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Qtractor 0.8.2 - A Stickier Tauon release

And now for something ultimately pretty much expected: the Qstuff* pre-LAC2017 release frenzy wrap up!

Qtractor 0.8.2 (a stickier tauon) is released!


  • Track-name uniqueness is now being enforced, by adding an auto-incremental number suffix whenever necessary.
  • Attempt to raise an internal transient file-name registry to prevent automation/curve files to proliferate across several session load/save (re)cycles.
  • Track-height resizing now meets immediate visual feedback.
  • A brand new user preference global option is now available: View/Options.../Plugins/Editor/Select plug-in's editor (GUI) if more than one is available.
  • More gradient eye-candy on main track-view and piano-roll canvases, now showing left and right edge fake-shadows.
  • Fixed the time entry spin-boxes when changing time offset or length fields in BBT time format that goes across any tempo/time-signature change nodes.
  • French (fr) translation update (by Olivier Humbert, thanks).


Qtractor is an audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI are the main infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio.


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Qtractor is free, open-source Linux Audio software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

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As always, thanks for this new release Rui.
It's in the LibraZiK repository now.
I made a blog post (in French) which translates the changelog from here, see : .

All the best !

Thanks Rui, as always. Your work is very much appreciated.
With greetings from Germany.

Thanks so much continuing to develop perhaps my favorite DAW for linux! Recently, I purchase Traction's newer Waveform DAW. which is available for Linux, but I find the interface way too complex. Even Ardour's gui is a little uninviting. The beauty of Qtractor is that the gui is simple enough that one can get started with a project right away.

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thanks a lot. you're welcome

you may also consider to give some more and contribute to the User Manual & How-To's Wiki

of course you're not obliged to anything, your love is enough ;

thanks again

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