Fedora 12 Update: ardour-2.8.10-1.fc12

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Fedora Update Notification
2010-06-02 17:32:10

Name        : ardour
Product     : Fedora 12
Version     : 2.8.10
Release     : 1.fc12
URL         : http://ardour.org
Summary     : Multichannel Digital Audio Workstation
Description :
Ardour is a multichannel hard disk recorder (HDR) and digital audio workstation
(DAW). It is capable of simultaneous recording 24 or more channels of 32 bit
audio at 48kHz. Ardour is intended to function as a "professional" HDR system,
replacing dedicated hardware solutions such as the Mackie HDR, the Tascam 2424
and more traditional tape systems like the Alesis ADAT series. It is also
intended to provide the same or better functionality as software systems such
as ProTools, Samplitude, Logic Audio, Nuendo and Cubase VST (we acknowledge
these and all other names as trademarks of their respective owners). It
supports MIDI Machine Control, and so can be controlled from any MMC
controller, such as the Mackie Digital 8 Bus mixer and many other modern
digital mixers.

Update Information:

ardour-2.8.10:    keyboard presses and releases are now correctly sent to Ardour
created plugin GUIs (e.g. for LADSPA plugins), making it possible to use the
keyboard to set parameter values and define preset names.    In addition, Ardour
will no longer abort if your home directory is not writable, but exits cleanly
with a (hopefully) clear error message. This bug really only affects first time
users who have been playing around with their system in an unwise fashion.
ardour-2.8.9:    Just a couple of days since 2.8.8, and Ardour 2.8.9 is
available.    Why? It turned out that the infamous mute bug (which caused the
mute  button to do nothing) was actually not fixed in 2.8.8 (or prior  versions
where this has been claimed). This has been one of the worst regressions of
recent versions of Ardour, and I mistakenly blamed  packagers and distributions
for it. Thankfully ardour.org member  the_CLA spent time with me on IRC and we
finally proved to my  satisfaction that the bug was really in Ardour. Its now
fixed,  hopefully forever.    ardour-2.8.8:    Finally, its June and Ardour
2.8.8 is finally here.    Although this is primarily a bug-fix release, some of
the "bugs" fixed  are so pervasive and significant that they could almost count
as new  features. In particular, automation editing has finally arrived at a
place that people with experience on other DAWs may consider actually  usable.
Issues with alignment of new and existing recorded material  are addressed too,
and there are lots of other bug fixes for issues  small and large (including 3
or 4 crashing bugs). Anybody using Ardour 2.8.7 or  earlier should upgrade to
enjoy increased stability and better  functionality.    This is the last
feature-adding release of the 2.8 series. The next  release of Ardour will be
version 3.0-alpha1 (unless notable  regressions are discovered in 2.8.8).
IMPORTANT FIXES    Dramatic improvements to automation editing so that it more
or less  works as anyone might expect. DOWNSIDE: for this release, the display
of automation data is not updated in realtime while in write/touch  mode. This
will be fixed in a future release.  Correct very strange and erratic punch
recording behaviour that would  create regions on tracks that were not record
enabled  Fix crash when zooming canvas repeatedly  Fix handling of files larger
than 2GB that could cause very slow  reload of existing sessions (speedup was
from 9 minutes to 30 seconds)  Subtle but important change that may fix issues
with recording not  placing material in the correct location on the timeline
Correctly order signal processing after adding a send (fixes issues  with
placement of recorded material)  Regions overlapped by 2 other regions will now
no longer semi-randomly  fail to be audible during playback  Region exports and
bounces now use region fade in and fade out curves.    USEFUL FIXES    Save &
recall port insert latency values  JACK Latency = 256 menu option now works
Importing files with the "Sequence files" option now works  Cleanup LV2
"external gui" extension support  Clear solo state when deleting a route that is
soloed  Notify user that deleting a route will save the session state  Ellipsize
long names in the track/bus inspector  Force exported AIFF files to be big-
endian  Anchor the crossfade start and end points so that they cannot be edited
Correctly retain MIDI bindings for global transport controls  Do not burn 100%
of a CPU's available cycles if disconnected from JACK  Put the fixed size
columns (check marks) on the left side of the  mixer's track and group lists for
easier access to their functionality  Fix strange behaviour when dragging
region(s) towards time zero  Rationalize track selection and range selection
Make selecting a range in mouse range mode work even if there is  already a time
selection  When splitting N-channel regions to mono regions, each new region
shows up as its own region, not a child of the original  Clearing an automation
track of data no longer generates an error when  next loading the session
("Cannot reconstitute XML history node ...")    HANDY NEW FEATURES    Include
links in Help menu to the tutorial and reference manuals  switch from ctrl-drag
to alt-drag for "drag-selection-as-region"  change automation track selection
model slightly so that auto tracks  are highlighted as expected. only show range
boxes when the automation  will actually get edited. clicking an automation
track should show the  editor-mixer for the parent track  Configurable behaviour
when an N channel track plays a region that has  less than N channels (silence
or replicate the last channel). Default  is silence.    TRANSLATION UPDATES
Spanish (Pablo Fernández)  French (Raphaël Doursenaud)    CONTRIBUTORS    Carl
Hetherington, Lucus, DHess, Ben Loftis and Old Man Davis

* Wed Jun 16 2010 Orcan Ogetbil <oget [DOT] fedora [AT] gmail [DOT] com> 2.8.10-1
- New upstream release 2.8.10.
* Wed Jun  2 2010 Orcan Ogetbil <oget [DOT] fedora [AT] gmail [DOT] com> 2.8.9-1
- New upstream release 2.8.9.
* Tue Jun  1 2010 Orcan Ogetbil <oget [DOT] fedora [AT] gmail [DOT] com> 2.8.8-1
- New upstream release 2.8.8.
* Fri Feb  5 2010 Orcan Ogetbil <oget [DOT] fedora [AT] gmail [DOT] com> 2.8.7-1
- New upstream release 2.8.7.
* Sat Jan 30 2010 Orcan Ogetbil <oget [DOT] fedora [AT] gmail [DOT] com> 2.8.6-1
- New upstream release 2.8.6.
* Sat Nov 14 2009 Orcan Ogetbil <oget [DOT] fedora [AT] gmail [DOT] com> 2.8.4-1
- New upstream release 2.8.4.
* Thu Nov 12 2009 Orcan Ogetbil <oget [DOT] fedora [AT] gmail [DOT] com> 2.8.3-1
- New upstream release 2.8.3.

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update ardour' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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