FFADO 2.1.0 released

Submitted by jwoithe

The FFADO project is pleased to announce the long-awaited release of version 2.1.0. With improved stability, many bugfixes and a large number of newly supported devices this version represents 2 years work by the small but dedicated FFADO team. All users of FFADO are encouraged to upgrade.

This is a source-only release: libffado-2.1.0.tgz.

RME Fireface-800 update

Submitted by jwoithe

Here’s a quick update on the Fireface-800. The short story is that it mostly works as of svn revision 2062. Ffado-mixer includes all device controls and the matrix mixer is complete. Audio streaming works to and from the device, although startup can still be a little rough (that’s next on my list to look at). It’s probably ready for an initial round of testing by others to confirm that success can be achieved on systems other than my own. Please use the ffado-devel mailing list to report bugs and provide feedback.

RME Fireface 400 mostly usable (I think)

Submitted by jwoithe

Implementation of the remaining mixer and device controls for the Fireface-400 is now complete, although some combinations of settings are yet to be tested (particularly those associated with clock sources). This means that the Fireface-400 is getting close to being usable with FFADO now (at least on my system). Wider testing of svn head is encouraged so we can identify any remaining rough edges and see how it performs on a variety of computers. Please use the ffado-devel mailing list to report bugs and other problems.

RME driver progress

Submitted by jwoithe

After far too many delays (both technical and logistical,for which I apologise), practical progress has finally been made on the FFADO RME driver.

In short, the driver is now ready for wider testing, although there are some important limitations and cautions to keep in mind before proceeding.

FFADO 2.0.1 'Summertime' released

Submitted by arnonym

Without further ado, we hereby give you the 2.0.1 release of ffado.

The changelog to the previous 2.0.0 is rather simple:

  • Make it work on the new firewire-stack.

Of course some more fixes went into the package. But its mostly intended for distributors so they can finally deprecate/disable the old firewire stack in kernels.

For more changelog and instructions please look back at the 2.0.0 release announcement.

Rumors about FFADO and the new firewire stack [Updated May 11th, 2010]

Submitted by arnonym

The last weeks have seen a few rumors and lots of questions: Is ffado running with the new firewire stack?

The answer is kind of yes.

What you need is libraw1394 in version 2.0.5 or higher. And kernel 2.6.32 or higher. Then ffado (both the 2.0 branch and development trunk) should be usable on the new juju stack. Thanks to the team of the kernel-stack and some distributions for stepping up and (mostly) fix the kernel and libraw1394 for this. The changes to ffado where quite minimal.

The other answer is still no.

Because ffado still uses libraw1394 as layer between the kernel and its own streaming-/configuration-stuff. Which adds some latency and a lot of uncertainties for the low-latency. There is work going on to implement in-kernel streaming but this is all to early for testing or announcement. And time is sparse…

FFADO 2.0.0 released

Submitted by ppalmers
The FFADO team is proud and happy to announce the release of FFADO 2.0.0. This is a source-only release: libffado-2.0.0.tgz. As the release candidates have been around for almost one year now without a significant amount of bug reports we feel confident that the current code-base has matured. Around the end of november the 1000-th device was registered as being used with FFADO, which seemed to be a nice number to triggered the release (aside from the fact that no major bugs have been reported over the last 6 months).

RME Fireface news [Updated on 6 Jan 2011]

Submitted by jwoithe

Thanks to assistance from RME we now have Fireface devices and documentation to assist in the development of the FFADO RME driver. Some low-level changes have been flowing into the development trunk for a few weeks now and high-level functionality will follow once the necessary parts are in place. There is no ETA at this stage, but support for RME Fireface devices is on its way.