Finally, "move tracks up/down" (and other news)
Ardour has had only one way to change the order of tracks in the editor window since it began - dragging the track names around in the list of tracks attached to one side of the window. In SVN for 2.X, I've just added the new
move-selected-tracks-down commands, which are bound to
Shift-Down by default. So now you can just select one or more tracks and press a key (or two) to move them up and down. Its a little thing, but little things sometimes matter. On OS X it matters a lot because that dragging method doesn't actually work.
Sampo has also done some preliminary work on a basic take management system. Its fairly simplistic at the moment, but initial reports from a few users are quite positive about its usefulness and usability.
With the other fixes to the 2.X codebase and these two features, I plan to try to release 2.6 by the end of this week (October 12th). Other than bug fixes, that may be the end of the line for the 2.X series, since development work on Ardour is shifting firmly to the 3.X series which is now almost functional.