here's version 2.3.5. Not too many changes, but still enough to warrant a
I also want to use this opportunity for the following:
Ecasound website address has changed. The new address is
This replaces the old (but still functional) website at
http://www.wakkanet.fi/~kaiv/ecasound/. Note that also all the subpages
have been modified. I've added some redirect pages, but the old site will
only be available for a limited time. Please update any links that point
to the old website.
And also, my email address has changed (see from).
CVS is tagged with 'v2_3_5' as usual, and here are the full details:
1. Summary of changes
Various Mac OS X specific build issues have been resolved. Minor
changes have been made to the OSS soundcard support to avoid
limitations of certain OSS drivers. Many minor updates have been made
to user documentation and to build system scripts.
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.
Primary platform for running Ecasound is GNU/Linux. Ecasound can
also be run on many UNIX-derived systems such as FreeBSD, Mac OS X
and Solaris. Limited support for Windows is available through
Cygwin. Ecasound is licensed under the GPL. The Ecasound Control
Interface (ECI) is licensed under the LGPL.
3. Changes since last release
* With this version, Ecasound can now really be compiled for MacOS X.
This has been tested on various 10.3.x systems. Also JACK support
is reported to work under OS X.
Full list of changes is available at
4. Interface and configuration file changes
Patches - Accepted code, documentation and build system changes
Berndtgen Manfred (1) -- ecasignalview build error
Kai Vehmanen () -- various
Bug Hunting - Reports that led to bugfixes (items closed)
jcw (1) -- MacOS-X build errors.
kito -at- gentoo-org (1) -- MacOS-X build errors.
Stéphane Letz (1) -- Builds errors related to JACK and MacOS-X.
Paul Marquardt (1) -- Mac OS X build errors.
Raul Megelas (1) -- OSS-devices with no GETBLKSIZE support.
6. Links and files
Distributions with maintained Ecasound support:
Audio software for Linux!