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Zrythm 0.7.367 release

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:18 pm
by alextee
Zrythm 0.7.367 has been released!
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Installer (paid): https://www.zrythm.org/en/download.html
Source tarball: https://www.zrythm.org/releases/zrythm-0.7.367.tar.xz
Signature: https://www.zrythm.org/releases/zrythm- ... tar.xz.asc
SHA256 sum: https://www.zrythm.org/releases/zrythm- ... .sha256sum

# What is Zrythm
Zrythm is a digital audio workstation designed to be featureful and easy to use. It allows limitless automation, supports LV2 plugins, works with the JACK audio backend, provides chord assistance, is free software and can be used in English, French, Portuguese, Japanese and German.

It is written in C using the GTK+3 toolkit.

More info can be found at https://www.zrythm.org

# Current state
We believe that Zrythm is now in the late alpha stage where most essential features are implemented and it's starting to be more stable, and we are approaching beta. It seems to be usable for MIDI-based workflows and the UI is very responsive on well-tuned machines.

The main changes since the last announcement are the following (you can view the whole changelog here: https://github.com/zrythm/zrythm/blob/m ... ANGELOG.md).

## Optimized UI
The drawing code for many parts of the interface has been rewritten with optimization in mind. We saw big improvements in performance and CPU usage, so if you tried Zrythm before and your CPU usage was going crazy, or if it was laggy on your machine, we highly suggest you give the new release a spin.

More specifically, the following were composite GTK widgets before, which was causing too many calculations to be done and lag when too many objects were on the screen - something not acceptable for a DAW. We converted them into canvases, which means that everything inside these gets drawn in one go, avoiding the need for multi-step, nested calculations.
- Tracks
- Timeline arranger
- All editors (piano roll, chord editor, automation editor, audio editor)
- Piano roll keys

## Experimental VST support
We added support for Linux VSTs.

## Many, many bugfixes
You will find that Zrythm is much more stable now. If you spot any bugs/crashes, PLEASE report them. We want to fix all of them.

## Installer & installation support
Although you can build Zrythm yourself if you want to, installers are now available for many GNU/Linux distros at https://www.zrythm.org/en/download.html for a fee. You can use the code ALPHA50 to get 50% off while Zrythm is in alpha.

If you would like to support the development of Zrythm, buying an installer is a great way to help. We provide support for these installers and will give refunds if they don't work.

## More distros supported
Debian 9 (stretch) and all derivatives (Ubuntu 18.04, AVLinux, LinuxMint 19.3, LibraZik 2, etc.) are now supported.

Many people were having problems installing supported versions of some dependencies, such as lilv. Zrythm can now automatically fetch and build these dependencies as a fallback if they are not found, thanks to meson's wrap system.

## New logo
Thanks to Carlos Han - C.K. Design (https://twitter.com/karl_iaxd) for the new logo!

# Next on the TODO list
Our next goal is to support Windows. After that, we will work on stability and fixing any bugs and crashes so we can get Zrythm into beta, so please help us find them.

# Links
Home page: https://www.zrythm.org
Git repositories: https://git.zrythm.org/cgit/
Manual: https://manual.zrythm.org/en/index.html
Developer reference: https://docs.zrythm.org/
Bug reports: https://redmine.zrythm.org/projects/zrythm/issues
Releases: https://www.zrythm.org/releases/

Re: Zrythm 0.7.367 release

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:27 pm
by d.healey
Thanks for the updated installers!

Re: Zrythm 0.7.367 release

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:53 pm
by alextee
d.healey wrote:Thanks for the updated installers!


thanks for the support!!

Re: Zrythm 0.7.367 release

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:12 pm
by Squalala
Could you post some videos ?

I know it takes extra work, but I'm sure it would help to get you more people as the only way to test Zrythm for free is to build it (And I'm from the noobs who an't do that without issues. I know it's not an expensive fee, but I like to test before spending money). Having a small showcase video to see how the software react and feel would be really pushing people to support the software in a financial way.

