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[fluid-dev] [ANN] Qsynth 0.2.4 released!

From: Rui Nuno Capela
Subject: [fluid-dev] [ANN] Qsynth 0.2.4 released!
Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 20:57:21 +0100
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.6 (X11/20050715)

Hi all,

Let me spread the word:) finally there comes this bug and some other usability fixes on today's latest Qsynth 0.2.4 release.

As you might know already, Qsynth is a fluidsynth GUI front-end application, written in C++ around the Qt3 toolkit, using Qt Designer.

Please check it out from:


Upgrade is highly recommended as this one fixes a very annoying crash bug that has been lurking for ages.

As simply pasted from the change-log:

- All widget captions changed to include proper application title prefix.

- Attempt to bring those aging autoconf templates to date; sample SPEC file for RPM build is now being included and generated at configure time.

- Missing icons on channel and soundfont setup context menus are now up; bank/program splitter widget added to channel preset dialog.

- An abrupt segfault on engine restart have been finally fixed; this issue has been quite an annoyance which has been around for ages and was a highly probable showstopper just when restarting an engine due to changes on the setup settings. Not anymore, hopefully.

- New tool buttons were added to the main widget, for adding a new engine and removing the current one, while trying to increase the visibility of multiple fluidsynth engine capability (for new users, at least :)

- Set to use QApplication::setMainWidget() instead of registering the traditional lastWindowClosed() signal to quit() /slot, just to let the -geometry command line argument have some optional effect on X11.

- Minor configure and Makefile install fixes, as Debian and Mac OS X specialties. Also, install does the right thing with target file modes (thanks to Matt Flax and Ebrahim Mayat, for pointing these out).

- Fixed output disability when messages limit option is turned off (thanks to Wolfgang Woehl for spotting this one, while on qjackctl).

Hope you enjoy.
rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela

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