[linux-audio-announce] ecasound 2.3.1 released

Kai Vehmanen kai.vehmanen at wakkanet.fi
Tue Nov 18 17:38:26 EST 2003

1. A short summary of changes

Ecasound's emacs mode, ecasound.el, has been updated to 
version 0.8.3. Due to severe bugs found in the native Python 
ECI implementation, the C implementation has been again set as 
the default. Minor interoperability problems with older JACK
releases and Ecasound have been fixed. A bug that caused builds
against an external libreadline to fail, has been fixed.
Also recording problems with the WinTv 401Dbx and other 
bt878-based devices have been fixed. This release is compatible
with the upcoming alsa-lib-1.0 releases.

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

Patches - Accepted code, documentation and build system changes

	Mario Lang (ecasound.el updated to 0.8.3, doc typo fixes)
	Junichi Uekawa (ecasound makefile bug, doc generation 
		        using Hevea)
	Kai Vehmanen (various)

Bug Hunting - Reports that led to bugfixes (items closed)

        Hirendra Hindocha (2) --  recording problems with WinTv 401dbx, 
				  ecacontrol.py bugs
        Stefan Bundt (1) -- ecacontrol.py breaks under heavy load
        Dave Phillips (1) -- errors in EIAM help
	Junichi Uekawa (1) -- compability bug with older JACK versions

6. Links and files
Web sites:

Source packages:

Distributions with maintained Ecasound support:
	Agnula - http://www.agnula.org
	Debian - http://www.debian.org
	FreeBSD - http://www.freebsd.org/ports/audio.html
	Gentoo Linux - http://www.gentoo.org
	PLD Linux - http://www.pld.org.pl
	SuSE Linux -  http://www.suse.de/en

Contrib Packages and Add-On Distributions:
	AudioSlack for Slackware - http://www.audioslack.com
	PlanetCCRMA for RedHat/Fedora 
	    - http://www-ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software
	Thac's RPMs for Mandrake - http://rpm.nyvalls.se
	Apps.kde.com packages for Mandrake/Redhat/SuSE
	    - http://apps.kde.com/rf/2/info/id/2146
Note! Distributors do not necessarily provide packages for 
      the very latest Ecasound version.

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