The interface looks really great, by the way !

Re: Zrythm 0.7.367 release

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:15 pm
by Squalala
Could you post some videos ?

I know it takes extra work, but I'm sure it would help to get you more people as the only way to test Zrythm for free is to build it (And I'm from the noobs who an't do that without issues. I know it's not an expensive fee, but I like to test before spending money). Having a small showcase video to see how the software react and feel would be really pushing people to support the software in a financial way.

The interface looks really great, by the way !

Re: Zrythm 0.7.367 release

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:54 pm
by alextee
Squalala wrote:I know it takes extra work, but I'm sure it would help to get you more people as the only way to test Zrythm for free is to build it (And I'm from the noobs who an't do that without issues. I know it's not an expensive fee, but I like to test before spending money). Having a small showcase video to see how the software react and feel would be really pushing people to support the software in a financial way.


i regularly post sneak preview screencasts on twitter/mastodon (https://twitter.com/zrythmdaw or https://mastodon.social/@zrythm) and on IRC, so if you want you could check those out for now, but nothing i would describe as a comprehensive showcase. that's a good idea. let me see if I can hack something up

Re: Zrythm 0.7.367 release

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:26 pm
by alextee
I don't have enough time at the moment to make a comprehensive one (there's a lot of work to be done for Windows stuff atm) but here's a 4-minute one showing some basic stuff like adding plugins, creating regions, midi notes, adjusting fader levels and making port connections:
https://www.zrythm.org/static/simplescr ... .58.27.mkv

BTW, to my surprise, zrythm was also featured in linuxmagazine a few weeks ago :)
http://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2019/229/FOSSPicks

Re: Zrythm 0.7.367 release

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:30 am
by Squalala
Cool !

Thank you a lot !

Re: Zrythm 0.7.367 release

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:44 pm
by gauderbock
Hi, trying to build to test this out, but I get this error:

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The Meson build system
Version: 0.45.1
Source dir: /home/*/Downloads/git/zrythm
Build dir: /home/*/Downloads/git/zrythm/build
Build type: native build

meson.build:518:7: ERROR: lexer
summary({
       ^


I'm not familiar with meson and I couldn't turn anything up on Google. Any ideas? Thanks.

Re: Zrythm 0.7.367 release

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:45 pm
by alextee
gauderbock wrote:Hi, trying to build to test this out, but I get this error


that line should never be reached because it's wrapped in this: `if meson.version().version_compare('>=0.53')`
but anyway, the minimum meson version you need is 0.50 and your version is too old.

if your distro doesn't have a newer meson version, you can either install it through pip, or you can run meson.py straight from here without installing it: https://github.com/mesonbuild/meson/

Re: Zrythm 0.7.367 release

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:15 pm
by gauderbock
Thanks, pip did the trick.

Re: Zrythm 0.7.367 release

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:31 pm
by alextee
Squalala wrote:Cool !

Thank you a lot !


gauderbock wrote:Thanks, pip did the trick.


thanks for checking it out!

Re: Zrythm 0.7.367 release

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:36 pm
by hellocatfood
I'm considering buying the beta. Would the Ubuntu 19.04 binary install on 19.10?

Re: Zrythm 0.7.367 release

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:00 am
by alextee
hellocatfood wrote:I'm considering buying the beta. Would the Ubuntu 19.04 binary install on 19.10?


Yep, it will. I will start shipping 19.10 binaries next release too just in case.

Re: Zrythm 0.7.367 release

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:19 pm
by hellocatfood
alextee wrote:Yep, it will. I will start shipping 19.10 binaries next release too just in case.


Great! Just purchased it and tried to install but got the following error

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dpkg: error: cannot access archive 'bin/ubuntu/zrythm-0.7.474-1_19.10_amd64.deb': No such file or directory


I tried to install the 19.04 version but had to install fonts-dseg manually