[LAU] Release: New Session Manager Version 1.4.0
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software at linuxaudio.org
Tue Jul 14 20:42:37 CEST 2020
Linuxaudio.org presents: New Session Manager Version 1.4.0
The theme for this release is to fix known bugs and issues with both the
original Non-Session-Manager ("nsmd") server as well as its GUI (our
"nsm-legacy-gui"). Problems and inconsistencies that have piled up for
years were finally cleaned up (full changelog below).
Users do not need to take any action (besides updating), the session
save-format remains unchanged. Client programs, or rather their
developers, do not need to change or adjust anything; all changes are
"under the hood".
We have no self-hosted website yet, but plan to establish one in the
future. Until then the project can be found on Github:
## Full Release Announcement:
New Session Manager (NSM) is a tool to assist music production by
grouping standalone programs into sessions. Your workflow becomes easy
to manage, robust and fast by leveraging the full potential of
It is a community version of the "NON Session Manager" and free in every
sense of the word: free of cost, free to share and use, free of spyware
or ads, free-and-open-source.
You can create a session, or project, add programs to it and then use
commands to save, start/stop, hide/show all programs at once, or
individually. At a later date you can then re-open the session and
continue where you left off.
All files belonging to the session will be saved in the same directory.
Check your distributions in a few days for New-Session-Manager 1.4.0
You can find the source release on Github:
* Drop-In replacement for the non-session-manager daemon nsmd and tools
* Simple and hassle-free build system to make packaging easy
* Possibility to react to sensible bug fixes that would not have been
integrated into original nsmd
* Stay upwards and downwards compatible with original nsmd
* Conservative and hesitant in regards to new features and
behaviour-changes, but possible in principle
* Keep the session-manager separate from the other NON* tools Mixer,
Sequencer and Timeline.
* Protect nsmd from vanishing from the internet one day.
* The goal is to become the de-facto standard music session manager for
Changes since new-session-manager v1.3.2 (2020-06-20)
Add documentation and manpages.
Highlight: Provide updated API-Document (core documentation) on
Overhaul look and feel.
Rewrite labels and buttons with unambiguous descriptions.
Protect text-input dialog windows from empty strings, like "Add New
Client" or "New Session"
Scale icons, support more icon formats.
Show all icons and buttons when attaching to a running nsmd session
Various small fixes.
Always show correct session name, no matter how the session was loaded
or how the GUI was started
NSM_API_VERSION_MINOR from 0 to 1 (1.0 -> 1.1)
Repair nsmd to correctly send client data when running headless and a
GUI announces later.
ClientId generation now prevent collision with existing IDs.
nsmd command line option --load-session to directly load one
Better detection of clients that failed to launch leads to faster
session startup (by 5 seconds)
Users get informed by client-label if an executable is not present on
the system or permission denied
Fixed reply for listing sessions from a plain "Done." to proper reply
path with empty string as terminal symbol "/reply", "/nsm/server/list",
Fix operation reply to last treated client instead to reply to sender
(Picot, Mathieu / houston)
/nsm/gui/session/name send consistent session name/relative-path pair
to the annouced GUI, no matter how the session was loaded.
:optional-gui: support to nsm.h, for other applications to include and
use. (Meyer, Hermann / brummer )
This is a joint release from multiple people under the linuxaudio.org
dvzrv, falktx and nils
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