[Jack-Devel] [ANN] The QStuff* End of Autumn'17 Release

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[Jack-Devel] [ANN] The QStuff* End of Autumn'17 Release

Rui Nuno Capela
Hello everybody!

The Qstuff* End of Autumn'17 release bundle is getting wrapped up...

* QjackCtl 0.5.0
* Qsynth 0.5.0
* QXGEdit 0.5.0
* QmidiCtl 0.5.0
* QmidiNet 0.5.0

Please enjoy this classic batch and have lots of fun!


**QjackCtl - JACK Audio Connection Kit Qt GUI Interface [1]**

  QjackCtl 0.5.0 (end-of-autumn'17) released!

QjackCtl [1] is a(n ageing but still) simple Qt [6] application to
control the JACK [7] sound server, for the Linux Audio [11] infrastructure.

Website:
  http://qjackctl.sourceforge.net
  https://qjackctl.sourceforge.io

Project page:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qjackctl

Downloads:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qjackctl/files
- source tarball:
  http://download.sf.net/qjackctl/qjackctl-0.5.0.tar.gz
- source package:
  http://download.sf.net/qjackctl/qjackctl-0.5.0-29.rncbc.suse.src.rpm
- binary packages:
  http://download.sf.net/qjackctl/qjackctl-0.5.0-29.rncbc.suse.i586.rpm
  http://download.sf.net/qjackctl/qjackctl-0.5.0-29.rncbc.suse.x86_64.rpm
- AppImage [19] packages:
  http://download.sf.net/qjackctl/qjackctl-0.5.0-1.x86_64.AppImage

Git repos:
  http://git.code.sf.net/p/qjackctl/code
  https://github.com/rncbc/qjackctl.git
  https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qjackctl.git
  https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qjackctl.git

Change-log:
- Current preset is always taken into account if ever changes while the
Setup dialog is hidden (eg. via context menu).
- Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent from
build/configure template chains.
- Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo file
(formerly AppData).


**Qsynth - A fluidsynth Qt GUI Interface [2]**

  Qsynth 0.5.0 (end-of-autumn'17) released!

Qsynth [2] is a FluidSynth [9] GUI front-end application written in C++
around the Qt [6] framework using Qt Designer.

Website:
  http://qsynth.sourceforge.net
  https://qsynth.sourceforge.io

Project page:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qsynth

Downloads:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qsynth/files
- source tarball:
  http://download.sf.net/qsynth/qsynth-0.5.0.tar.gz
- source package:
  http://download.sf.net/qsynth/qsynth-0.5.0-11.rncbc.suse.src.rpm
- binary packages:
  http://download.sf.net/qsynth/qsynth-0.5.0-11.rncbc.suse.i586.rpm
  http://download.sf.net/qsynth/qsynth-0.5.0-11.rncbc.suse.x86_64.rpm
- AppImage [19] packages:
  http://download.sf.net/qsynth/qsynth-0.5.0-1.x86_64.AppImage

Git repos:
  http://git.code.sf.net/p/qsynth/code
  https://github.com/rncbc/qsynth.git
  https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qsynth.git
  https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qsynth.git

Change-log:
- Added *.SF3 to soundfont files filter on Setup > Soundfonts > Open...
file dialog.
- Increased Soundfont bank-offset limit to 16384 (was 128).
- Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent from
build/configure template chains.
- Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo file
(formerly AppData).


**QXGEdit - A Qt XG Editor [3]**

  QXGEdit 0.5.0 (end-of-autumn'17) released!

QXGEdit [3] is a live XG instrument editor, specialized on editing MIDI
System Exclusive files (.syx) for the Yamaha DB50XG [13] and thus
probably a baseline for many other XG devices.

Website:
  http://qxgedit.sourceforge.net
  https://qxgedit.sourceforge.io

Project page:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qxgedit

Downloads:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qxgedit/files
- source tarball:
  http://download.sf.net/qxgedit/qxgedit-0.5.0.tar.gz
- source package:
  http://download.sf.net/qxgedit/qxgedit-0.5.0-11.rncbc.suse.src.rpm
- binary packages:
  http://download.sf.net/qxgedit/qxgedit-0.5.0-11.rncbc.suse.i586.rpm
  http://download.sf.net/qxgedit/qxgedit-0.5.0-11.rncbc.suse.x86_64.rpm
- AppImage [19] packages:
  http://download.sf.net/qxgedit/qxgedit-0.5.0-1.x86_64.AppImage

Git repos:
  http://git.code.sf.net/p/qxgedit/code
  https://github.com/rncbc/qxgedit.git
  https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qxgedit.git
  https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qxgedit.git

Change-log:
- Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent from
build/configure template chains.
- Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo file
(formerly AppData).
- Changing the View/Options.../General/Widget style theme now takes
effect immediately unless it's to "(default)".


**QmidiCtl - A MIDI Remote Controller via UDP/IP Multicast [4]**

  QmidiCtl 0.5.0 (end-of-autumn'17) released!

