WorkingReleaseNotes

This page is for the development of release notes. They will always be for the development version and will be published as final on release day.

Naming convention for the file should always be: ubuntustudio-<version>_release_notes_<language>.txt.

The text should also wrap at 80 characters.

Ubuntu Studio Natty Narwhal 11.04

Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavor of Ubuntu, built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphics enthusiast or professional.

The Ubuntu Studio team is very excited over its ninth release: Natty Narwhal 11.04, available as a 1.6GB DVD iso image from http://ubuntustudio.org/downloads/ Numerous improvements have been implemented for this release, but here are some of the more notable.

Upgraded Applications:

Audio

  • Aeolus 0.8.4 from 0.8.2
  • Ardour 2.8.11 from 2.8.6(also note that the Ardour mute bug was also addressed

  • Audacity 1.3.12 from 1.3.11
  • Echomixer (alsa-tools-gui) 1.0.23 from 1.0.22
  • envy24controls (alsa-tools-gui) 1.0.23 from 1.0.22
  • HDSPConf (alsa-tools-gui) 1.0.23 from 1.0.22
  • HDSPMixer (alsa-tools-gui) 1.0.23 from 1.0.22
  • Hexter 0.6.2 from 0.6.1
  • JACK 1.9.5 from 0.118 (hopefully giving good integration with Pulse Audio via dbus)
  • JACK control (qjackctl) 0.3.6 from 0.3.4
  • JAMin 0.97.14 from 0.95.0
  • Mixxx 1.8.0.1 from 1.7.2
  • MuseScore 0.9.6.3 from 0.9.6

  • Patchage 0.4.4 from 0.2.3
  • Puredata 0.42.6 from 0.42.5
  • Qsynth 0.3.5 from 0.3.4
  • Rakarrak 0.5.8 from 0.3.0
  • RMEdigicontrol (alsa-tools-gui) 1.0.23 from 1.0.22
  • Sound Recorder (gnome-media) 2.31.6 from 2.29.91

Graphics

  • F-Spot 0.8.0 from 0.6.1.5
  • GIMP 2.6.10 from 2.6.8
  • Hugin 2010.0.0 from 2009.2.0
  • Inkscape 0.48.0 from 0.47.0
  • XSane Image 0.997 from 0.996

Video

  • xjadeo 0.4.13 from 0.4.7

New Applications

  • guitarix
  • hydrogen-drumkits
  • lashd
  • musecore (to replaces denemo and lilypond)
  • phasex
  • qtractor (to replace seq24)
  • specimen
  • whysynth
  • yoshimi (to replace zynaddsubfx)

/etc/security/limits.conf

Beginning with the Ubuntu package jack-audio-connection-kit-0.118+svn3796-1ubuntu2 editing of /etc/security/limits.conf should not be required. JACK will write the following during post-installation to /etc/security/limits.d/audio.conf

# generated by jackd's postinst.
# Do not edit this file by hand, use
# dpkg-reconfigure -p high jack
# instead
@audio - rtprio 99
@audio - memlock unlimited
#@audio - nice -19

Please note that creating or modifying /etc/security/limits.conf may cause conflicts with the JACK written /etc/security/limits.d/audio.conf settings.

LV2 Support and Plugins

  • zynjacku
  • lv2rack
  • zyn
  • lv2vocoder (?)
  • lv2-c++-tools (?)

Kernels

  • Amd64
    • -generic kernel
  • I386
    • -generic kernel

Further general Ubuntu Maverick release notes can be read here: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/1010

Hopefully you find this release to be our best yet, and we encourage any feedback you might have. We also encourage users of all expertise levels to join the Ubuntu Studio community in both documenting this release, and working towards our next release.

We hope you enjoy it!


Ubuntu Studio Maverick Meerkat 10.10

Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavor of Ubuntu, built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphics enthusiast or professional.

The Ubuntu Studio team is very excited over its eighth release: Maverick Meerkat 10.10, available as a 1.7GB DVD iso image from http://ubuntustudio.org/downloads/ Numerous improvements have been implemented for this release, but here are some of the more notable.

