Saturday, September 27, 2008

Mixxx 1.6.1 Released!

Hot off the heels of our last release comes Mixxx 1.6.1, bringing a handful of new features and bug fixes.

Some of the more important changes are:
  • The waveform view now zooms instead of speeding up when the pitch is adjusted. This allows the beat ticks to align when songs are beatmatched, and was a feature request we heard many times after the 1.6.0 release.
  • FLAC support for Windows users! (Another much requested feature, and you can thank Michael Pujos for his hard work on this.)
  • Fixed a problem where the waveform view went unresponsive (thanks to Mark Glines for the patch)
  • Properly read artist and title names from FLAC files (another one from Mark)
  • Fixed drag-and-drop on Windows with the "Simple" display mode.
  • Fixed a Hercules RMX problem with its MIDI mapping.
  • Fix for songs with short artist names.
We've also had some mild success with M4A/AAC support, but it's still going to be a while before that feature makes it into a release unfortunately. We're also still working on our OS X 10.4 (Intel) package still, but we do have an unsupported OS X 10.5 package for PPC available for download here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Updated MixMan DM2 Driver for OS X

Joe Mattiello has updated his MixMan DM2 driver for Mac OS X. From his release announcement:

This version adds Mixxx support, which should mimic the Linux ALSA (Jan's) driver. This means it should be a drop in replacement with the same .xml config file already packaged. Note, this is different then the version for the DM2 under windows, which is a completely different setup.

This version also includes a more extendable Generic MIDI mode which supports 4 banks completely and a PD patch to get you started on custom setups.

Sites / DL's / Source :

The driver is also open source now, which the code available here.

Monday, September 1, 2008

PPC Support Problems for Mixxx 1.6.0

We've got some bad news about the Mac PPC version of 1.6.0. Due to a "communication error", I thought we had someone building a PPC release and it turns out that person was actually doing something completely different. Unfortunately, I also promised erroneously to some people on the forums that it would be ready very soon.

So the situation is this, it seems that building a PPC release is beyond our available resources currently, as few of our current developers have access to such hardware. As such, we are urgently seeking someone to fill the role of PPC packager for Mixxx, this person will need access to a PPC Mac, some expertise in building software on it and some spare time. We will support this person to the best of our ability and they will be recognised as an official member of the development team on our website. We may also be able to pay in Mixxx branded t-shirts or mousemats. :)

If anyone is interested in this, please contact us using any of the usual methods.

So again, apologies to all those PPC Mac users out there who were misled, this was an honest mistake and we feel quite bad. Hopefully we will have a PPC release for you soon.



Update: We've had several volunteers come forward, and we're working with them to get a PPC build working. How long this will take depends on how much time the volunteers have, so I don't a package very soon, but at least the gears are turning now. :) Thanks for your help!