QmidiCtl [4] is a MIDI remote controller application that sends MIDI
data over the network, using UDP/IP multicast. Inspired by multimidicast
[14] and designed to be compatible with ipMIDI [15] for Windows.
QmidiCtl [5] has been primarily designed for the Maemo [16] enabled
handheld devices, namely the Nokia N900 [17] and also being promoted to
the Maemo Package repositories [20]. Nevertheless, QmidiCtl may still be
found effective as a regular desktop application as well.

Website:
  http://qmidictl.sourceforge.net
  https://qmidictl.sourceforge.io

Project page:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidictl

Downloads:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidictl/files
- source tarball:
  http://download.sf.net/qmidictl/qmidictl-0.5.0.tar.gz
- source package:
  http://download.sf.net/qmidictl/qmidictl-0.5.0-12.rncbc.suse.src.rpm
- binary packages:
  http://download.sf.net/qmidictl/qmidictl-0.5.0-12.rncbc.suse.i586.rpm
  http://download.sf.net/qmidictl/qmidictl-0.5.0-12.rncbc.suse.x86_64.rpm
- AppImage [19] packages:
  http://download.sf.net/qmidictl/qmidictl-0.5.0-1.x86_64.AppImage

Git repos:
  http://git.code.sf.net/p/qmidictl/code
  https://github.com/rncbc/qmidictl.git
  https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qmidictl.git
  https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qmidictl.git

Change-log:
- Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent from
build/configure template chains.
- Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo file
(formerly AppData).


**QmidiNet -  A MIDI Network Gateway via UDP/IP Multicast [5]**

  QmidiNet 0.5.0 (end-of-autumn'17) released!

QmidiNet [5] is a MIDI network gateway application that sends and
receives MIDI data (ALSA-MIDI and JACK-MIDI) over the network, using
UDP/IP multicast. Inspired by multimidicast [14] and designed to be
compatible with ipMIDI [15] for Windows.

Website:
  http://qmidinet.sourceforge.net
  https://qmidinet.sourceforge.io

Project page:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidinet

Downloads:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidinet/files
- source tarball:
  http://download.sf.net/qmidinet/qmidinet-0.5.0.tar.gz
- source package:
  http://download.sf.net/qmidinet/qmidinet-0.5.0-13.rncbc.suse.src.rpm
- binary packages:
  http://download.sf.net/qmidinet/qmidinet-0.5.0-13.rncbc.suse.i586.rpm
  http://download.sf.net/qmidinet/qmidinet-0.5.0-13.rncbc.suse.x86_64.rpm
- AppImage [19] packages:
  http://download.sf.net/qmidinet/qmidinet-0.5.0-1.x86_64.AppImage

Git repos:
  http://git.code.sf.net/p/qmidinet/code
  https://github.com/rncbc/qmidinet.git
  https://gitlab.com/rncbc/qmidinet.git
  https://bitbucket.com/rncbc/qmidinet.git

Change-log:
- Desktop entry specification file is now finally independent from
build/configure template chains.
- Updated target path for freedesktop.org's AppStream metainfo file
(formerly AppData).


License:
  All of the Qstuff* are free, open-source Linux Audio [11] software,
distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL [12])
version 2 or later.


References:

 [1] QjackCtl - A JACK Audio Connection Kit Qt GUI Interface
     http://qjackctl.sourceforge.net

 [2] Qsynth - A fluidsynth Qt GUI Interface
     http://qsynth.sourceforge.net

 [3] QXGEdit - A Qt XG Editor
     http://qxgedit.sourceforge.net

 [4] QmidiCtl - A MIDI Remote Controller via UDP/IP Multicast
     http://qmidictl.sourceforge.net

 [5] QmidiNet - A MIDI Network Gateway via UDP/IP Multicast
     http://qmidinet.sourceforge.net

 [6] Qt framework, C++ class library and tools for
     cross-platform application and UI development
     http://qt.io/

 [7] JACK Audio Connection Kit
     http://jackaudio.org

 [8] ALSA, Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
     http://www.alsa-project.org/

 [9] FluidSynth - A SoundFont Synthesizer
     A real-time software synthesizer based on SoundFont 2 specifications
     http://www.fluidsynth.org

[10] LinuxSampler - The Linux Sampler Project
     A modular, streaming capable, realtime audio sampler
     http://www.linuxsampler.org

[11] Linux Audio consortium of libre software for audio-related work
     http://linuxaudio.org

[12] GPL - GNU General Public License
     http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html

[13] Yamaha DB50XG
     http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1996_articles/may96/yamahadb50xg.html

[14] multimidicast - sends and receives MIDI from ALSA sequencers over
network
     http://llg.cubic.org/tools/multimidicast

[15] ipMIDI - MIDI over Ethernet ports - send MIDI over your LAN
     http://nerds.de

[16] Maemo.org - Home of the Maemo community
     http://www.maemo.org

[17] Maemo.org Wiki - Nokia N900
     http://wiki.maemo.org/Nokia_N900

[18] Maemo.org - Downloads: QmidiCtl
     http://maemo.org/downloads/product/Maemo5/qmidictl

[19] AppImage, Linux apps that run anywhere
     http://appimage.org/


See also:
  http://www.rncbc.org/drupal/node/1876


Enjoy && keep having fun!
--
rncbc aka. Rui Nuno Capela
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