Upgraded Applications:

Audio

  • Aeolus 0.8.4 from 0.8.2
  • Ardour 2.8.11 from 2.8.6(also note that the Ardour mute bug was also addressed

  • Audacity 1.3.12 from 1.3.11
  • Echomixer (alsa-tools-gui) 1.0.23 from 1.0.22
  • envy24controls (alsa-tools-gui) 1.0.23 from 1.0.22
  • HDSPConf (alsa-tools-gui) 1.0.23 from 1.0.22
  • HDSPMixer (alsa-tools-gui) 1.0.23 from 1.0.22
  • Hexter 0.6.2 from 0.6.1
  • JACK 1.9.5 from 0.118 (hopefully giving good integration with Pulse Audio via dbus)
  • JACK control (qjackctl) 0.3.6 from 0.3.4
  • JAMin 0.97.14 from 0.95.0
  • Mixxx 1.8.0.1 from 1.7.2
  • MuseScore 0.9.6.3 from 0.9.6

  • Patchage 0.4.4 from 0.2.3
  • Puredata 0.42.6 from 0.42.5
  • Qsynth 0.3.5 from 0.3.4
  • Rakarrak 0.5.8 from 0.3.0
  • RMEdigicontrol (alsa-tools-gui) 1.0.23 from 1.0.22
  • Sound Recorder (gnome-media) 2.31.6 from 2.29.91

Graphics

  • F-Spot 0.8.0 from 0.6.1.5
  • GIMP 2.6.10 from 2.6.8
  • Hugin 2010.0.0 from 2009.2.0
  • Inkscape 0.48.0 from 0.47.0
  • XSane Image 0.997 from 0.996

Video

  • xjadeo 0.4.13 from 0.4.7

New Applications

  • (?)

/etc/security/limits.conf (cont.)

Beginning with the Ubuntu package jack-audio-connection-kit-0.118+svn3796-1ubuntu2 editing of /etc/security/limits.conf should not be required. JACK will write the following during post-installation to /etc/security/limits.d/audio.conf

# generated by jackd's postinst.
# Do not edit this file by hand, use
# dpkg-reconfigure -p high jack
# instead
@audio - rtprio 99
@audio - memlock unlimited
#@audio - nice -19

Please note that creating or modifying /etc/security/limits.conf may cause conflicts with the JACK written /etc/security/limits.d/audio.conf settings.

Email from Linux Audio Users mailing list: http://linuxaudio.org/mailarchive/lau/2010/3/5/166428 Debian Bug #507248: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=507248

Also note that the user should NOT be in the @audio group

LV2 Support and Plugins

  • zynjacku
  • lv2rack
  • zyn
  • lv2vocoder (?)
  • lv2-c++-tools (?)

Kernels

  • Amd64
    • -generic kernel
  • I386
    • -generic kernel

Further general Ubuntu Maverick release notes can be read here: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/1010

Hopefully you find this release to be our best yet, and we encourage any feedback you might have. We also encourage users of all expertise levels to join the Ubuntu Studio community in both documenting this release, and working towards our next release.

We hope you enjoy it!


Ubuntu Studio Lucid Lynx 10.04

Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavor of Ubuntu, built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphics enthusiast or professional.

The Ubuntu Studio team is very excited over its seventh release: Lucid Lynx 10.04, available as a 1.3GB DVD iso image from http://ubuntustudio.org/downloads/ Numerous improvements have been implemented for this release, but here are some of the more notable.

