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While the world's doing other stuff, there's been some updates of apps and utilities that might be more important.

So, without further ado:

Fons has just released Jconv-0.8.0, an update from v0.2.0. (big jump)

you can find the download at:

http://www.kokkinizita.net/linuxaudio/d ... index.html

and you'll need the updated zita-convolver lib as well, as he's updated that too.
(version 1.0.0 is the new one.)

Thanks Fons!

Also thanks to Erik for the updated libsndfile, now officially version 18. This is an important one, not only for Jconv, but Ardour as well.

Announcement is here:


and version 19 is taking shape, so stay tuned.

Thanks Erik!

UbuntuStudio jaunty RT kernel is now up for testing, so those who can, please try it out and report back to the devs. It's been a ton of work for them, and they're keen to get it running sweetly for us users.

Here's the mailing list announcement, from Luke at UBStudio:

Hi all
We are getting to that time, when testing for the alpha 6, beta, and final releases is somewhat important. Having well tested disks means a good release. I ask all of you to consider giving an hour or so to help with the testing effort.

We are currently testing the alpha 6 release of UbuntuStudio, which is due out in a day or so. There will then be the beta release in approximately two weeks, then the final release in mid to late April, which all needs testing.

To get started, head over to http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com, select UbuntuStudio, and sign up for an account. There are links there to explain what you have to do, and the tests you have to do. If you have any questions, feel free to reply to my mail, and one of the team will get back to you, or head onto IRC, connect to freenode.net, and join #ubuntustudio-devel.

Again, any help is much appreciated.

Thanks for your time.


And a quick reminder that 64Studio 3.0 is fast taking shape, and betas are already out for testing.

Downloads for beta 3 can be found at:


I'm particularly enthused that the 64Studio team are going with a 2.6.29 RT kernel, given the challenges that some have faced with v26.v27. etc...

The usual provisos apply for testing releases, and the plain common sense of not using freshly baked apps or distros for mission critical work, until you're sure it works properly.

And for those who get their good vibes with Csound, this from Andres at QuteCsound taken from the LAU mailing list:

Andres Cabrera

Hi all,

I'm pleased to announce QuteCsound version 0.4. This version
incorporates new features and bug fixes arising from the 3 previous
Release Candidate releases.

QuteCsound is a simple frontend for Csound featuring a highlighting
editor with autocomplete, interactive widgets and integrated help. It
is a cross-platform drop in replacement for MacCsound (it can open
files created in MacCsound), and aims to be a simple yet powerful and
complete development environment for Csound.

QuteCsound 0.4 has been tested on Windows, OS X, Linux and Solaris,
and it is free software released under the GPL.

You can get it here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfile ... _id=664354

There's more information here:

Questions, comments and suggestions can be posted to the main Csound
mailing list, or join the QuteCsound users mailing list at:
http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/list ... ound-users

Thanks very much to all the people (particularly Joachim Heintz), who
have provided great feedback and ideas to improve QuteCsound. Also a
big thanks to Andy Fillebrown for the fixes for Windows and for
preparing the Windows installers.


Changes from version 0.4RC2:

- Added "_Browse" channel for value buttons, which open a browse file
dialog and send the selected file name to any widget with the same
channel which can receive strings, like LineEdit. Added this feature
to the reserved channels example.
- New tutorials and example files, with clearer names. The examples
can now be run directly WITHOUT saving, which is very handy especially
for testing audio IO.
- Console text font color can now be changed
- Added a close tab button on the right corner of the tabs panel.
- Modified execute code for Windows (for external utilities and terminal)
- Added option to enable/disable line wrap
- Added clear option to console context menus
- MacCsound output filename is now parsed and added to the options
- Added new FM and additive examples

- Improved stability
- Files with extensions different to csd, orc and sco can now be opened
- External programs and terminal are now launched correctly on all platforms
- Fixed storing changes in widget panel when tab changes
- Graph widget now displays graphs generated by ftgen
- Widget values are now properly sent for the first control period
- Files now open properly on OS X when double clicked from the Finder
- Fixed problem when buffering messages
- Fixed problems with filenames with spaces when rendering or opening
in external programs
- MacCsound sections are only created if save Widgets preference is set
- New default file more consistent with current state.
- Files are now not marked as modified when changing tabs
- Fixed path of Manual for newer versions
- Fixed resizing and moving widget edit frames when changed from the
properties dialog


A couple of quickies to keep an eye on:

Ardour3. (Making good progress, particularly the midi code being written.)
Denemo. (These chaps are flying at the moment. Denemo is changing shape almost daily.)

A lot going on for us linux audio users, and more to come!


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Re: Updates!

Post by studio32 »

thanks for the update!
Non-Session-Manager | FYI: Arch Linux / KXstudio do offer graphically less optimized packages (without NTK toolkit) of the original NSM GUI since June 2020. Original NSM GUI with NTK toolkit here

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