1. A short summary of changes
Ecasound's emacs mode, ecasound.el, has been updated to
version 0.8.3. Due to severe bugs found in the native Python
ECI implementation, the C implementation has been again set as
the default. Minor interoperability problems with older JACK
releases and Ecasound have been fixed. A bug that caused builds
against an external libreadline to fail, has been fixed.
Also recording problems with the WinTv 401Dbx and other
bt878-based devices have been fixed. This release is compatible
with the upcoming alsa-lib-1.0 releases.
2. What is Ecasound?
Ecasound is a software package designed for multitrack audio
processing. It can be used for simple tasks like audio playback,
recording and format conversions, as well as for multitrack effect
processing, mixing, recording and signal recycling. Ecasound supports
a wide range of audio inputs, outputs and effect algorithms.
Effects and audio objects can be combined in various ways, and their
parameters can be controlled by operator objects like oscillators
and MIDI-CCs. A versatile console mode user-interface is included
in the package.
Ecasound is licensed under the GPL. The Ecasound Control Interface
(ECI) is licensed under the LGPL.
3. Changes since last release
Full list of changes is available at
4. Interface and configuration file changes
Patches - Accepted code, documentation and build system changes
Mario Lang (ecasound.el updated to 0.8.3, doc typo fixes)
Junichi Uekawa (ecasound makefile bug, doc generation
Kai Vehmanen (various)
Bug Hunting - Reports that led to bugfixes (items closed)
Hirendra Hindocha (2) -- recording problems with WinTv 401dbx,
Stefan Bundt (1) -- ecacontrol.py breaks under heavy load
Dave Phillips (1) -- errors in EIAM help
Junichi Uekawa (1) -- compability bug with older JACK versions
6. Links and files
Distributions with maintained Ecasound support:
Agnula - http://www.agnula.org
Debian - http://www.debian.org
FreeBSD - http://www.freebsd.org/ports/audio.html
Gentoo Linux - http://www.gentoo.org
PLD Linux - http://www.pld.org.pl
SuSE Linux - http://www.suse.de/en
Contrib Packages and Add-On Distributions:
AudioSlack for Slackware - http://www.audioslack.com
PlanetCCRMA for RedHat/Fedora
Thac's RPMs for Mandrake - http://rpm.nyvalls.se
Apps.kde.com packages for Mandrake/Redhat/SuSE
Note! Distributors do not necessarily provide packages for
the very latest Ecasound version.
Audio software for Linux!