Upgraded Applications:

Audio

  • Aeolus 0.8.2 from 0.8.1
  • alsa-tools-gui (echomixer, eny24 control, HDSPcontrol, DPSPmixer, RME digicontrol) 1.0.22 from 1.0.20
  • Ardour 2.8.6 from 2.8.2
  • Audacity 1.3.11 from 1.3.9
  • freqtweak 0.7.2 from 0.7.0
  • GNE Denemo 0.8.10 from 0.8.6
  • Hydrogen 0.9.4
  • jackbeat 0.7.4 from 0.7.2
  • mixxx 1.7.2 from 1.6.1
  • Muse 1.0.1 from 0.8.1a
  • puredata 0.42.5 from 0.41.4
  • Qsynth 0.3.4 from 0.2.5
  • SooperLooper 1.6.14 from 1.0.8c

  • SoundRecorder (gnome-media) 2.29.91 from 2.28.1

  • Virtual Midi Keyboard (vkeybd) 0.1.18d from 0.1.17b
  • Zynaddsubfx 2.4.0 from 2.2.1

Graphics

  • Blender 2.49.2 from 2.49a
  • FontForge 0.0.20090923 from 0.0.20090622

  • FontMatrix 0.6.0 from 0.4.2

  • F-Spot 0.61.5 from 0.61.3
  • Gimp 2.6.8 from 2.6.7
  • Hugin Patch Processor 2009.2.0 from 0.8.0
  • Hugin Panorama Creator 2009.2.0 from 0.8.0
  • Inkscape 0.47.0 from 0.47~pre4

Video

  • Kino 1.3.4 from 1.3.3

New Applications:

  • Rakarrack 0.3.0
  • MuseScore 0.9.6

  • Subtitleeditor 0.30.0

Deprecated Application:

  • Creox

Applications Moved Into the Main Repository:

  • libffado
  • JACK

JACK support for applications:

  • Pulseaudio
  • Xine
  • Portaudio

/etc/security/limits.conf

Beginning with the Ubuntu package jack-audio-connection-kit-0.118+svn3796-1ubuntu2 editing of /etc/security/limits.conf should not be required. JACK will write the following during post-installation to /etc/security/limits.d/audio.conf

# generated by jackd's postinst.
# Do not edit this file by hand, use
# dpkg-reconfigure -p high jack
# instead
@audio - rtprio 99
@audio - memlock unlimited
#@audio - nice -19

Please note that creating or modifying /etc/security/limits.conf may cause conflicts with the JACK written /etc/security/limits.d/audio.conf settings.

Email from Linux Audio Users mailing list: http://linuxaudio.org/mailarchive/lau/2010/3/5/166428 Debian Bug #507248: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=507248

LV2 Support and Plugins:

  • upgrade to lv2core 3.0 from 1.0
  • invada-studio-plugins-lv2 - a set of LV2 audio plugins
  • liblv2dynparam1 - lv2dynparam is a LV2 plugin interface extension
  • libslv2-9 - A library for simple use of LV2 plugins
  • slv2-jack - Jack support for LV2 plugins
  • Ardour - built with lv2 support
  • gir1.0-gst-plugins-base-0.10 - lv2 support for gstreamer
  • calf plugin - pack of audio plugins - effects and instruments

Kernels

  • Amd64
    • -generic will be installed if ubuntustudio-audio meta is NOT selected during installation process
    • -preempt kernel will be installed if ubuntustudo-audio meta IS selected during installation process
    • -lowlatency kernel is also available in Abogani's PPA - https://launchpad.net/~abogani/+archive/ppa

    • -realtime kernel will be available in Ubuntu Studio PPA
  • I386

Pulse Audio/JACK integration

  • This was noted on IRC and I thought it should be noted here as to be not forgotten and since I don't really understand what point needed to in the release notes I am including the preceding conversation:
    • <persia> ScottL: In case anyone asks during nighttime on this side of the globe again, PA built against Jack is available, but qjackctl still disables PA on start. There likely exists some way to untangle this, but I don't believe it's been done.

    • <TheMuso> persia: The optimal way is jack2 and dbus to/from pulseaudio. That way, pulse only suspends access to the device jack wants. Whether it then can allow pulse to sit on top of jack in the same communication, I don't know.

    • <crimsun> the pulse side isn't really up to snuff yet (Lennart posted about this a few months ago)

    • <crimsun> perhaps [to add a hack] we could check the default sink and source from pactl stat and act accordingly with pasuspender in qjackctl

    • <persia> I'm happy to wait for lucid+1 to sort this issue.

