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   <main>
     <general>
       <heading>Welcome to the terminatorX website!</heading>
       <subtitle>
-       <nopara>Bookmark this site as <link ref="http://www.terminatorX.cx">
-           www.terminatorX.cx</link>. It's located on
-         <link ref="http://42.fht-esslingen.de">42.fht-esslingen.de</link>
-       </nopara>
+        <nopara>Bookmark this site as 
+        <link ref='http://www.terminatorX.cx'>www.terminatorX.cx</link>. It's
+        located on 
+        <link ref='http://42.fht-esslingen.de'>
+        42.fht-esslingen.de</link></nopara>
       </subtitle>
       <text>
-       <para>
-         For those of you who drop by for the first time: terminatorX is a
-         realtime audio synthesizer that allows you to "scratch" on digitally
-         sampled audio data (*.wav, *.au, *.ogg, *.mp3, etc.) the way hiphop-DJs
-         scratch on vinyl records. It features multiple turntables, realtime
-         effects (buit-in as well as
-         <link ref="http://www.ladspa.org">LADSPA</link> plugin
-         effects), a sequencer and MIDI interface - all accessible through 
-         an easy-to-use gtk+ GUI. <bold>This sofware is designed to run
-           under Linux, FreeBSD and the like</bold>. <!-- It will possibly run und
-         other UNIXish systems running
-         <link ref="http://www.xfree86.org">XFree86</link> and a
-         compatilbe audio device, like OpenBSD. -->
-         If you have more questions read the <link
-          ref="faq.html">FAQ</link>/<link ref="doc/index.html">Manual</link>/<link
-          ref="http://www.boosthardware.com/LAU/quicktoots/toots/tx_toot/tx_toot1.html">Tutorial</link>/<link 
-         ref="COPYING">LICENSE</link> and if you have further questions, suggestions,
-         patches, <link ref="scratches.html">scratches</link> send me a
-         <link ref="mailto:alex@lisas.de">mail</link>
-       </para>
+        <para>For those of you who drop by for the first time: terminatorX is a
+        realtime audio synthesizer that allows you to "scratch" on digitally
+        sampled audio data (*.wav, *.au, *.ogg, *.mp3, etc.) the way hiphop-DJs
+        scratch on vinyl records. It features multiple turntables, realtime
+        effects (buit-in as well as 
+        <link ref='http://www.ladspa.org'>LADSPA</link> plugin effects), a
+        sequencer and MIDI interface - all accessible through an easy-to-use
+        gtk+ GUI. 
+        <bold>This sofware is designed to run under Linux, FreeBSD and the
+        like</bold>. If you have more questions read the 
+        <link ref='faq.html'>FAQ</link>/<link ref='doc/index.html'>Manual</link>/<link 
+           ref='http://www.boosthardware.com/LAU/quicktoots/toots/tx_toot/tx_toot1.html'>Tutorial</link>/<link ref='COPYING'>LICENSE</link> and if you have further questions,
+        suggestions, patches, 
+        <link ref='scratches.html'>scratches</link> send me a 
+        <link ref='mailto:alex@lisas.de'>mail</link></para>
       </text>
     </general>
-
     <news>
-    <newsitem>
-       <newsheader date="April 03"><link ref="download.html#Current Version">terminatorX 3.80</link> and <link ref="aseqjoy.html">aseqjoy 0.0.1</link></newsheader>
-       <newstext>
-               <para>This terminatorX release does a very good job at erasing points from my TODO-for-4.0 list. Among
-               other things this release introduces:
-               <itemizedlist>
-                       <listitem>
-                       <para>Finally terminatorX has a <bold>native</bold> <link ref="http://www.alsa-project.org">ALSA</link> 
-                       <bold>backend</bold>. See the new <italic>Preferences</italic> dialog and the online manual for details. 
-                       The ALSA and the OSS backends now both support operating at an 
-                       <bold>arbitrary sampling rate</bold>.</para>
-                       </listitem>
-                       <listitem>
-                       <para>The audio data display is now <bold>zoomable</bold>. This helps scratching large audio
-                       files (like complete songs) significantly. Use the slider on the right of the display area to adjust
-                       the zoom level. When playing the audio data will scroll in such a manner that the current position
-                       is always centered.
-                       </para>
-                       <para>To optimize playback performance terminatorX does a lot of "zoom" calculations in
-                       advance - so adjusting the slider will cause quite some amount of recalculation on large audio
-                       files.</para>
-                       </listitem>
-                       <listitem><para>A <bold>MIDI interface</bold> thanks to a patch by
-                       <person><name>Arthur Peters</name><email>amp@singingwizard.org</email></person>. The MIDI interface 
-                       is based upon the <link ref="http://www.alsa-project.org">ALSA</link> sequencer API, so you'll
-                       have to connect terminatorX' input port to an output port of your choice with either <screen>aconnect</screen>
-                       or for example the <link ref="http://pkl.net/~node/alsa-patch-bay.html">alsa-patch-bay</link>. To map a MIDI controller or note events
-                       to a turntable's parameter click the <italic>MIDI Mapping</italic> button.
-                       </para>
-                       <para>In order to test the new interface I hacked a little tool called 
-                       <link ref="aseqjoy.html">aseqjoy</link> that emits MIDI controller messages based on
-                       Joystick motion.</para>
-                       </listitem>
-                       <listitem><para>I finally untied audio rendering and audio backend. terminatorX now operates
-                       at a <bold>fixed internal blocksize</bold> of 1 ms. So now it doesn't matter anymore with which blocksize
-                       events were recorded - they will be played back correctly with any audio device blocksize.</para>
-                       <para>Note that
-                       a minor problem remains: the sampling rate has an effect on the blocksize, too. While there is 
-                       no problem switching from 22 or 32 kHz to 48 kHz, there will be a slight rounding error switching from or
-                       to 44.1 kHz. So if you record and playback events I suggest you keep the sampling rate the same,
-                       or use "straight" sampling rates like 22, 32 and 48 kHz only.
-                       </para></listitem>
-                       
-                       <listitem>
-                       <para>I added a little pitch calculator that allows adjusting the playback speed
-                       of a turntable to that of the master turntable. Click the <screen>Pitch Adj.</screen>
-                       button for more details.
-                       </para>
-                       </listitem>
-                       
-                       <listitem>
-                       <para>Advancing the use of XML: many XML-related bugs have been fixed, and I moved the <bold>set file format
-                       to XML</bold>, too. The MIDI mappings of parameters will be stored within set files, too. As XML set files
-                       with a lot of sequencer events can grow quite big tX supports writing <bold>gzip compressed set files</bold>
-                       through the use of <link ref="http://www.zlib.org">zlib</link>.
-                       </para>
-                       </listitem>
-                       <listitem>
-                       <para>Thanks to a suggestion by
-                               <person><name>Darrick Servis</name><email>darrick@dcn.davis.ca.us</email></person> 
-                               terminatorX <bold>no longer clips audio</bold>. If the generated amplitude goes beyond the maximum
-                               it will simply be cut off.
-                       </para>
-                       </listitem>
-                       <listitem>
-                       <para>Further cleaning up the layout for small DJ laptop displays: moved some buttons to
-                       a <bold>menu bar</bold> to waste less space. Addtionally you can now hit <screen>F11</screen> to
-                       enter <bold>fullscreen</bold> mode - if your window manager supports <italic>NETWM</italic>.
-                       </para>
-                       </listitem>
-                       <listitem><para>Dropped support for the old gtk+ 1.2 - you have to use gtk+ &gt;= 2.0, now.</para></listitem>
-               </itemizedlist>
-               </para>
-       </newstext>
-    </newsitem>
       <newsitem>
-       <newsheader date="18 Sep"><link ref="download.html#Current Version">terminatorX
-           V3.73</link> available, 
-         <link ref="http://www.debian.org">Debian</link> inclusion +
-         a <link ref="http://www.boosthardware.com/LAU/quicktoots/toots/tx_toot/tx_toot1.html">tutorial</link>
-       </newsheader>
-       <newstext>
-         <para>Aside of fixing numerous bugs, the new release does have
-           some new features:
-           <itemizedlist>
-             <listitem>
-               <para>I ported terminatorX to <link ref="http://www.gtk.org">gtk+</link>
-                 <bold>Version 2</bold> so tX should integrate nicely
-                 with your GNOME 2 desktop. This release still builds with
-                 the old gtk+ 1.2, too, but I don't plan to support it
-                 much longer.
-               </para>
-             </listitem>
-           </itemizedlist>
-        
-           <screenshot filename="shot-3.73-1.png">
-             <nopara>Minimizing controls to save space</nopara>
-           </screenshot>
-        
-         <itemizedlist>              
-             <listitem>
-               <para>I reworked the GUI a bit in order to make
-                 terminatorX fit better on those small DJ-laptop
-                 displays. Audio and control panels can now be minimized to 
-                 a <bold>panel bar</bold> to save space - works just like
-                 GNOME's window list. The panel bar status is
-                 stored within setfiles and restored upon
-                 loading. Additionally the buttons of the audio panel have
-                 been restructured. To lighten up the GUI five
-                 buttons have been merged into <bold>two</bold> - on
-                 clicking one of these you'll get a popup menu with all
-               previous functionality.
-               </para>
-           </listitem>
-           <listitem>
-             <para>
-               After spending an evening with Adrian in front of his
-               big endian system fixing the audiofile loading
-               routines, I decided that loading audiofiles through a
-               pipe is an ugly hack. Therefor I wrote <bold>three new audiodfile
-               loading methods</bold> that utilize libraries instead of pipes. These
-               are <link ref="http://www.mars.org/home/rob/proj/mpeg/">
-                 mad</link> (for mp3 files), 
-               <link ref="http://www.xiph.org/ogg/vorbis/">libvorbis</link>
-               (for OGG/Vorbis files) and 
-               <link ref="http://www.68k.org/~michael/audiofile/">
-                 libaudiofile</link> (for wav/aiff/au etc.). Using these
-               routines instead of the old ones brings the following
-               advantages:
-               <itemizedlist>
-                 <listitem>
-                   <para>loading audiofiles is significantly <bold>faster</bold></para>
-                 </listitem>
-                 <listitem>
-                   <para>terminatorX now evaluates the <bold>sample rate</bold> of an
-                     audiofile and adjusts the turntable's pitch
-                     accordingly (this does not affect the regular
-                     &quot;pitch&quot; setting btw)
-                   </para>
-                 </listitem>
-                 <listitem>
-                   <para>the new routines provide much better <bold>visual
-                     feedback</bold> on the loading progress
-                   </para>
-                 </listitem>
-               </itemizedlist>
-               Additionally more file formats are supported, so I
-               strongly recommend installing the libraries mentioned
-               above to improve terminatorX' usabilty.
-             </para>         
-           </listitem>
-             <listitem>
-             <para>Slowly approaching terminator<bold>XML</bold>: the
-                 configuration file (now <italic>~/.terminatorXrc</italic>)
-                 is no longer binary but an XML document. This is necessary
-                 to become more flexible in the future - and it allows
-                 editing your terminatorX configuration with a text editor - if
-                 you want to. Of course, terminatorX now requires
-                 <link ref="http://www.libxml.org">libxml</link> to be installed. For
-                 convenience this release still reads the old binary config
-                 and stores it as an XML document on exit. I plan to move
-                 the set file format to XML soon, too.
-               </para>
-             </listitem>             
-             <listitem>
-               <para>I completely rewrote the <italic>tX_engine</italic> in
-                 order to allow installing terminatorX <bold>suid
-                   root</bold>. This way terminatorX can run with
-                 realtime scheduling policy even for unprivileged
-                 users. Right after creation of the engine thread
-                 terminatorX drops root privileges - so it might even
-                 be safe to install terminatorX suid root - but I'll
-                 leave that up to security experts to decide. For a
-                 more detailed discussion read 
-               <link ref="faq.html#11">this FAQ entry</link>.
-               </para>
-             </listitem>
-           <listitem>
-             <para>
-               Playing around with the wonderful 
-               <link ref="http://www.povray.org">povray</link> a bit I
-               came up with a new logo for terminatorX. The icons have
-               been replaced, too - the new ones should be easier for
-               your desktop perception.
-             </para>
-           </listitem>
-             <listitem>
-               <para>
-                 Thanks to
-                 <person><name>Adrian</name><email>adrian@lisas.de</email>
-                 </person> terminatorX now has a <bold>manpage</bold>.
-               </para>
-             </listitem>
-           </itemizedlist>
-         </para>
-         <para>
-           A lot of bug fixing went into this release, too, most notably:
-         <itemizedlist>
-           <listitem>
-             <para>An old clipping bug in the <italic>tX_dial</italic> widget code has
-               been fixed.
-             </para>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem>
-               <para>This release builds, runs and loads audiofiles on big endian architectures.
-               </para>
-             </listitem>
-           <listitem>
-             <para>terminatorX should now build from scratch not only
-               on Linux but on FreeBSD, too. Thanks to <person>
-                 <name> Tilman Linneweh</name><email>tilman@arved.de</email></person>
-                 for testing.
-             </para>
-           </listitem>
-           <listitem>
-             <para>Many other fixes.
-             </para>
-           </listitem> 
-         </itemizedlist>
-           Have a look at the <link ref="ChangeLog">ChangeLog</link>
-           for more details and grab the tarball or the RPMS from the 
-           <link ref="download.html#Current Version">download
-             section</link>.
-         </para>
-         <para>Aside of the release I'd like to bring to your attention
-           that 
-           <person><name>Mike
-               Furr</name><email>mfurr@debian.org</email></person> 
-           is now maintainer of the
-           <link ref="http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/terminatorx.html">
-             terminatorX Debian package</link>. So if you're a Debian
-           user you may want to <italic>apt-get</italic> this release -
-           if you install <italic>unstable</italic> packages at all and
-           when your local mirror has been updated.
-         </para>
-         <para>
-           For new terminatorX users 
-           <person><name>Brian</name><email>bredfern@calarts.edu</email></person>
-           has created a wonderful step-by-step 
-           <link ref="http://www.boosthardware.com/LAU/quicktoots/toots/tx_toot/tx_toot1.html">
-             &quot;terminatorX TOOT&quot; tutorial</link> - reading that will accelerate
-           the creation of your first scratch considerably.
-         </para>
-       </newstext>
-      </newsitem>
-      
-      <newsitem>
-       <newsheader date="31 Jul"><link ref="turntable.html">Turntable gallery</link> online and a fresh
-       <link ref="scratches.html">scratch</link>
-       </newsheader>
-       <newstext>
-               <para>
-               I finally managed to hack the website's DTD and XSLT stylesheet to support
-               the <link ref="turntable.html">users' turntable section</link>. Now that it's easy
-               to update, please keep these turntable images coming in! I'd really like
-               to see more of your turntables.
-               </para>
-               <para><person><name>Brian</name><email>bredfern@calarts.edu</email></person> - 
-               a California based terminatorX DJ - has contributed a very cool scratch
-               for the <link ref="scratches.html">scratches section</link>. It's just an
-               excerpt of a complete drum and bass set that is available at Brian's 
-                <link ref="http://asapien.org">website</link> - which seems to be down currently.
-                In case it doesn't come up again I'll mirror the complete set here, too.
-               </para>
-               <para>
-               <italic>The names have been changed to protect the innocent...</italic> from
-               <bold>spamming</bold>. The XSLT stylesheet now mangles all email addresses
-               on this site except for mine - if you've seen a correct email address before
-               you should be able to recover the real address easily. BTW if you're a spam
-               victim, too, add the incredible <link ref="http://spamassassin.org">spamassassin</link>
-               to your <italic>.procmailrc</italic> and spam won't annoy you anymore.
-               </para>
-               <para>On terminatorX news Version 3.73 should be ready for release RSN! It will
-               probably still lack native ALSA support, though.
-               </para>
-       </newstext>
+        <newsheader date='April 03'>
+        <link ref='download.html#Current Version'>terminatorX 3.80</link> and 
+        <link ref='aseqjoy.html'>aseqjoy 0.0.1</link></newsheader>
+        <newstext>
+          <para>This terminatorX release does a very good job at extinguishing
+          points from my TODO-for-4.0 list. Among other things this release
+          introduces: 
+          <itemizedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Finally terminatorX has a 
+              <bold>native</bold>
+              <link ref='http://www.alsa-project.org'>ALSA</link>
+              <bold>backend</bold>. See the new 
+              <italic>Preferences</italic> dialog and the online manual for
+              details. The ALSA and the OSS backends now both support operating
+              at an 
+              <bold>arbitrary sampling rate</bold>.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>The audio data display is now 
+              <bold>zoomable</bold>. This helps scratching large audio files
+              (like complete songs) significantly. Use the slider on the right
+              of the display area to adjust the zoom level. When playing the
+              audio data will scroll in such a manner that the current position
+              is always centered.</para>
+              <para>To optimize playback performance terminatorX does a lot of
+              "zoom" calculations in advance - so adjusting the slider will
+              cause quite some amount of recalculation on large audio files.
+              The focused turntable now has a blue background and a yellow
+              audio signal instead of the old red border.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>A 
+              <bold>MIDI interface</bold> thanks to a patch by 
+              <person>
+                <name>Arthur Peters</name>
+                <email>amp@singingwizard.org</email>
+              </person>. The MIDI interface is based upon the 
+              <link ref='http://www.alsa-project.org'>ALSA</link> sequencer API,
+              so you'll have to connect terminatorX' input port to an output
+              port of your choice with either 
+              <screen>aconnect</screen> or for example the 
+              <link ref='http://pkl.net/~node/alsa-patch-bay.html'>
+              alsa-patch-bay</link>. To map a MIDI controller or note events to
+              a turntable's parameter click the 
+              <italic>MIDI Mapping</italic> button.</para>
+              <para>In order to test the new interface I hacked a little tool
+              called 
+              <link ref='aseqjoy.html'>aseqjoy</link> that emits MIDI controller
+              messages based on Joystick motion.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>I finally untied audio rendering and audio backend.
+              terminatorX now operates at a 
+              <bold>fixed internal blocksize</bold> of 1 ms. So now it doesn't
+              matter anymore with which blocksize events were recorded - they
+              will be played back correctly with any audio device
+              blocksize.</para>
+              <para>Note that a minor problem remains: the sampling rate has an
+              effect on the blocksize, too. While there is no problem switching
+              from 22 or 32 kHz to 48 kHz, there will be a slight rounding
+              error switching from or to 44.1 kHz. So if you record and
+              playback events I suggest you keep the sampling rate the same, or
+              use "straight" sampling rates like 22, 32 and 48 kHz only.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>I added a little 
+              <bold>pitch calculator</bold> that allows adjusting the playback
+              speed of a turntable to that of the master turntable so it easy
+              very easy to synchronize loops now. Note that this feature is
+              proabably useless.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Advancing the use of XML: many XML-related bugs have been
+              fixed, and I moved the 
+              <bold>set file format to XML</bold>, too. The MIDI mappings of
+              parameters will be stored within set files, too. As XML set files
+              with a lot of sequencer events can grow quite big tX supports
+              writing 
+              <bold>gzip compressed set files</bold> through the use of 
+              <link ref='http://www.zlib.org'>zlib</link>.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Thanks to a suggestion by 
+              <person>
+                <name>Darrick Servis</name>
+                <email>darrick@dcn.davis.ca.us</email>
+              </person> terminatorX 
+              <bold>no longer clips audio</bold>. If the generated amplitude
+              goes beyond the maximum it will simply be cut off.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Further cleaning up the layout for small DJ laptop
+              displays: moved some buttons to a 
+              <bold>menu bar</bold> to waste less space. Addtionally you can now
+              hit 
+              <screen>F11</screen> to enter 
+              <bold>fullscreen</bold> mode - if your window manager supports 
+              <italic>NETWM</italic>.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Dropped support for the old gtk+ 1.2 - you have to use gtk+
+              &gt;= 2.0, now.</para>
+            </listitem>
+          </itemizedlist></para>
+          <para>This release has seen quite some 
+          <link ref="http://developer.kde.org/~sewardj">valgrinding</link> so it
+          should run rather stable and a major mem leak has been fixedm, too.
