[LAU] The new GUI of QjackCtl renders QjackCtl unusable

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Jan 29 01:52:33 CET 2019


since I'm using Linux nowadays more or less only for mastering with
imported audio files, I didn't notice a disastrous change of the
qjackctl GUI, that seemingly already happened a while ago.

The "Connect" window is replaced by a "Graph" window.

Complex connections are never easy to track visually, but at least the
old "Connect" GUI is clear, concise, well-structured and readable.

The new "Graph" GUI is seemingly an attempt to draw virtual Pollock
pictures, see https://i.imgur.com/3TFRGZF.png, even the text became
unreadable. However, even without way too small text at tolerable
zooming for the graph, in one colour on nearly the same colour and even
without shadow effects, the way the routing is displayed by default
renders qjackctl unusable.

I'm aware that it is possible to move the items, I also can move my
computer, synthesizers, mixing console, effects, but for good reasons I
don't want to move anything from one to another place, if my intention
is to restore a session and to make music.

Searching for the last usable qjackctl release, I found out that the last
version providing the usable "Connect" GUI is 0.5.2.

[rocketmouse at archlinux tmp]$ cat /var/log/pacman.log | grep qjackctl | grep grade | tail -4
[2019-01-29 01:12] [ALPM] downgraded qjackctl (0.5.5-1 -> 0.5.4-1)
[2019-01-29 01:13] [ALPM] downgraded qjackctl (0.5.4-1 -> 0.5.0-1)
[2019-01-29 01:14] [ALPM] upgraded qjackctl (0.5.0-1 -> 0.5.3-1)
[2019-01-29 01:16] [ALPM] downgraded qjackctl (0.5.3-1 -> 0.5.2-2)

Am I the only one who wants to get back the old GUI?


pacman -Q linux{,-rt{-securityink,-cornflower,,-pussytoes}}|cut -d\  -f2

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