    • <crimsun> yeah, I'd much rather release-note it for lucid

Further general Ubuntu Lucid release notes can be read here: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/1004

Hopefully you find this release to be our best yet, and we encourage any feedback you might have. We also encourage users of all expertise levels to join the Ubuntu Studio community in both documenting this release, and working towards our next release.

We hope you enjoy it!

Ubuntu Studio Jaunty 9.04

Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavor of Ubuntu, built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphics enthusiast or professional.

The Ubuntu Studio team is very excited over its fifth release: Jaunty 9.04, available as a 1.3GB DVD iso image from http://ubuntustudio.org/downloads/ Numerous improvements have been implemented for this release, but here are some of the more notable.

New applications included:

  • FFADO firewire soundcard drivers
  • Calf audio plugins
  • LMMS (updated and included in the meta packages)

Features/Fixes/Improvements:

  • Jack Connection Kit upgraded to 0.116.1 (a major improvement)
  • Ardour upgraded to 2.7.1
  • Heavily tested 2.6.28 realtime kernel for low-latency audio work
  • Fresh ubuntustudio-looks improvements
  • Addition to Ubuntu Studio Controls to allow users to maintain Ctr+Alt+Backspace behavior

Further general Ubuntu Jaunty release notes can be read here: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/904

Hopefully you find this release to be our best yet, and we encourage any feedback you might have. We also encourage users of all expertise levels to join the Ubuntu Studio community in both documenting this release, and working towards our next release.

We hope you enjoy it!

Ubuntu Studio Hardy 8.04

Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavor of Ubuntu, built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphics enthusiast or professional.

The Ubuntu Studio team is proud to announce its third release: Ubuntu Studio 8.04. With this release, which you can download in a 1.1GB DVD, Ubuntu Studio offers a pre-made selection of packages, targeted at audio, video and graphics users. Ubuntu Studio greatly simplifies the creation of Linux-based multimedia workstations.

For Ubuntu Studio 8.04 we have continued to update packages and fix critical bugs to better the Ubuntu Studio user experience.

We have developed a small application called "Ubuntu Studio Controls" to help with managing settings in limits.conf like rtprio and memlock, which is useful for people working with realtime JACK applications. It also contains the ability to enable firewire devices.

Effort has been taken to simplify the user interface in this release. We have taken the design down to one panel and reduced the number of applets. There are no desktop icons and the theme has been made into a Feisty/Gutsy hybrid: much flatter but still retaining some dimension. We have also included 3 new wallpapers that fit the audio, video and graphics themes. Compiz has also been included but is not enabled by default.

New applications included:

  • Open Movie Editor (replaces PiTiVi)

  • jaaa (JACK and ALSA Audio Analyser)
  • Ubuntu Studio Controls
  • PulseAudio

  • gigedit (Gigasampler format instrument editor)
  • mscore and the fluid-soundfont package
  • Genpo

Features/Fixes/Improvements:

  • Simplified UI. Art tweaks/updates.
  • JACK Control with Pulse Audio wrapper.
  • Compiz shipped but not enabled.
  • System sounds fixed.
  • Wrapper around jackd to stop/start PulseAudio when JACK is in use.

  • Complete support for all languages as they are all on the disk.

Stuff To Mention:

  • We have worked with Medibuntu (http://www.medibuntu.org) to provide the alsa-firmware package that is needed for many soundcards. It is in their Hardy repo.

  • Set Control+F1 to launch gnome-system-monitor.
  • OpenOffice has been removed.

See the Ubuntu release notes for other non Ubuntu Studio specific changes.

As our wiki page at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio states, "our aim is to make it more accessible for new users to get into the tools that GNU/Linux has to offer for multimedia creation and production. We also want to spotlight what's out there, and show users tools they might not know to exist." We feel this is our best release to date and have come even closer to providing the best system for multimedia creation.

Thanks to all who helped in Ubuntu Studio 8.04's creation!

UbuntuStudio/WorkingReleaseNotes (last edited 2010-11-24 20:22:50 by slavender)