+          Unlike 3.73 this one compiles with gcc &gt; 3.0 with 
+          <screen>-Wall</screen> and 
+          <screen>-Werror</screen> enabled.</para>
+        </newstext>
       </newsitem>
       <newsitem>
-       <newsheader date="05 jan">happy new year: 
-         <link ref="download.html#Current Version">terminatorX V3.72</link> is here.
-       </newsheader>
-       <newstext>
-         <para>
-           Hope everybody had a nice start into 2002, these are the changes
-           that come with terminatorX release 3.72 
-           (for details check the <link ref="ChangeLog">ChangeLog</link>):
-           <itemizedlist>
-             <listitem>
-               <para>Thanks to a patch from <person>
-                   <name>Matthew Evans</name>
-                   <email>activesx@hotmail.com</email>
-                 </person>
-                   terminatorX finally supports loading
-                   <link ref="http://www.vorbis.com">Ogg Vorbis</link>
-                   audiofiles. Note that this feature requires ogg123
-                   (>= RC2)
-                   and <link
-                   ref="http://sox.sourceforge.net">sox</link>
-                   installed. The very fresh RC3 release of Ogg Vorbis
-                   works just fine, too.
-               </para>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem>
-               <para><person><name>Adrian</name>
-                   <email>adrian@lisas.de</email></person> once again
-                   submitted code to the project: terminatorX now
-                   features <bold>mute</bold> and <bold>solo</bold>
-                   buttons for each turntable's mixing unit. The
-                   initial patch had some problems with the already
-                   existing mute-function in terminatorX, therefor I
-                   extended the turntable in such a way that the new
-                   buttons <bold>only affect current mixing</bold> -
-                   the sequencer will not record any events for them.
-               </para>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem>
-               <para>I updated the XInput code to work with XFree86 >
-                 4. terminatorX now uses the
-                 <italic>xsetpointer</italic> binary that comes with 
-                 XFree86 to switch the core pointer - as the old code
-                 doesn't work with newer XFree86 releases anymore. 
-                 <italic>configure</italic> should auto-detect 
-                 <italic>xsetpointer</italic> if it's available.
-                 <bold>Note:</bold> You only need to specify an
-                 additional XInput Device in the options dialog if you
-                 want to use a scratching device other than your
-                 mouse. (Yeah, I know, I state that in the docs,
-                 tooltips, everywhere - but I still get bug reports
-                 related to that issue...)
-               </para>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem>
-               <para>Updated mpg123 loading routines that should work
-                 with <link ref="http://mpg321.sourceforge.net">mpg321</link>
-                 (which many distros install instead of
-                 mpg123 these days), too. Note that you'll have to have 
-                 <link ref="http://sox.sourceforge.net">sox</link>
-                 installed in order to get mp3-loading to work (As
-                 mpg321 doesn't support mpg123's <italic>-m</italic>
-                 switch).
-               </para>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem>
-               <para>fixes for misc bugs (writing broken .wav's on big
-               endian machines, gcc >= 3.x compile fixes, some gtk+
-               cleanups, etc.)
-               </para>
-             </listitem>
-           </itemizedlist>
-         </para>
-         <para>Grab the sources or the fresh RPMs (Thanks,  
-           <person><name>Adrian</name><email>adrian@lisas.de</email>
-           </person>!) from the <link ref="download.html#Current Version">download
-           section</link>.
-         </para>
-         <para>Initially I planned to integrate native <link
-         ref="http://www.alsa-project.org">ALSA</link>-support into
-         this release but I simply failed to finish. As many people 
-         wanted to have some of the above features early I decided to
-         release it without ALSA now, as I'll be busy for the upcomming 
-         weeks. I haven't given up on ALSA though, hopefully the next
-         terminatorX release will feature a new audiodevice backend
-         that supports ALSA (V0.9) <bold>and</bold> OSS and brings many 
-         other adtvantages.
