Radium 5.9.98 released

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Kjetil Matheussen

Mar 4, 2020, 7:41:22 AM3/4/20
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This release has lots of improvements, especially for swing, the pianoroll, and the manual. Most improvements this time has been for the editor.

For the pianoroll, it's now possible to select/deselect notes by Ctrl-clicking notes (MAC: use the "Cmd" key instead of Ctrl). And it's also possible to create a selection-rectangle by pressing Ctrl and mouse-drag. (Mac: Again, use the "Cmd" key instead of Ctrl.)

Selected notes can be moved simultaneously, and it's also possible to change the start position, pitch nodes, and end position  of all selected notes.
What's missing is cut/copy/paste/delete/transpose/etc. selected notes. How to do such operations needs more thinking. I'll probably end up combining "range" and selected notes somehow, but I don't know yet.


The most notable bug fix this time is for fixing mouse hovering in the editor on MacOS. After Radium 5.9.86, graphical elements has not been highlighted when mouse is above them, and information has not been displayed in the status bar. This bug was introduced in 5.9.86 when adding another workaround to prevent Apple's OpenGL library in macOS 10.14 and 10.15 from crashing in some situations. The fix does not remove this workaround.

Changes 5.9.96 -> 5.9.98:
* Windows: Some adjustments to make the 32 bits
  version run longer without running out of memory.
  More work needed here.
* Windows: Fix false positive malware detection in
  various VP software. Was mainly a problem with the
  32 bit version of Radium.
* MacOS: Fix mouse hovering in the editor not working
  since 5.9.86.
* Internal: Update S7
* Editor: Moving a selected note in the pianoroll
  causes all other pianonotes to be moved as well.
  Same when moving the start/end/node of a pianonote.
* Editor: Press Ctrl to select/unselect notes in the
* Editor: Press Ctrl and drag mouse to create note
  selection rectangle in the pianoroll.
* Internal: Upgrade JUCE from 5.4.3 to 5.4.7.
  * Linux: The old custom patches for the ALSA MIDI
    code in JUCE is still used, so there will be no
    change in the port naming scheme, or bad
    performance, even with the new version of JUCE.
* VST/AU: Eliminate use of an unnecessary
  input/output buffer. May reduce CPU cache hits if
  using many VST/AU plugins.
* Song properties: Extend the "Send global swing
  tempo to plugins and jack transport" text to
  include modulators, metronome, and jack tracksport
  as well.
* Editor: Don't move FX if cursor is placed on a
  chancetext or centtext subtrack when pressing
  backspace or alt+backspace.
* Editor: Make backspace and alt+backspace only
  operate on current FX if cursor is placed on an
  FX text subtrack.
* Editor: Only create undo when pressing backspace or
  alt + backspace result in a change.
* Editor: Make it possible to input rational and
  decimal numbers for shift+return.
* Editor: Use ratios instead of floats for
  calculation when pressing backspace and
  alt+backspace. This fixes situations where
  rounding errors caused notes and other events to
  sometimes be placed right below the start of a
* Internal: Various assertions that float and
  double numbers are valid.
* Build: Compile with -Wfloat-equal.
* OpenGL: If OpenGL crashes during startup, write
  explicitly that there's something wrong with the
  computer, to emphasize that it's not a bug in
  Radium. (One of the most common cause of crashes
  is people using the very unstable Nouveau graphics
  card driver for Nvidia cards on Linux.)
* Build: Print source file name in green color.
* Build: Display compilation time for each file.
* Sequencer: Fix some minor issues when painting the
  sequencer and navigator bars.
* Editor: Fix editor not being updated immediately
  after selecting paste block from the menus.
* Disk: Fixes loading and saving songs with lineshift
  in the instrument names.
* Editor: Make the tempo graph thicker, i.e. the
  timing track under "Grid". Also adjust color.
* Swing:
  * Editor: Fix mouse cursor not changing shape to
    split-horizontal when cursor is above a place
    when it's possible to change width of track, and
    the next track has swing-text visible.
  * Editor: Fix undoing track swing.
  * Editor: Make backspace and alt+backspace work on
    track-swing if cursor is placed on a swing
  * Editor: Let the tempo graph display tempo of
    current track. Relevant when using track swings.
  * Player: Fix extreme swing values, and probably
    extreme values of other tempo types as well,
    which could cause inaccurate timing,
    assertions, and perhaps crashes.
  * Editor: Fix line cursor jumping to the wrong line
    when stopping to play.
  * Editor: Fix track swings not being taken into account
    when starting and stopping to play
  * Editor: Take track-swing into account when
    displaying waveforms.
  * Sequencer: Make it optional whether to display
    track-swinging beats in editor tracks in editor
  * Sequencer: Make it optional whether to use
    block-swing when displaying beats in the
  * Sequencer: Make it optional whether to use
    block-swing for the grid.
* Editor: Don't set current track to track 0 when
  undoing/redoing and cursor was positioned on a
  timing track when creating the undo.
* Editor: Fix loosing BPM "glide" state when undoing,
  redoing, copying, pasting, and cutting.
* GUI: Fix accidentally pressing Ctrl+Z in the
  terminal after moving a pianonote outside the
  boundaries of a pianoroll, making it seem
  like Radium had frozen. What actually happened
  was that the mouse pointer was forcefully moved
  outside the the main Radium window.
* Build: Fix various null-dereference gcc 8 warnings.
* Build: Fix building using Debian Buster 10.2.
  (another sh -> bash fix).
* GUI: Fix memory corruption if first message
  displayed in the status bar is exactly 10
  characters long.
* Preferences: Add line/beat/bar opacity options to
  the "Editor"-tab.
* Editor: Fix subtracting 250 from bar and beat
  opacities before rendering.
* Editor: Fix dragging vertical scrollbar up and
  down. Broken in 5.9.96.
* Editor: Fix mouse wheel not always working in the
* Manual: Various updates, mainly to the editor.
* API:
  * sendKeyEvent, optimizedBuild, gui_postKeyEvent,
    getNoteNum, hasSelectedNotes,
    hidePianorollSelectionRectangle, getAllNotes.

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