[LAU] [ANN] Qtractor 0.8.4 - End of Summer'17 release!
Rui Nuno Capela
rncbc at rncbc.org
Wed Sep 20 17:43:25 UTC 2017
Yes, it's been like clockwork...
Every two months or so, you stumbled with a brand new dot release,
code-named after some of the same adjective-plus-noun (or vice versa)
code-names. You knew the thrill and yet it lands no more.
First, the code-naming joke has been just a parody--or was it the other
way around?--to some well known Linux-distro 'alimalistic'
code-name series. Then on it got rogue into some directed puns--remember
the date when BitWig Studio 1.0 was first released? Yeah, the "Byte
Bald" was there for the pun, on the very same day :)
Well, that's all gone by now.
Northern hemisphere seasons are the new norm and that's about two main
reasons: first, it's where I live; second, due to an undeniable global
warming effect pervading the globe, all geographical temperate zones are
simply on the edge of extinction. More or less in a couple of decades or
so. For the sake of brevity, I will just leave it like paying homage to
those natural concepts that are facing an inexorable fate.
And yet, there're still the good news:
Qtractor 0.8.4 (end of summer'17) released!
- Assigned MIDI Controllers to plug-in's Activate switch are now finally
saved and (re)loaded properly across sessions.
- Audio clip panning option property is now being introduced.
- Out-of-process (aka. dummy) VST plug-in inventory scanning now
restarts automatically and resumes processing in case of a premature
exit/crash; VST plug-in inventory scan/cache persistency is now in place.
- Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent from
build/configure template chains.
- Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo file
- Changing the View/Options.../Display/Custom/Style theme takes effect
immediately unless it's back to "(default)".
- Slightly slower but better approximation to IEEE 32bit floating point
cubic root ie. cbrtf().
Qtractor  is an audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application
written in C++ with the Qt framework . Target platform is Linux,
where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK ) for audio and the
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA ) for MIDI are the main
infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio
workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio.
- source tarball:
- source package:
- binary packages (openSUSE Tubleweed):
- AppImage  packages:
Wiki (help wanted!):
- static rendering:
- user manual & how-to's:
Qtractor  is free, open-source Linux Audio  software,
distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL )
version 2 or later.
 Qtractor - An audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer
 Qt framework, C++ class library and tools for
cross-platform application and UI development
 JACK Audio Connection Kit
 ALSA, Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
 Linux Audio consortium of libre software for audio-related work
 GPL - GNU General Public License
 AppImage, Linux apps that run anywhere
Enjoy && Keep having fun.
rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela
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