[LAA] [ANN] Ecasound 2.4.6 released

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Date: Monday, August 13, 2007 - 11:11 pm

Hello all,

Ecasound 2.4.6 has been released! Releases notes follow:

1. Summary of changes

Ability to specify a custom configuration resource file
has been added. Several long-standing bugs have been fixed.=20
The licensing of rubyecasound has been changed.

2. What is Ecasound?

Ecasound is a software package designed for multitrack audio
processing. It can be used for simple tasks like audio playback,=20
recording and format conversions, as well as for multitrack effect=20
processing, mixing, recording and signal recycling. Ecasound supports=20
a wide range of audio inputs, outputs and effect algorithms.=20
Effects and audio objects can be combined in various ways, and their
parameters can be controlled by operator objects like oscillators=20
and MIDI-CCs. A versatile console mode user-interface is included=20
in the package.

Primary platform for running Ecasound is GNU/Linux. Ecasound can=20
also be run on many UNIX-derived systems such as FreeBSD, Mac OS X=20
and Solaris. Limited support for Windows is available through=20
Cygwin. Ecasound is licensed under the GPL. The Ecasound Control=20
Interface (ECI) is licensed under the LGPL.

3. Changes since last release

* Ability to specify a custom resource file has been added.
This allows to use different settings for different sessions,
without having to modify system wide, nor user's default,
settings. Additionally, by specifying a null resource file,
accesses to global and user resource files can be disabled.
This can be done with the '-R' ecasound option and 'resource-file'
interactive mode command (see ecasound (1) and ecasoundrc (5) man

* License of rubyecasound, Ruby implementaion of the Ecasound
Control Interface (ECI), has been changed from GPL to LGPL. This
aligns rubyecasound with other ECI implementations.

* Fixes to many long-standing bugs. See the full change list
for details.

Full list of changes is available at:
- http://www.eca.cx/ecasound/history.php

4. Interface and configuration file changes

None in this release.

5. Contributors to this release

Patches - Accepted code, documentation and build system changes

* Martin Michlmayr (1)
Header inclusion errors reported by GCC 4.3
* Junichi Uekawa (1)
Incorrect page numbers in TOC of the programmer's and user's guides

Bug Hunting - Reports that led to bugfixes (items closed)

* Joe Planisky (1)
Bug in time crop gate (-gc).
* R=E9mi Rouaud (1)
Parsing bugs triggered by localized LADSPA plugins
* Aaron Heller and Etienne Deleflie (1)
Chainsetups with loop devices would run infinitely

Feature suggestions - Ideas that led to new features (items)

* Klaus Schulz and Keith Creasy (1)
Ability to specify a custom ecasound resource file

6. Links and files

Web site (and mirrors):
=09http://eca.cx (fi)
=09http://ecasound.seul.org (us)
=09http://ecasound.sourceforge.net (us)

Source packages:
=09md5sum: b095cacd668d67438f75ea8336b9eed0

List of distributions with maintained Ecasound support:
=09See http://eca.cx/ecasound/download.php

links, my public keys, etc at http://eca.cx/kv

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