[LAU] Release: New Session Manager Version 1.3

rosea.grammostola rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 11:13:33 CEST 2020

Quite a hijack...

No credits to the original author in the release announcement, which is 
quite disrespectful. He did finally solve the session management problem 
on Linuxaudio with Non-Session-Manager after several attempts by some 
serious skilled programmers.

Release around midnight Europe time.

Very classy guys.

I've had e-mail contact with Nils twice about NSM this week. No word 
about this hijack/fork. All though I understand in some way that a fork 
is a logical consequence and I'm not totally against (maybe the timing), 
you guys really act like little boys or girls in high-school.


On 6/17/20 11:52 PM, software at linuxaudio.org wrote:
> Linuxaudio.org presents: New Session Manager Version 1.3
> 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 
> cooperative applications.
> 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.
> New-Session-Manager is already included as binary package in Archlinux 
> and KXStudio and will eventually replace Non-Session-Manager. You can 
> find the source release on Github:
> https://github.com/linuxaudio/new-session-manager/releases/tag/v1.3
> Bullet Points
> * Drop-In replacement for the non-session-manager daemon nsmd and 
> tools (e.g. jackpatch)
> * 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 session manager for 
> Linux distributions
> Changes since non-session-manager v1.2 (2017-07-08)
> * Rebranding to "new session manager"
> * Upstream GUI tools "non-session-manager" and "nsm-proxy" converted 
> to standard FLTK instead of a custom toolkit
> * New message /nsm/gui/session/root raises NSM_API_VERSION_MINOR from 
> 0 to 1 (1.0 -> 1.1)
> * Changed build system to meson
> * License upgraded to GPLv3
> * Simplified file structure
> * Fix compiler warnings.
> This is a joint release from multiple people under the linuxaudio.org 
> "brand".
> https://github.com/linuxaudio/new-session-manager
> Greetings,
> dvzrv, falktx and nils
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