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AVL-MXE-2021.05.22-Changelog.

Well what began as a bugfix/maintenance release has snowballed into a quasi new-features release especially in the case of the 64bit version with a move to Openbox and SLiM in an effort to put XFCE4 on Keto… As always the huge amount of helpful support and the generosity of the MX Linux developers, packagers and community have made this release possible.

32bit Version

– Fixed missing pulseaudio-module-jack.
– Fixed missing a2jmidid.
– Corrected Liquorix Repo for Buster.
– Removed now obsolete libfaudio OBS Repo.
– Changed ISO Live boot to Auto Login.
– Updated and enhanced User Manual significantly… PLEASE READ, THEN READ AGAIN!
– Updates and improvements to the AVL-MXE Assistant to make it take up less screen space.
– Tweaks to Default Diehard theming and AVL-MXE Logo and new DH Wallpapers.
– Move to a more traditional panel and taskbar from the previous Dock setup.
– Added several new Audio Plugins: Drops, MZuther Plugins, Airwindows.
– Updated SFizz to 1.0.
– Updated Dragonfly Reverbs to latest to fix random noise issue.
– Updated Ardour to 6.7.
– Updated Reaper build to 6.28 (now with LV2 Plugin support!).
– Updated Harrison Mixbus demo to 7.0.150.

Existing AVL-MXE 32bit users can obtain the updated Plugin Package here:

*Note, if you install this updated package you need to re-run LinVST!

64bit Version

– Changed Window Manager to Openbox!
– Removed xfwm and xfdesktop.
– Changed Wallpaper application to Nitrogen.
– Changed Login Manager to SliM.
– Created and added some background helper scripts for Openbox.
– Corrected Liquorix Repo for Buster.
– Removed now obsolete libfaudio OBS Repo
– Updated and enhanced User Manual significantly… PLEASE READ, THEN READ AGAIN!
– Updates and improvements to the AVL-MXE Assistant to make it take up less screen space.
– Tweaks Default Diehard theming and AVL-MXE Logo and new DH Wallpapers.
– Move to a more traditional panel and taskbar from the previous Dock setup.
– Added some new Audio Plugins: Drops, MZuther Plugins.
– Updated SFizz to 1.0.
– Updated Dragonfly Reverbs to latest to fix random noise issue.
– Updated Ardour to 6.7.
– Updated Reaper build to 6.28 (now with LV2 Plugin support!).
– Updated Harrison Mixbus demo to 7.0.150.
– Updated ACM Plugin demos to version 3.0.0.

Existing AVL-MXE 64bit users can obtain the updated Plugin Package here:

*Note, if you install this updated package you need to re-run LinVST!

**IMPORTANT!!

– Do not post tech support questions in Blog posts or my Youtube Videos, I do not check either regularly at all. Please join the MX Linux forum and post tech support questions in the ‘MX Respins‘ forum section and specify that you are using AVL-MXE in your subject.

– Installer is the top menu item in Openbox menu… right-click and installer is right there!

– Wine-Staging has broken Windows VST Plugin support over several updates..
To ensure WinVST is working OOTB in all provided DAWS I have decided to lock Wine-Staging
at version 6.2 and have kept a slightly older version of LinVST (3.1.5) because it seems to reliably work in both Ardour and Reaper. If you want to risk breaking it all that’s your choice and you can unlock Wine-Staging in a Root terminal with ‘apt-mark unhold winehq-staging’. If you have no idea what any of this all means leave it at the default setting and profit!

As usual PLEASE download from the AVL-MXE Webpage… if you find AVL-MXE useful and produce Multimedia Content with it please consider supporting the project with a Donation! Any amount helps and a portion of donations are passed upstream for Kernel development, to ardour.org and to MX Linux.

  I’ve done an example Video of how to set up Wine-Staging and Windows VST Audio plugins while running a Live boot session or for a fresh install: