Ardour 2.8.10 is released into the wild today, primarily to fix an
annoying regression in 2.8.9:
* keyboard presses and releases are now correctly sent to Ardour
created plugin GUIs (e.g. for LADSPA plugins), making it possible to
use the keyboard to set parameter values and define preset names.
In addition, Ardour will no longer abort if your home directory is not
writable, but exits cleanly with a (hopefully) clear error message.
This bug really only affects first time users who have been playing
around with their system in an unwise fashion.