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0008030ardourbugspublic2020-07-03 05:37
Reporterkrischan941 Assigned Topaul  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
OSUbuntu OS Version19.10 
Product Version6.0-pre1 
Summary0008030: visual artifacts
DescriptionSee short video:
Using Ardour 6.0.rc1.2 on Ubuntu 19.10.
1. The Shuttle Speed Control is very tiny and therefore not realy usable (1 - 12 sec)
2. Left click a region and press 'z' to zoom in. After that press several times 'z' to zoom out. Then scroll down to the last track. It gets visually multiplied. (video 15 - 35 sec)
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has duplicate 0008061 new "Zoom to Selection" creates a phantom clone of the last track 



2020-04-28 19:37

administrator   ~0023992

The shuttle speed control isn't intended by be particularly fine resolution. You may want to shift the units to semitones. It is also designed to be most usable with a mouse scroll wheel (and in "wheel mode" even more so).

Even so the visual appearance here is odd. The default position for the "handle" should be in the middle, not on the left.


2020-04-29 19:36

reporter   ~0023997

I had the intuition to click and drag the controller and therefore my statement. But yes, it is perfect usable with a mouse scroll wheel.


2020-04-29 19:47

administrator   ~0023998

Last edited: 2020-04-29 19:48

Do you have any idea how the slide/handle itself ends up on the left side?


2020-04-29 20:59

reporter   ~0023999

No idea. Out of interest I compiled Ardour myself, meanwhile on Ubuntu 20.04. There it looks good.


2020-04-29 22:23

administrator   ~0024002

Where did you get it from before compiling it yourself?


2020-04-30 09:01

reporter   ~0024008

From (now current v6.0-rc1-146, 64bit, gcc5)
There are another few things which look different. The plus button for adding tracks in the mixer has another color, the "add tracks dialogue" has some more entries and the menu bar is slightly bigger in the self build version.
nightly_v6.0_rc1_146.png (186,195 bytes)   
nightly_v6.0_rc1_146.png (186,195 bytes)   
self_build.png (191,729 bytes)   
self_build.png (191,729 bytes)   


2020-04-30 13:15

administrator   ~0024009

The obvious difference there is translation. That shoudn't have the effects noted, however. Might be a useful clue to help track it down ....


2020-04-30 13:18

administrator   ~0024010

What waf configure options do you use with your self-build ?


2020-04-30 16:52

reporter   ~0024013

I used the commands written by x42 on .
So these configure options:
./waf configure --strict --cxx11 --with-backends=jack,alsa,pulseaudio,dummy


2020-04-30 19:07

administrator   ~0024014

These problems appear to have been caused by errors in the german translation. I have fixed an entire category of error for the de_DE.utf8 translation which I think fixes these errors.


2020-05-01 15:51

reporter   ~0024021

Great, the slide now (nightly Ardour 6.0.rc1.157) looks good. The rest is the same as before.


2020-05-01 16:21

administrator   ~0024022

With the self build version, what steps do you take after ./waf configure ?

Could you attach a screenshot showing the mixer button color difference? Thanks


2020-05-01 17:46

reporter   ~0024023

"With the self build version, what steps do you take after ./waf configure ?"

Differences are marked in white.
mixer button etc.png (334,220 bytes)


2020-05-02 11:23

reporter   ~0024034

Here are my complete build steps:

sudo apt-get build-dep ardour
git clone
cd ardour
./waf configure --strict --cxx11 --with-backends=jack,alsa,pulseaudio,dummy
cd gtk2_ardour


2020-05-04 21:40

administrator   ~0024063

The differences are translations, those are not available when running from source-tree (you'll have to package or install it).
The self-build also shows additional example Track-templates (share/scripts/_*) that are not bundled.

The "+" button style is because you use a different gtk theme and different gtk-version when you compile Ardour.
There are also a couple of other subtle differences when you use default debian/ubuntu's gtk.


2020-05-06 10:15

reporter   ~0024082

Ah ok. Thank you for your explanation.

Thank you very much paul for fixing the first bug in my description.

Should I close this bug report? The second one is reported by another user in 0008061. Maybe it wasn't a good idea to couple these two bugs in one report..


2020-07-03 05:37

viewer   ~0024589

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Feel free to re-open with additional information if you think the issue is not resolved.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-04-20 09:16 krischan941 New Issue
2020-04-27 12:35 x42 Relationship added has duplicate 0008061
2020-04-28 19:37 paul Note Added: 0023992
2020-04-29 19:36 krischan941 Note Added: 0023997
2020-04-29 19:47 paul Note Added: 0023998
2020-04-29 19:48 paul Note Edited: 0023998
2020-04-29 20:59 krischan941 Note Added: 0023999
2020-04-29 22:23 paul Note Added: 0024002
2020-04-30 09:01 krischan941 File Added: nightly_v6.0_rc1_146.png
2020-04-30 09:01 krischan941 File Added: self_build.png
2020-04-30 09:01 krischan941 Note Added: 0024008
2020-04-30 13:15 paul Note Added: 0024009
2020-04-30 13:18 paul Note Added: 0024010
2020-04-30 16:52 krischan941 Note Added: 0024013
2020-04-30 19:07 paul Note Added: 0024014
2020-05-01 15:51 krischan941 File Added: Bildschirmfoto von 2020-05-01 17-45-17.png
2020-05-01 15:51 krischan941 Note Added: 0024021
2020-05-01 16:21 paul Note Added: 0024022
2020-05-01 17:46 krischan941 File Added: mixer button etc.png
2020-05-01 17:46 krischan941 Note Added: 0024023
2020-05-02 11:23 krischan941 Note Added: 0024034
2020-05-04 21:40 x42 Note Added: 0024063
2020-05-06 10:15 krischan941 Note Added: 0024082
2020-07-03 05:37 paul Assigned To => paul
2020-07-03 05:37 paul Status new => resolved
2020-07-03 05:37 paul Resolution open => fixed
2020-07-03 05:37 anonymous Note Added: 0024589
2020-07-03 05:37 anonymous Status resolved => closed