[LAA] AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!
info at bandshed.net
Tue Apr 10 23:11:28 CEST 2018
AV Linux 2018.4.12 has been Released!!
-Updated 4.9.76 RT Kernel with KPTI 'Meltdown' security patch (64bit
AVL Only) - Thanks Trulan Martin!
*KPTI can be disabled at boot, see Manual page 76, Be aware no 32bit
KPTI patch exists!
-Numerous important fixes to compatibility with KXStudio Repos -
-Updated and fixed outdated Cin 5.1 and Spotify Repositories.
-WineASIO now works properly.
-Removed Grub-Customizer because it doesn't work on UEFI installs.
-ISO files now have accompanying MD5 and SHA256 files, verify your
downloads! (Manual page 5)
-Optional 'lowlatency' Kernels (Required for Proprietary Video
Drivers) - Thanks Trulan Martin!
-Optional 'SGFXI' Proprietary Video Driver Install (Requires
-UEFI install (64bit AVL only) *So far only tested in VBox! - Thanks
korakios and arjepsen!
-Wine-Staging replaces Debian's Wine packaging and WineHQ Repos have
-Added firmware for Echo Audio devices
-Dynamic CPU Frequency adjustment (in 'Settings' menu) - Thanks
-Realtime Quick Config scan to check system tuning - Thanks raboof!
-Standalone AV Linux DD LiveUSB Writer to create ISOHybrid LiveUSB
keys - Thanks Tony Brijeski!
-Simple Killswitch Utility to shut down unwanted processes.
-Kdenlive is back on the menu!
-Yoshimi comes back! - Thanks Will Godfrey!
-Xhip Synth and Plugins http://xhip.net/  - Thanks acidose!
-LinVST (64bit AVL only) - Thanks osxmidi!
-SFZero SFZ Instrument Plugin - Thanks osxmidi!
-Noise Repellent Noise Reduction Plugin - Thanks lucianodato!
-Added new Shuriken Beat Slicer Repositories - Thanks rockhopper!
-Added Dragonfly Reverb plugins - Thanks Michael Willis, rghvdberg!
-Cool Retro Terminal... it's just for fun!
-AVL User Manual is now 130 pages with numerous additions, expanded
content and clarifications.
-Official bundled builds of Ardour 5.12, ArdourVST 5.12 (32bit AVL
only) - Thanks Paul Davis, Robin Gareus et al!
-Harrison Mixbus 4.3 and Plugin Demos- Thanks Ben Loftis, Robin
-All Applications and Plugins from the KXStudio Repos are synced and
updated - Thanks falkTX and all FOSS developers!
-AVL Drumkits LV2 0.2.3 - Thanks Robin Gareus!
-Cinelerra 'Cin 5.1' Video Editor (SO many improvements!!) - Thanks
-LSP Plugins 1.1.1 - Thanks sadko4u!
-Shuriken Beat Slicer 0.5.1 - Thanks rockhopper!
-Quick Updater Utility cleaned up.
anahata, ByteMark, and Jeremy Jongepier at linuxaudio.org for Download
rockhopper, NUMAflex, drwhat - ISO Testing
jjfro, drwhat, ufug, magicalex and all other Manual Proofreaders!
-KPTI will introduce a performance hit, it's debatable how much it
will impact Audio work but it does have an impact.
*KPTI can be disabled which will restore performance but leave your
machine vulnerable to the 'Meltdown' exploit.
-Booting is slower on UEFI computers and getting to login takes
-A recent update of Unetbootin no longer works to create bootable
LiveUSB Keys of AV Linux 2018.
-AV Linux contains a new AV Linux DD LiveUSB Writer to write LiveUSB
Keys with DD
-For those on other Deb-based Distros this is packaged here:
http://www.bandshed.net/packages/avl2us ... -1_all.deb 
-Otherwise writing to USB Key with DD from commandline will also work.
*NOT SO FAST!!
If you're new to AV Linux or Linux Audio in general you NEED to RTFM!
*OK, GET AV Linux 2018 HERE!:
*PLEASE DONATE IF YOU CAN...
The documentation for AV Linux alone is a time investment of many
hours not to mention curating an entire OS that is convenient to use
and ready for professional grade Audio and Video production at your
fingertips. My sincere and heartfelt thanks to those who have already
donated and supported the project. It is my own choice to share my
time and efforts on making AV Linux available but I think in the
bigger picture communities work best when when there is engagement by
both sides. I would also ask that that people consider donating to
falkTX's KXStudio project which has greatly enriched not only AV Linux
but also all Debian/Ubuntu derivatives..
Please consider hitting the yellow Paypal button on the AV Linux
website, ANY amount is welcomed and appreciated thanks!
Glen MacArthur - AV Linux Maintainer
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