Tentative 0.7.2 Release Plan


Finally the next release is coming closer. This means that in terms of
what major changes shall be there, here is what is planned:

* Include sample based Drum Kits:

We've built the necessary stuff for packaging sample based drum kits
(where each midi note can be a different sample being replayed at a
different volume) now. The plan right now is to have at least two or
three prepackaged drumkits in the release, with one that should match
the general midi layout as close as possible.

* Include bsewavetool:

Bsewavetool is a command line program which can be used to create
multisamples in the bsewave format. Its the program we'll use to package
the drumkits. For the first time, 0.7.2 will provide this tool to end
users, so they can easily build their own multisamples.

Besides these changes, beast needs

* Bugfixing: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/buglist.cgi?query=product:beast

* New Demos: Especially due to the new ability of using sample based
drums (which should sound quite different than the synthetic drums we
used so far), new demo songs or loops illustrating the possibilities
would be interesting.

* New Instruments/Effects: We always need instruments/effects to ship
with the stock beast tarball.

Help on any of the last three items would of course be appreciated, so
if you want to help, please do :)

As for the timeframe, I think the release work can be completed in four
weeks or so, but as with other open source project releases: it's done
when it's done.

   Cu... Stefan
Stefan Westerfeld, Hamburg/Germany, http://space.twc.de/~stefan

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