[linux-audio-user] RV: Musix 0.40 released!

Marcos Guglielmetti Gmail marcospcmusica at gmail.com
Thu Jun 1 17:32:23 EDT 2006


Musix 0.40 released!

Thanks to the support of the Ututo Proyect, FSF, Ourproject, and to the 
usual collaborators, the Musix project has just released Musix 0.40, 
whose programs were tested for over 2 months, time that allowed to 
solve all kind of problems over Musix 0.39, and to make the more 
relevant software updates.

0.40 can be consider the more stable and functional Musix version until 
now, and its use is recommendable in the long term. Musix 0.49 will be 
an extremely updated version, hopping to support new hardware.

When Musix reaches version 1.0 at the beginning of 2007, the stability 
of the system will be optimal, mainly because the package repository of 
the Debian/testing distribution will be frozen, that is to say, stable, 
so the users of Musix will not have problems when trying to install new 

Musix counts with its own software package repository that has been 
growing. It is hoped to incorporate new software nonavailable in 
Debian, like mplayer or cinelerra (video edition).

The Musix project has offered several speeches in different institutions 
during 2005 and 2006, affirming the commitment with the diffusion of 
free software among musicians, sound engineers and users in general.
Important programs/packages updated

    * Ardour 0.99.2 (some bugs fixed, last stable version)
    * Hydrogen Drum Machine 0.9.3
    * Hwdata 0.177-1 (better hardware detection, specially video)
    * Freewheeling 0.5.1 (fweelin-0.5.1_0.5.1-1_i386.deb)
    * Rox-Filer 2.4.1-1 (file manager and desktop icons)
    * Zynaddsubfx 2.2.1-4

New programs/packages installed

    * Rosegarden 1.2.3 (Musix 039 and 040 are the only distros with this 
new version!)
    * Mixxx 1.4.2-1 (Digital Disc Jockey Interface)
    * Cecilia 2.0.5-2
    * Csound 4.23f13
    * guidedog 1.0.0-3 (routing)
    * guarddog 2.5.0-1 (firewall)
    * jackeq 0.4.0-2 (simple EQ for JACK)
    * echomixer - control tool for Echoaudio soundcards
    * envy24control - control tool for Envy24 (ice1712) based soundcards
    * hdspconf - GUI program to control the Hammerfall HDSP Alsa 
    * hdspmixer - advanced routing features control of the RME 
Hammerfall DSP
    * rmedigicontrol - control tool for RME Digi32 and RME Digi96 

Packages removed

    * libncurses5-dev and its dependencies
    * libx11-dev and its dependencies
    * kernel

Others changes

    * Spanish Documentation about Ardour
    * kernel was replaced by 2.6.11 of Musix 0.31 to achive 
more compatibility with SATA disks
    * The others kernels of Musix 0.40:, 2.6.13, 
still remain
    * Several scripts were created and improved to make more easy the 
use of the system
    * A new script that can change the themes for the rox-filer desktop
    * Isolinux screenboot was modified (logo.16)
    * Wallpapers from Jorge Salgueiro were added
    * Some new presets for Jamin were added from Gilberto Borges 

Solved problems

Generally speaking, this problems has been solved:

    * KDM (desktop manager) takes too long to launch, solved
    * After updated GTK, some desktop icons disappear, solved
    * After the installation, the system reboots Ok

Known problems in Musix 0.40

    * The new Rosegarden 1.2.3 (Musix is the only distro with this 
version) crashes when trying to record audio. We will soon inform how 
to solve it
    * It is probable that the installation in some SATA hard disks may 
not possible (test)
    * It is probable that the no-root users does not inherit the 
configuration of the Musix's desktop. This is solved with 2 commands in 
text console (terminal), just type:
      mkdir ~/.config
      cp -Rp /root/.config/* ~/.config

Next version, Musix 0.49

    * Musix 0,49 will have the new version of ALSA, 1.0.11 , which 
solves hundreds of bugs and incorporates new functionalities and 
support for soundcards
    * Hundreds of software packages will be updated ( 459 until now)
    * Kernel 2.6.16-beyond4.1 could be the default one for this version. 
This kernel already can be installed along with the new ALSA drivers 
from the Musix repository (apt-get update && apt-get -y install 
alsa-modules-2.6.16-beyond4.1 linux-image-2.6.16-beyond4.1)
    * It is hoped to be released in a few days

Marcos Guglielmetti  
* Director del desarrollo de Musix GNU+Linux, 100% Software Libre
* Descarga el CD de Musix: (www.musix.org.ar) 
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