-         </para>
-         <para>The website has undergone minor updates, too:
-           <itemizedlist>
-             <listitem>
-               <para>The section header's now should look fine with
-                 <link
-                 ref="http://www.mozilla.org">Mozilla</link>-based
-                 browsers. They might look funny with older netscapes, though.
-               </para>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem>
-               <para>Updated the 
-                 <link ref="screenshots.html">screenshots</link> as
-                 people started asking howto achieve that old tX V3.5
-                 layout :)
-               </para>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem>
-               <para>Minor fixes to make <link ref="http://www.w3.org">W3C</link>'s validator accept the
-               pages again, and a favicon that needs some improvement.</para>
-             </listitem>
-           </itemizedlist>
-         </para>
-       </newstext>
-      </newsitem>
-       
-<!--      <newsitem>
-       <newsheader date="20 jun">New scratches, turntables &amp; FAQ updates
-       </newsheader>
-       <newstext>
-         <para>Hey, it seems that the <link ref="turntable.html">turntable
-             section</link> inspires quite some of you to build your own
-           tX-turntables - which is <bold>really cool</bold>! So I plan to
-           provide an additional <italic>users' turntables</italic>-section
-           ASAP. Now <person><name>Fernando</name>
-             <email>ffabreti@yahoo.com.br</email>
-           </person> not only sent me a cool
-           fresh <link ref="aint.mp3">scratch</link> you can grab from the
-           <link ref="scratches.html">users' scratches-section</link> but also
-           pictures from his turntable. Take a look at his turntable
-           in the <link ref="fernando.html">turntable section
-           </link>. In case <bold>you</bold> built
-           your own turntable already, please
-           <link ref="mailto:alex@lisas.de">send</link>
-             me some images of it - I'm
-           really keen on seeing what your turntables look like.
-         </para>
-         <para>
-           <person>
-             <name>Dr. Uggs</name>
-             <email>jesset@katapultz.org</email>
-           </person> visited the <link ref="scratches.html">users'
-             scratches-section</link> a while ago, too, and decided to
-           contribute his own scratch - not created with terminatorX but a
-           <bold>real</bold> turntable. I thought this fine scratch should
-           be up here, too - not in the users' scratches section though as
-           it's not a user-scratch. So you can listen to it right
-           <link ref="earth.mp3">here</link> - it's a good chance to compare
-           a real turntable's sound against terminatorX.
-         </para>
-         <para>If you have problems getting your mouse to actually scratch
-           with terminatorX, I have some hints on this issue in the
-           <link ref="faq.html">FAQ-Section</link> now.
-         </para>
-       </newstext>
+        <newsheader date='18 Sep'>
+        <link ref='download.html#Current Version'>terminatorX
+        V3.73</link> available, 
+        <link ref='http://www.debian.org'>Debian</link> inclusion + a 
+        <link ref='http://www.boosthardware.com/LAU/quicktoots/toots/tx_toot/tx_toot1.html'>
+        tutorial</link></newsheader>
+        <newstext>
+          <para>Aside of fixing numerous bugs, the new release does have some
+          new features: 
+          <itemizedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>I ported terminatorX to 
+              <link ref='http://www.gtk.org'>gtk+</link>
+              <bold>Version 2</bold> so tX should integrate nicely with your
+              GNOME 2 desktop. This release still builds with the old gtk+ 1.2,
+              too, but I don't plan to support it much longer.</para>
+            </listitem>
+          </itemizedlist>
+          <screenshot filename='shot-3.73-1.png'>
+            <nopara>Minimizing controls to save space</nopara>
+          </screenshot>
+          <itemizedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>I reworked the GUI a bit in order to make terminatorX fit
+              better on those small DJ-laptop displays. Audio and control
+              panels can now be minimized to a 
+              <bold>panel bar</bold> to save space - works just like GNOME's
+              window list. The panel bar status is stored within setfiles and
+              restored upon loading. Additionally the buttons of the audio
+              panel have been restructured. To lighten up the GUI five buttons
+              have been merged into 
+              <bold>two</bold> - on clicking one of these you'll get a popup
+              menu with all previous functionality.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>After spending an evening with Adrian in front of his big
+              endian system fixing the audiofile loading routines, I decided
+              that loading audiofiles through a pipe is an ugly hack. Therefor
+              I wrote 
+              <bold>three new audiodfile loading methods</bold> that utilize
+              libraries instead of pipes. These are 
+              <link ref='http://www.mars.org/home/rob/proj/mpeg/'>
+              mad</link> (for mp3 files), 
+              <link ref='http://www.xiph.org/ogg/vorbis/'>libvorbis</link> (for
+              OGG/Vorbis files) and 
+              <link ref='http://www.68k.org/~michael/audiofile/'>
+              libaudiofile</link> (for wav/aiff/au etc.). Using these routines
+              instead of the old ones brings the following advantages: 
+              <itemizedlist>
+                <listitem>
+                  <para>loading audiofiles is significantly 
+                  <bold>faster</bold></para>
+                </listitem>
+                <listitem>
+                  <para>terminatorX now evaluates the 
+                  <bold>sample rate</bold> of an audiofile and adjusts the
+                  turntable's pitch accordingly (this does not affect the
+                  regular "pitch" setting btw)</para>
+                </listitem>
+                <listitem>
+                  <para>the new routines provide much better 
+                  <bold>visual feedback</bold> on the loading progress</para>
+                </listitem>
+              </itemizedlist>Additionally more file formats are supported, so I
+              strongly recommend installing the libraries mentioned above to
+              improve terminatorX' usabilty.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Slowly approaching terminator 
+              <bold>XML</bold>: the configuration file (now 
+              <italic>~/.terminatorXrc</italic>) is no longer binary but an XML
+              document. This is necessary to become more flexible in the future
+              - and it allows editing your terminatorX configuration with a
+              text editor - if you want to. Of course, terminatorX now requires
+              
+              <link ref='http://www.libxml.org'>libxml</link> to be installed.
