AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!

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AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!

Postby GMaq » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:32 pm

AV Linux 2018.4.12 has been Released!!


-Updated 4.9.76 RT Kernel with KPTI 'Meltdown' security patch (64bit AVL Only) - Thanks Trulan Martin!
*KPTI can be disabled at boot, see Manual page 76, Be aware no 32bit KPTI patch exists!
-Numerous important fixes to compatibility with KXStudio Repos - Thanks falkTX!
-Updated and fixed outdated Cin 5.1 and Spotify Repositories.
-WineASIO now works properly.
-Removed Grub-Customizer because it doesn't work on UEFI installs.


-ISO files now have accompanying MD5 and SHA256 files, verify your downloads! (Manual page 5)
-Optional 'lowlatency' Kernels (Required for Proprietary Video Drivers) - Thanks Trulan Martin!
-Optional 'SGFXI' Proprietary Video Driver Install (Requires 'lowlatency' Kernel).
-UEFI install (64bit AVL only) *So far only tested in VBox! - Thanks korakios and arjepsen!
-Wine-Staging replaces Debian's Wine packaging and WineHQ Repos have been added.
-Added firmware for Echo Audio devices
-Dynamic CPU Frequency adjustment (in 'Settings' menu) - Thanks korakios!
-Realtime Quick Config scan to check system tuning - Thanks raboof!
-Standalone AV Linux DD LiveUSB Writer to create ISOHybrid LiveUSB keys - Thanks Tony Brijeski!
-Simple Killswitch Utility to shut down unwanted processes.
-Kdenlive is back on the menu!
-Yoshimi comes back! - Thanks Will Godfrey!
-Xhip Synth and Plugins http://xhip.net/ - Thanks acidose!
-LinVST (64bit AVL only) - Thanks osxmidi!
-SFZero SFZ Instrument Plugin - Thanks osxmidi!
-Noise Repellent Noise Reduction Plugin - Thanks lucianodato!
-Added new Shuriken Beat Slicer Repositories - Thanks rockhopper!
-Added Dragonfly Reverb plugins - Thanks Michael Willis, rghvdberg!
-Cool Retro Terminal... it's just for fun!


-AVL User Manual is now 130 pages with numerous additions, expanded content and clarifications.
-Official bundled builds of Ardour 5.12, ArdourVST 5.12 (32bit AVL only) - Thanks Paul Davis, Robin Gareus et al!
-Harrison Mixbus 4.3 and Plugin Demos- Thanks Ben Loftis, Robin Gareus!
-All Applications and Plugins from the KXStudio Repos are synced and updated - Thanks falkTX and all FOSS developers!
-AVL Drumkits LV2 0.2.3 - Thanks Robin Gareus!
-Cinelerra 'Cin 5.1' Video Editor (SO many improvements!!) - Thanks Goodguy, Phyllis!
-LSP Plugins 1.1.1 - Thanks sadko4u!
-Shuriken Beat Slicer 0.5.1 - Thanks rockhopper!
-Polyphone 1.8.
-Quick Updater Utility cleaned up.


anahata, ByteMark, and Jeremy Jongepier at linuxaudio.org for Download facilities!
rockhopper, NUMAflex, drwhat - ISO Testing
jjfro, drwhat, ufug, magicalex and all other Manual Proofreaders!


-KPTI will introduce a performance hit, it's debatable how much it will impact Audio work but it does have an impact.
*KPTI can be disabled which will restore performance but leave your machine vulnerable to the 'Meltdown' exploit.
-Booting is slower on UEFI computers and getting to login takes longer.
-A recent update of Unetbootin no longer works to create bootable LiveUSB Keys of AV Linux 2018.
-AV Linux contains a new AV Linux DD LiveUSB Writer to write LiveUSB Keys with DD
For those on other Deb-based Distros this is packaged here:
http://www.bandshed.net/packages/avl2us ... -1_all.deb
Otherwise writing to USB Key with DD from commandline will also work.


If you're new to AV Linux or Linux Audio in general you NEED to RTFM!

*OK, GET AV Linux 2018 HERE!:



The documentation for AV Linux alone is a time investment of many hours not to mention curating an entire OS that is convenient to use and ready for professional grade Audio and Video production at your fingertips. My sincere and heartfelt thanks to those who have already donated and supported the project. It is my own choice to share my time and efforts on making AV Linux available but I think in the bigger picture communities work best when when there is engagement by both sides. I would also ask that that people consider donating to falkTX's KXStudio project which has greatly enriched not only AV Linux but also all Debian/Ubuntu derivatives..

Please consider hitting the yellow Paypal button on the AV Linux website, ANY amount is welcomed and appreciated thanks!

Glen MacArthur - AV Linux Maintainer
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Re: AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!

Postby sadko4u » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:47 pm

Happy new release, Glen!
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Re: AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!

Postby Drazen » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:14 pm

Great... thanks Glen!


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Re: AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!

Postby Michael Willis » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:25 pm

Great work! I know that you kind of dismiss this as just cobbling together stuff that other people make, but seriously, this is a tremendous work.

GMaq wrote:-Added Dragonfly Reverb plugins - Thanks Michael Willis, rghvdberg!

Nice! I thought I missed the deadline for sure. :lol:

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Re: AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!

Postby lucianodato » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:30 pm

Great work Glenn :D !
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Re: AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!

Postby folderol » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:06 pm

Excellent news.
Thanks for all your hard work
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Re: AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!

Postby tramp » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:08 am

Congratulations, Glen.

Nice work, I'm glade to see a great project moving forward.

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Re: AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!

Postby khz » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:53 am

FZ - Does humor belongs in Music?
GNU/LINUX@AUDIO ~ /Wiki $ Howto.Info && GNU/Linux Debian installing >> Linux Audio Workstation LAW
    I don't care about the freedom of speech because I have nothing to say.

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Re: AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!

Postby jiff41 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:59 pm

Nice one! :D
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Re: AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!

Postby GMaq » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:23 pm

Hello and thanks all for the encouraging comments! :D

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Re: AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!

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Re: AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!

Postby ubuntuuser » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:08 pm

Great distro.

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Re: AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!

Postby barbouze » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:47 pm

Not using it personally but installed its previous version for my brother. Definitely great distro you brought us! The documentation itself is impressive :D

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Re: AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!

Postby nilshi » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:55 pm

Thank you for the work and the release!

After all these years I gave AVLinux a try and I'm currently installing and configuring my own system and will install it on around 15 laptops used in my school and classes for audio production.

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Re: AV Linux 2018.4.12 Released!

Postby GMaq » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:45 am

Thanks guys!


Great to hear that you're finding it useful and taking advantage of the ISO creation aspect of it!

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