Now you have until Monday March 26th to file in your application. But hurry up, don’t leave it until the very last minute!
Archive for March, 2007
We are very happy to announce the CLAM 1.0 “Berlin” release while having splendid views of the Alps in our flight to Berlin for the Linux Audio Conference.
This release is indeed a major milestone for the project and it opens a door to the development of exciting new features, so keep tuned!
Apart of those big changes expect also bug fixes (yes 1.0 have bugs) as we move on.
Last months have been very positive: many people showed interest and contributed in the mailing lists, CLAM got packaged for almost every Linux distribution, and we got enormous activity in the svn source repository. We also welcome Andreas as an active developer and we hope that the forthcoming Google Summer of Code will also bring new talent aboard.
These are the substantial changes from 0.98:
NetworkEditor (now in version 1.0 like the CLAM libs) let the user embed any Ladspa plugin in the network as if it was a CLAM processing.This combined with the fact that you already can compile a network as a new Ladspa plugin library bringing a new world of possibilities. Portaudio is now the common stable audio back-end and its usability have been improved. However, jack is still taken as the default back-end in linux and osx. The interaction between Network and its FlowControl have been totally redesigned, fixing many bugs related with complex network topologies. A new FreewheelingNetworkPlayer class permits offline execution of networks, and it comes along with a new binary for command-line use. At users petition we’ve also added SMSTools related command-line binaries.
On the signal processing front, we have added a fftw3 and experimental vowel synthesis processings.
See detailed changes in the change-logs. Find in the download section the usual binaries for Mac OSX (Intel and PowerPc), Windows, Linux (Debian sid, Ubuntu Edgy and Feisty) and also new packages for Fedora Core 6 and OpenSuse! (thanks Fernando, and Toni for the great help here)
The CLAM Team.
We’ve done some quick flyers (with inkscape) to promote the GSoC program among students. Feel free to use them and help us.
Do you enjoy programming? Audio and Music software is your thing? Tired of working in FLOSS projects without getting paid? Need a part-time job for this summer?
(If the answer to any of these questions is YES, keep reading…)
We are happy to announce that the CLAM project is participating in the 2007 edition of Google’s Summer of Code.
Google Summer of Code is a program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source projects. Google will be working with a several open source, free software and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period. Historically, the program has brought together over 1,000 students with over 100 open source projects, to create hundreds of thousands of lines of code. The program, which kicked off in 2005, is now in its third year, following on from a very successful 2006.
We are very excited to offer a number of ideas that would benefit CLAM now that it is about to reach its 1.0 release. If you are a student with programming skils and are interested in audio/multimedia we encourage you to apply before the March 24th deadline. We also encourage you to propose new ideas if you feel none of the ones offered by the CLAM team suits your profile or interests.
Looking forward to working with you…
The CLAM team
David and Pau are going to attend to the upcoming Linux Audio Conference in Berlin next week (LAC2007 for short). The program is really appealing with lots of hands-on sessions. We are presenting the visual prototyping architecture of CLAM along with some live demos. A perfect occasion to get in contact with many people. See you in Berlin!