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Latest release

2018-05-21 - Pre-LAC2018 release frenzy.

Previous release

2017-12-12 - An Autumn'17 release.

Older releases

2017-04-27 - Pre-LAC2017 release frenzy.

2016-11-14 - A Fall'16 release.

2016-09-14 - End of Summer'16 release.

2016-04-05 - Spring'16 release frenzy.

2015-07-19 - Summer'15 release frenzy.

2015-03-25 - Pre-LAC2015 release frenzy.

2013-12-31 - A fifth of a Jubilee.

  • More preparations for Qt5 configure build.
  • Standard scalable format (SVG) and MIME type icons support for session files (*.lscp) is now being added.
  • Preparations for Qt5 migration.
  • Added include to shut up gcc 4.7 build failures.
  • Make(ing) -jN parallel builds now available for the masses.
  • Fixed handling of installation directories to the configure script eg. --datadir, --localedir.
  • Made lookup of translation files work inside a Mac OS X bundle.
  • Minor Mac OS X compilation error fix.
  • Debugging stacktrace now applies to all working threads.
  • Made lookup of translation files more robust on Windows.
  • Fixes for cross compiling and building for Windows with configure and make.
  • libX11 is now being added explicitly to the build link phase, as seen necessary on some bleeding-edge distros eg. Fedora 13, Debian 6.
  • Moving from old deprecated Qt3'ish custom event post handling into regular asynchronous signal/slot strategy.
  • Sampler channel and instrument file requester support for other than GIG engine instrument files (*gig; *.dls) has been added, making roads for the newer SFZ and SF2 engines instrument files (*.sfz; *.sf2).
  • General standard dialog buttons layout is now in place.
  • Initial widget geometry and visibility persistence logic has been slightly revised as much to avoid crash failures due to wrong main widget hidden state.
  • General source tree layout and build configuration change.
  • Automatic crash-dump reports, debugger stack-traces (gdb), back- traces, whatever, are being introduced as a brand new configure option (--enable-stacktrace) and default enabled on debug build targets (--enable-debug).
  • Attempt to fix broken instrument list model/view on Qt >= 4.6.
  • Device parameter spin-box default maximum has been set higher: now at a magic 24-bit limit (16777216) instead of older 16-bit (65536), possibly fixing bug #136.
  • LADISH Level 1 support has been added: SIGUSR1 signal trap just makes it a shortcut to File/Save.
  • MIDI Device Status menu is disabled when no MIDI device exists; a menu separator has been added.
  • Window manager's close button was found missing from the Devices and Instruments widgets when on Qt >= 4.5, now fixed.
  • MIDI activity indicator on channel strips and MIDI device status widgets is now implemented as a flashing green LED, instead of a lame green solid background :).
  • Global configuration state is now explicitly saved/committed to disk when View/Options... dialog changes are accepted and applied.
  • Czech (cs) translation added (by Pavel Fric).
  • 2009-08-01 New release cycle.

    2007-12-06 Qt4 migration complete.

    2007-10-15 Five months later a fifth is heard.

    2007-05-04 Almost another year has gone by.

    2006-06-01 Its been a long year isn't it?

    2005-06-23 Even minor workings needs a rest.

    2005-06-12 The mantra of bugfixes.

    2005-05-23 Device configuration breakthrough.

    2005-03-04 Fifth alpha-release.

    2004-11-19 Fourth alpha release.

    2004-07-09 Third alpha release.

    2004-06-15 Second alpha release.

    2004-06-05 - Primordial alpha release.

    Git Access

    Qsampler's already assumed in beta stage of development. However, the bleeding-edge source is available from the sourceforge's public Git (Git) repository that can be checked out through anonymous (http) access with the following instructions:

    1. Install liblscp

    git clone liblscp-git

    cd liblscp-git

    ./configure [--prefix=prefix]
    [sudo] make install

    cd ..

    2. Build qsampler

    git clone qsampler-git

    cd qsampler-git

    ./configure [--prefix=prefix]
    [sudo] make install

    Then you may run qsampler and you'll see what's cookin' :)

    Note: These instructions are for Linux of course. But win32 support is also in the box. If someone want to try...


    For quite some time there are alternate Git repositories which are kept in sync with the above one:

    However, this doesn't mean that the Qsampler project is about to migrate to brand new hosting whatsoever: the original upstream source code repository is, will be, as ever was, always kept somewhere else still in this world and universe.