+              For convenience this release still reads the old binary config
+              and stores it as an XML document on exit. I plan to move the set
+              file format to XML soon, too.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>I completely rewrote the 
+              <italic>tX_engine</italic> in order to allow installing
+              terminatorX 
+              <bold>suid root</bold>. This way terminatorX can run with
+              realtime scheduling policy even for unprivileged users. Right
+              after creation of the engine thread terminatorX drops root
+              privileges - so it might even be safe to install terminatorX suid
+              root - but I'll leave that up to security experts to decide. For
+              a more detailed discussion read 
+              <link ref='faq.html#11'>this FAQ entry</link>.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Playing around with the wonderful 
+              <link ref='http://www.povray.org'>povray</link> a bit I came up
+              with a new logo for terminatorX. The icons have been replaced,
+              too - the new ones should be easier for your desktop
+              perception.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Thanks to 
+              <person>
+                <name>Adrian</name>
+                <email>adrian@lisas.de</email>
+              </person>terminatorX now has a 
+              <bold>manpage</bold>.</para>
+            </listitem>
+          </itemizedlist></para>
+          <para>A lot of bug fixing went into this release, too, most notably: 
+          <itemizedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>An old clipping bug in the 
+              <italic>tX_dial</italic> widget code has been fixed.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>This release builds, runs and loads audiofiles on big
+              endian architectures.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>terminatorX should now build from scratch not only on Linux
+              but on FreeBSD, too. Thanks to 
+              <person>
+                <name>Tilman Linneweh</name>
+                <email>tilman@arved.de</email>
+              </person>for testing.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Many other fixes.</para>
+            </listitem>
+          </itemizedlist>Have a look at the 
+          <link ref='ChangeLog'>ChangeLog</link> for more details and grab the
+          tarball or the RPMS from the 
+          <link ref='download.html#Current Version'>download
+          section</link>.</para>
+          <para>Aside of the release I'd like to bring to your attention that 
+          <person>
+            <name>Mike Furr</name>
+            <email>mfurr@debian.org</email>
+          </person>is now maintainer of the 
+          <link ref='http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/terminatorx.html'>
+          terminatorX Debian package</link>. So if you're a Debian user you may
+          want to 
+          <italic>apt-get</italic> this release - if you install 
+          <italic>unstable</italic> packages at all and when your local mirror
+          has been updated.</para>
+          <para>For new terminatorX users 
+          <person>
+            <name>Brian</name>
+            <email>bredfern@calarts.edu</email>
+          </person>has created a wonderful step-by-step 
+          <link ref='http://www.boosthardware.com/LAU/quicktoots/toots/tx_toot/tx_toot1.html'>
+          "terminatorX TOOT" tutorial</link> - reading that will accelerate the
+          creation of your first scratch considerably.</para>
+        </newstext>
       </newsitem>
-      
       <newsitem>
-        <newsheader date="22 mar">Fresh <link ref="download.html#Current Version">
-            RPMs</link> (for i586 and Sparc machines)
-        </newsheader>
-        <newstext>   
+        <newsheader date='31 Jul'>
+        <link ref='turntable.html'>Turntable gallery</link> online and a fresh 
+        <link ref='scratches.html'>scratch</link></newsheader>
+        <newstext>
+          <para>I finally managed to hack the website's DTD and XSLT stylesheet
+          to support the 
+          <link ref='turntable.html'>users' turntable section</link>. Now that
+          it's easy to update, please keep these turntable images coming in!
