,
broken chainsetup level looping, problems with creating temporary 
files and minor build system issues.

2. What is ecasound?

Ecasound is a software package designed for multitrack audio
processing. It can be used for simple tasks like audio playback, 
recording and format conversions, as well as for multitrack effect 
processing, mixing, recording and signal recycling. Ecasound supports 
a wide range of audio inputs, outputs and effect algorithms. 
Effects and audio objects can be combined in various ways, and their
parameters can be controlled by operator objects like oscillators 
and MIDI-CCs. A versatile console mode user-interface is included 
in the package.

Ecasound is licensed under the GPL. The Ecasound Control Interface 
(ECI) is licensed under the LGPL.

3. Changes since last release

Full list of changes is available at 

4. Interface and configuration file changes


5. Contributors


	Janne Halttunen (the new Python ECI implementation)
	Mario Lang (ecasound.el 0.8.2)
	Junichi Uekawa (pyecasound.so build)
	Kai Vehmanen (various)

Bug Hunting (items closed)

	William Goldsmith (2)
	Michael Hellwig (1)
	Janno Liivak (1)
	Raoul Megelas (1)

Feature requests (items implemented)
	Oliver Thuns (1)

6. Links and files
Web sites:

Source packages:

Distributions with maintained ecasound support:
	Agnula - http://www.agnula.org
	Debian - http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/ecasound2.2.html
	DeMuDi - http://www.demudi.org
	FreeBSD - http://www.freebsd.org/ports/audio.html
	Gentoo Linux - http://www.gentoo.org
	PLD Linux - http://www.pld.org.pl
	PlanetCCRMA - http://www-ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software
	SuSE Linux -  http://www.suse.de/en

Contrib Packages for Distributions:
	Mandrake - http://rpm.nyvalls.se/sound9.0.html

Note! Distributors do not necessarily provide packages for 
      the very latest ecasound version.

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