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What's New?

Beast 0.10.0 Release

Thursday 7th April 2016

A new major release is out. This version has some notable new features for developers. With recent improvements to the IDL compiler in Rapicorn, the BSE library could be wrapped in Python, so it is now possible to run the following little program in Python:

 import Bse, time
 Bse.server.register_core_plugins()
 time.sleep (1.5) # give time to load plugins
 prj = Bse.server.create_project ("example")
 prj.restore_from_file ("/usr/share/beast/demo/partymonster.bse")
 prj.play()
 # listen... ;-)

The dependencies got updated, in particular the librsvg code was removed from Rapicorn-16.0.0 so the library now needs to be preinstalled. Here are all the details: 0.10.0 Release Announcement.

Tarball: beast-0.10.0.tar.xz
SHA224: c211c2191cf7cc7e2bae643238fd8cb0152e5d2d6cdb31957953c6c8

Wednesday 16th September 2015, BEAST 0.9.2 Release

The Beast code is undergoing some large transformations which are documented in more detail in the toplevel file HACKING.md. It follows Rapicorn feature development closely, so Beast-0.9.2 depends on Rapicorn-15.09.0. See here for the release announcement.

Tuesday 28th October 2014, BEAST 0.9.0 Release

Many fixes, build and dependency updates went into this release. In particular Rapicorn-14.10 is now required. For 32bit platforms, upgrading is strongly recommended.

Sunday 06th July 2013, BEAST 0.8.2 Release

This release comes with newly added support for the FLAC sample file format, thanks to Stefan Westerfeld.

Monday 25th March 2013, BEAST 0.8.0 Release

This release opens a new development branch which focuses on improving interoperability and feature integration. A new dependency on Rapicorn is introduced, which can be found here: http://dist.testbit.eu/rapicorn/


Saturday 19th January 2013, BEAST 0.7.8 released

Beast version 0.7.8 is now available.

Christmas left a lot of time to have a run on a number of ancient quirks with the Beast code base. A number of orphan fixes are incorporated and the entire code base is ported to compile as C++11. This opens up the door for some UI, scripting and middleware improvements that have been in the queue for too long already. Before we get to that, here's what's probably the last release of the 0.7 branch with all its glory fixes.

Let us know what issues you run into, we take every complaint from UI hurdles you encounter to stability issue or regressions with old BSE files.

This release does away with some recently reported issues and clears our patch backlog. We'll happily take new patches. ;-)

Thursday 25th October 2012, BEAST 0.7.6 released

BEAST/BSE version 0.7.6 is available from the download section.

The 0.7 development series of Beast focusses on improving usability and ease of music production. Feedback is very much appreciated, please take the opportunity and provide your comments and questions in our forums like this Beast Wiki or the mailing list.

This release is largely a bug fix release that improves stability and interoperation with system libraries. The NEWS file has the exact change list, so enjoy the new code and please report all bugs encountered.


Saturday 09 April 2011, BEAST 0.7.4 released

BEAST/BSE version 0.7.4 is available from the download section.

  • This release integrates the bse-alsa driver for which no seperate package is now needed.

The 0.7 development series of Beast focusses on improving usability and ease of music production. Feedback is very much appreciated, please take the opportunity and provide your comments and questions in our forums like this Beast Wiki or the mailing list.

The 0.7.4 release integrates the bse-alsa package, several speedups, important bug fixes and translation updates. The NEWS file has the exact change list, so enjoy the new code and please report all bugs encountered.

Friday 10 September 2010, BEAST 0.7.2 finally out

BEAST/BSE version 0.7.2 is available from the download section.

The 0.7 development series of Beast focuses on improving usability and ease of music production. Feedback is very much appreciated, please take the opportunity and provide your comments and questions in online forums like the Beast Bugzilla or the mailing list.

The 0.7.2 release provides new plugins and instruments, and a long list of bug fixes, improvements and translation updates. The NEWS file has the exact change list, so enjoy the new code and please report all bugs encountered.


Wednesday 21 October 2009, Recent Happenings

Due to a variety of reasons Beast development has stalled for quite some time. Recently, Stefan Westerfeld has kicked off some new work and fixes are slowly trippling into the Beast tree again. In particular, he brought win32 builds into a much better shape and worked on the remaining 0.7.2 release todos.



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