Paul writes: "I'm trying to setup the Ardour Foundation as a 501c(3) non-profit but that takes a little bit of time. In the meantime, I'm experimenting with different ways to raise money to support myself+family until a proper foundation is set up. All donations are much appreciated. Please keep in mind that repeat donations will mean much more for the long term than larger amounts right now. I'll keep you up to date as I figure stuff out."
Ardour is looking for new project sponsors after our major contributor, Solid State Logic informed us that they would no longer be able to continue the financial support they gave to Ardour during 2006.
Ardour is at an exciting point in its development: version 2.0 is about to released very shortly, and more and more developers have recently started contributing to the project. Once version 2.0 is released, we have a large list of substantial new features waiting to be added, including MIDI recording and playback (already implemented as part of our participation in Google's Summer of Code). New work to add support for Mackie/Logic Control surfaces is already substantially completed.
However, despite the growing number of developers and the excitement of a 2.0 release, Ardour will not keep moving forward at an acceptable pace without at least one developer focused full time on it, and the end of SSL's funding will have a significant impact in this area. Paul Davis, Ardour's lead developer and founder, was paid entirely by SSL and is now seeking other ways of allowing him to continue working on Ardour as well as JACK.
We welcome continuing contributions via the Paypal link up there on the right. However, we are also in an urgent search for corporations or orther organizations that see the long term value of Ardour as part of the audio technology environment. If you or your organization are interested in helping to establish and support a non-profit foundation dedicated to ensuring Ardour's continuing development, please get in touch with Paul.
Hot off the winter presses for a new year comes 2.0 beta 10 source release. For Mac OS X users here is the universal binary. We plan for beta 11 to be the last set of code changes before we switch to the "release candidate" pattern, so get your bug reports in to the tracker ASAP. Read on for the change list ...
Another 2 weeks, another beta release. No DMG yet for OS X, but the tarball is available. Read more for the changelog ...
Another solid week of bug fixing leads us to 2.0 beta 8. The OS X universal binary is here. Read on for the changelog ...
After a frenetic week or two of activity, many fixes to the biggest problems seen in beta6 have been completed, and work on the backlog of issues in the bugtracker has commenced. This means you can now get 2.0 beta 7.1 as a tarball release. There will be a binary release for OS X of this release, stayed tuned for an announcement.
Read more for the change log, it's substantive.
A frustrating error required the release of beta6.2 in order to fix a crashing bug inadvertently introduced in beta6.1.
2.0 beta 6.1 has been released. This contains a few minor fixes and some ongoing build system work that happened since beta6 was packaged.
We are pleased to announce the next beta release of Ardour 2.0.
We are happy to announce a new beta release of Ardour 2.0 (beta 5.1). This release features a huge number of improvements and fixes since the last beta.