If you use the nightly builds at http://nightly.ardour.org/ or if you build your own version of Ardour from git (for yourself or others), please be aware that at about 20:30 GMT, the master branch was merged with the "tabbed" branch and thus the resulting builds will be substantively different from any older versions.
The "tabbed" branch features two important changes from previous versions of Ardour. First and foremost, both the editor and mixer windows (along with the preferences window) are by default displayed as tabs in a single window. The tabs can be torn off to create detached versions, and the program will remember this state. Secondly, the entire mechanism for keyboard shortcuts has been completely redesigned to allow us to break away more easily from the constraints that GTK+ (our GUI toolkit) was imposing on us.
The "tabbed" branch was under development for months, and has received some testing by a handful of kind and brave users. We nevertheless expect some breakage to emerge as more people start trying it out.
If you use nightly builds or build Ardour yourself from git, please take a moment to consider the implications of your next "update". That said, please test it out and let us know what you think. There are lots of details left to be worked on before we consider this ready for release, and it will be a better release the more feedback we get.
Thanks to the amazing hardwork of Robin Gareus and funding from Harrison Consoles, ardour.org now has nightly builds of the development version of Ardour available. Read more details below.
For about a day from 15:40 GMT on November 13th, all outbound email from ardour.org was being rejected by our outbound email server. The time on ardour.org had drifted more than 5 minutes from the email server's own time. I have corrected the time and installed an NTP client to ensure that this does not happen again.
If you were expecting email from ardour.org in connection with a new account, attempt to reset your password and you will get a new email.
If you were expecting email from ardour.org in connection with a download, please contact me (email@example.com) and I'll get you the information you need.
Apologies for the problems.
The linuxDSP Workstation Plug-ins Bundle is now available as Pay What You Want for a limited time until the end of June 2014. A unique opportunity to add professional console grade processing to your Ardour sessions for a fraction of the normal price (or whatever you think it's worth). Min price £5.00 (to cover payment processing and charges). Get it here:http://www.linuxdsp.co.uk/download/lv2/download_wpp
The official repository for Ardour source code has now moved to git instead of svn. It is hosted at git.ardour.org. Users without write access can clone it using
git clone git://git.ardour.org/ardour/ardour.git. Users with write access have been privately notified of the changes.
We will likely clone the repo at github or a similar site, and keep it automatically up to date.
A decision has finally been made regarding the release of Ardour 3.0. First, some general stuff.
Our website host has changed the "host key" used to identify the machine we know and love as subversion.ardour.org. Existing attempts to access the SVN repository with write access will fail. To fix this, remove subversion.ardour.org from your ~/.ssh/known_hosts file, and the next time you attempt to connect to the SVN repository just answer the questions in the affirmative.
For the justifiably paranoid among us, the new RSA key is:
Several people have reported "slow GUI" issues with prebuilt versions of Ardour from ardour.org when used on Linux systems with Nvidia video interfaces.
There have been issues in recent months with people subscribing (providing a monthly payment of US$1, US$4 or US$10 to help support continued development of Ardour). The problem was discovered today - the module we use to track subscription payments assumes the use of a single PayPal account, but in order to utilize PayPal's micropayments option, ardour.org uses two different accounts with PayPal. It didn't prevent subscriptions from working, but ardour.org did not know about them. This has affected all new subscriptions since I started using the micropayments system a few months ago.
The issue is now fixed, and I'm working with everyone affected by it to get them correctly registered on ardour.org.
I've recommended to quite a few Ardour users that they consider using AATranslator for handling import/export to other session file formats. It is a proprietary Windows application, but it runs well inside Wine and has dedicated and skilled developers who are focused on improving it. It would be lovely if there was an open source tool that did what AATranslator can do, but there isn't, and so I'm happy to run the following "public service annoucement" from the AATranslator team:
Its that time again – another AATranslator release! Read more below for details ....