New JACK release: 0.102.20
Submitted by taybin on Fri, 2006-10-06 01:53
We're pleased to present the latest JACK release: 0.102.20.
Now with experimental MIDI support!
- Make "alsa" the default backend when both it and "freebob" are present.
- JACK MIDI patch -- Experimental!
- allow use of h/w devices that only support big-endian formats, without using ALSA plughw layer.
- jack_lsp now has a -L flag to show "total latency" values reflecting port connections
- ALSA driver no longer requires access to a control device (Lee Revell)
- jack_lsp -t shows port type
- jackd will exit if -R is used but realtime is unavailable
- minor change in freebob backend command line options the -d option now takes a 'hw:port[,node]' string as argument instead of a single number. More flexible and consistent with the alsa backend.
- good old fix about jack_watchdog killing the whole process group instead of the nearest offending client, which is by far a much more reasonable approach IMNSHO. Without this one, and while using QjackCtl under KDE as it seems, jack_watchdog will most likely tear the X server down, not just jackd and some of its clients as originally intended.
- halve JACK_THREAD_STACK_TOUCH to 500000
- increase default --port-max option from 128 to 256
- This patch checks the specified client timeout so that it is enforced that it's smaller than the jack watchdog timeout.
- Many bug fixes
- Many documentation updates