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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

  Ardour 93% of the way there, please help!

Well, after the initial flurry of publicity, donations to ardour.org sped up... but have now slowed to a crawl. All ardour needs is a few more donations and a few more subscribers to meet its funding goal for the month.

Much progress towards the Ardour 2.0 release has been made in the last month.

Many bug fixes have now rendered ardour2 betas stable enough for day to day use.

A few days back John Anderson's Mackie driver made it into ardour trunk. Now at least two surfaces that speak the Mackie control protocol - the Mackie MCU itself and the bcf2000 - are working.


Me - I've started on an Ardour 2.1 project - the frontier alphatrack - but I still have some major surgery to perform on the tranzport I/O before it's production-ready for 2.0. Thing is, it's easier to rewrite the alphatrack code the way I want, then modify the tranzport code... so that's how I'm doing it. I've got the protocol all figured out, it's just grafting 2006 concepts onto a 1981 I/O layer slowing me down.

Still, the Ardour 2 is never going to get released without funding, so if you're an ardour user - or want to become one - please visit us in the #ardour channel on irc.freenode.org - and/or donate!

The music you save may be your own. Isn't that worth something?

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