[linux-audio-announce] JACK Release 0.94.0

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Subject: [linux-audio-announce] JACK Release 0.94.0
From: Taybin Rutkin (taybin_AT_earthlink.net)
Date: Wed Jan 14 2004 - 02:39:40 EET


JACK is a low-latency audio server, written primarily for the GNU/Linux
operating system. It can connect a number of different applications to
an audio device, as well as allowing them to share audio between
themselves. Its clients can run in their own processes (ie. as normal
applications), or can they can run within the JACK server (ie. as a

JACK is different from other audio server efforts in that it has been
designed from the ground up to be suitable for professional audio work.
This means that it focuses on two key areas: synchronous execution of
all clients, and low latency operation.

JACK's webpage is at http://jackit.sf.net .

Mostly minor, internal changes.

* Added missing extern "C" {} for better C++ support.
* Added missing copyright header.
* Better placement of watchdog check so it doesn't interfere with
  freewheeling mode.
* Fixed option parsing problems
* ALSA driver reports actual samplerate, not requested samplerate.
* Handles hardware where playback and capture rates differ better.
* Support for native endian S24_3 format used by USB soundcards.
* jack_metro example ported to new transport API.
* cleaned up prototype declarations for jack_initialize_shm() and
* Eliminated calls to jack_error() when jack_client_new() fails
  because the server was not running.
* Eliminated other calls to fprintf() in libjack.
* Won't try and compile iec61883 if libraw1394 is below
  version 0.10.0.
* Internal bug fixes.
* Updated documentation.

Taybin Rutkin

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