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Website infrastructure changes

On by falkTX

The jackaudio Website changed its infrastructure from being self-hosted and generated by a script, to being built and hosted by GitHub.

The main reason for this was to easily make the publishing of the static files automatic. Although it is definitely possible to do this without GitHub, why waste time setting up something that already exists?

This means changes made by a pull-request that get merged into master, will immediately be visible in the website, without anyone having to run scripts or click more buttons.

Note that a fallback solution is in place in case something goes wrong with GitHub (which is basically going back to what we had before).

Also, the way to create posts (like these) has changed. The README for the website has more details.

JACK2 v1.9.14 release

On by falkTX

A new version of JACK2 has just been released.
You can grab the latest release source code at https://github.com/jackaudio/jack2/releases.

The official changelog is:

This release is mainly for the mixed mode and DBus device reservation fixes.
A few distributions need those, and since not everyone is happy taking “random” git commits, a proper release is needed.
So there you go - a new release. :)

Past, Present and Future of the JACK Audio Connection Kit (in video form)

On by falkTX

A few weeks ago I did a talk/presentation at Sonoj, regarding the past, present and future of the JACK.

This talk was live-streamed and recorded, and now Sonoj videos are online, so you can watch this at https://media.ccc.de/v/sonoj2019-1902-jack-past-present-future.

Meta-data pages restored

On by falkTX

Just a small heads up to mention that meta-data related pages like https://jackaudio.org/metadata and https://jackaudio.org/metadata/pretty-name have now been restored.

JACK2 v1.9.13 release

On by falkTX

A new version of JACK2 has just been released.
You can grab the latest release source code at https://github.com/jackaudio/jack2/releases.

The official changelog is:

This release is focused on meta-data support, and this is why it took so long.
There might be odd cases here and there and a few bugs, as it is often the case for all software…
So please make sure to report back any issues!

Special thanks goes to Rui Nuno Capela for the initial pull-request regarding meta-data.
There was some work needed afterwards, but that was the biggest hurdle and motivation needed for a new release. :)

There are still no updated macOS or Windows builds, those will be handled at a later date.
Current plan is to have JACK1 feature-parity first (only a2jmidid and zita internal clients missing now),
and afterwards merging examples/tools and header files to be shared between JACK1 and JACK2.

The situation regarding development of JACK and JACK1 considered legacy has not changed since last release 2 years ago.
See JACK2 v1.9.12 release and future plans post for more information.

PS: I will be in Cologne for Sonoj, giving a talk about “Past, Present and Future of JACK”.
There is no registration fee, so please feel free to come by and say hello! :)

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