[LAA] Qtractor 0.5.11 - The Lima Oscar release!

Rui Nuno Capela rncbc at rncbc.org
Mon Oct 7 14:49:30 UTC 2013

As falling leaves drift by the window, and without any further ado:

   Qtractor 0.5.11 (lima oscar) is now released!

Soon we'll hear a new winter's song. This code-naming series, which 
started on a sunny summer day two years ago as TYOQA, is now converging 
to an end. It will be no surprise for some that today's release precedes 
the very last one on that series. So let's get those autumn leaves 
falling and grab them while they're crispy red and gold ;)

Release highlights:

* Extended automation curve editing (NEW)
* Extended clip selection (NEW)
* LV2 UI resize feature support (NEW)
* Aux-sends to audio buses (FIX)
* MIDI editor overlapped event velocity/value (FIX)
* Accidental export muting and/or freezing (FIX)


Project page:


- source tarball:

- source package (openSUSE 12.3):

- binary packages (openSUSE 12.3):

- quick start guide & user manual (outdated):

Weblog (upstream support):

   Qtractor is free, open-source software, distributed under the terms 
of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

- Adding a track now inserts it after the current one, if any; one can 
also drag and move a track below the last one in the track list (main 
view left pane).
- Extended Edit/Select Mode/Automation: multi-selection mode, cut, copy, 
paste and delete of current track's automation curve nodes, now reached 
implementation ready status.
- Another old silent bug bites the dust: changing track names were 
dropping any track gain/volume and panning automation curves when saving 
the session.
- A primeval processing bug has been sorted out: aux-sends to audio 
output buses that just appear to be after the input bus where they're 
inserted were being left muted and silent (on a ticket follow-up by 
Holger Marzen, thanks).
- Fixed a sure crash bug exposed when processing of aux-send plugins 
when inserted too early on audio input buses chain (after a ticket 
report by Holger Marzen, thanks).
- Allow the build system to include an user specified CFLAGS (patch by 
Cristian Morales Vega, thanks).
- Shift/Ctrl keyboard modifiers now set to extend current clip selection 
while in main track view's Edit/Select Mode/Range, Rectangle modes.
- Main Edit/Select Mode/Automation icon retouched to look a bit more 
obvious and intuitive, hopefully ;)
- Allow to change the velocities/values of the current selected events 
which have the exact same onset times and hide beyhond each other on the 
MIDI clip editor's pane below the main view piano-roll (ie. the one that 
represents MIDI event values as a bar chart).
- Fixed some problematic playback/export muting and annoying cleanup 
freezing, due on audio tracks with too many clips eg. more than hundred 
clip splits (hopefully fixes an issue reported by Louigi Verona, thanks).
- LV2 UI resize feature support/control added.
- Fixed dedicated MIDI control and MIDI metronome port connection 
restore conflict (thanks to jhammen catch & patch:).
- New user preference option added: reverse middle-button role to 
Shift/Ctrl keyboard state, in special regard to edit-head/tail vs. 
play-head positioning while on the main track and MIDI clip editor (aka. 
piano-roll) views.

See also:

Enjoy && have (a plenty of) fun.
rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela

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