[gst-announce] Subject: ANNOUNCE: BEAST/BSE v0.6.6

Tim Janik timj at gtk.org
Thu May 26 01:19:02 PDT 2005

BEAST/BSE version 0.6.6, BSE-ALSA version 0.6.6 and BSE-PortAudio
version 0.6.6 are available for download at:


This is a development version of BEAST/BSE, the BEdevilled Audio SysTem
and the Bedevilled Sound Engine. BEAST is a powerful music composition
and modular synthesis application released as free software under the
GNU GPL and GNU LGPL, that runs under unix. BSE-ALSA is an ALSA driver
and BSE-PortAudio is an experimental PortAudio driver for BSE.
The project is hosted at:


A mailing list is available at:


GUI skins, example sounds and instrumets for BEAST/BSE as well as
screenshots can be found at:


This development series of BEAST has a lot of the internals redone,
many new GUI features and a sound generation back-end separated
from all GUI activities.

Outstanding new features include support for skins, many sample
file formats, MIDI file import abilities, an improved piano roll
widget, the track editor which allows for easy selection of
synthesisers or samples as track sources, loop support in songs,
mixer support, unlimited Undo/Redo capabilities and MIDI automation.

Overview of Changes in BEAST/BSE 0.6.6:

* Improved error messages
* Improved script handling
* Implemented translation of scheme script strings
* Fixed closing of unsaved projects
* Fixed project Save vs. Save As behaviour
* Fixed localized numbers being written to .bse files
* Fixed sample embedding in .bse files (0.6.5 did not store all samples)
* Fixed stale header files, left out by make uninstall
* Rewrote message dialogs and message mechanisms
* Ported MIDI event recording script to new BSE core
* Updated Canadian English translation [Adam Weinberger] 
* Updated Czech translation [Miloslav Trmac]
* Updated Italian translation [Petrecca Michele]
* Updated Spanish translation [Francisco Javier F. Serrador]
* Added Basque translation [Hizkuntza Politikarako Sailburuordetza]

Overview of Changes in BSE-ALSA 0.6.6:

* Build fixes for BEAST-0.6.6

Overview of Changes in BSE-PortAudio 0.6.6:

* Build fixes for BEAST-0.6.6
* Plugged memory leaks
* Fixed error handling


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