+          I'd really like to see more of your turntables.</para>
+          <para>
+          <person>
+            <name>Brian</name>
+            <email>bredfern@calarts.edu</email>
+          </person>- a California based terminatorX DJ - has contributed a very
+          cool scratch for the 
+          <link ref='scratches.html'>scratches section</link>. It's just an
+          excerpt of a complete drum and bass set that is available at Brian's 
+          <link ref='http://asapien.org'>website</link> - which seems to be down
+          currently. In case it doesn't come up again I'll mirror the complete
+          set here, too.</para>
           <para>
-               The RPMs for the current release have undergone some refinement by
-            <person><name>Mr. RPM</name><email>adrian@lisas.de</email></person>
-               himself. In addition to updating the spec-files he built
-               the current release on his very own Sparc, so there is a
-               Sparc RPM available now, too.
-       </para>
-       <para>
-               As always the RPMs are available from the 
-               <link ref="download.html#Current Version">
-               download section.</link>
-       </para>
+          <italic>The names have been changed to protect the
+          innocent...</italic> from 
+          <bold>spamming</bold>. The XSLT stylesheet now mangles all email
+          addresses on this site except for mine - if you've seen a correct
+          email address before you should be able to recover the real address
+          easily. BTW if you're a spam victim, too, add the incredible 
+          <link ref='http://spamassassin.org'>spamassassin</link> to your 
+          <italic>.procmailrc</italic> and spam won't annoy you anymore.</para>
+          <para>On terminatorX news Version 3.73 should be ready for release
+          RSN! It will probably still lack native ALSA support, though.</para>
         </newstext>
-      </newsitem>  
-
-      <newsitem>
-       <newsheader date="20 mar"><link ref="download.html#Current Version">
-           RPMs</link> for Version 3.71 available 
-       </newsheader>
-       <newstext>
-         <para>Faster than ever before
-           <person><name>Adrian</name><email>adrian@lisas.de</email></person>
-           has produced the rpms for the new release. The i586 and src RPMs
-           are available from the <link ref="download.html#Current Version">
-           download section</link>. These are V4-RPMs again - if you've got
-           a problem with them read the news below (from dec 18) for
-           more details on how to install V4-RPMs on a RPM-V3 systems.
-         </para>
-         <para>Sparc-Owners may be pleased to hear that there should be RPMs
-           for their platform sometime tomorrow.
-         </para>
-       </newstext>
       </newsitem>
-      
       <newsitem>
-       <newsheader date="20 mar">left, right, left, right...
-         <link ref="download.html#Current Version">
-           terminatorX V3.71</link> is up.
-       </newsheader>
-       <newstext>
-         <para>
-           Yep, a new release is here that brings the <bold>very latest</bold>
-           in HIFI technology: <italic>STEREO</italic>-operation ;) 
-         </para>
-         <para>
-           List of changes (for more details see the
-           <link ref="ChangeLog">ChangeLog</link>)
-           <itemizedlist>
-             <listitem>
-               <para>So tX is <bold>stereo</bold> now, producing stereo
-                 output for your soundcard and recording stereo
-                 wavfiles of course. The "pan" knobs for each turntable now
-                 actually <italic>do something</italic>. If you had
-                 terminatorX installed before you might have to
-                 increase the buffer size setting to fit stereo playback.
-               </para>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem>
-               <para>The new release has a patch from <person><name>Adrian
-                     Reber</name><email>adrian@lisas.de</email></person>
-                 applied, that fixes some issues with newer gcc releases, some
-                 minor bugs and cleans up the startup switches (there are
-                 some new ones, too - run <italic>terminatorX -help</italic>
-                 for more details). 
-               </para>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem>
-               <para>The echo effect received <bold>two new controls</bold>:
-                 a pan-control - to allow positioning the echo-signal at
-                 position in the stereo panorama that differs from the
-                 turntable's main pan-position - and an additional volume
-                 parameter for the echo-signal.
-               </para>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem>
-               <para>The built-in effects now <bold>clear their buffers</bold>
-                 on enabling
-                 to ensure that NANs (that some LADSPA plugins may create
-                 under certain conditions) do not get stuck in there.
-               </para>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem>
-               <para>Documentation updates and more bugfixes.
-               </para>
-             </listitem>
-           </itemizedlist>
-         </para>
-         <para>As the handling of the echo effect is somewhat special now, I
-           used <link ref="http://www.lysator.liu.se/~alla/dia/">dia</link>
-           and
-           <link ref="http://www.gimp.org">the gimp</link> to create a little graphic
-           to clear things up a bit (the manual contains a textual
-           description, too):
-           <screenshot filename="signalflow.jpg">
-             <nopara>tX signal routing</nopara>
-           </screenshot>
-         </para>
-         <para>RPMs will be available soon.</para>
-       </newstext>
-      </newsitem>
-
-      <newsitem>
-       <newsheader date="18 dec"><link ref="download.html#Current Version">
-           RPMs</link> done and some remixes.
-       </newsheader>
-       <newstext>
-         <para>
-           <person><name>Adrian</name><email>adrian@lisas.de</email></person>
-           set me up with the rpms for Version 3.70. Note that these are
-           RPMV4-rpms designed for RedHat 7.0. If you want to use these with
-           RedHat 6.1/6.2 you'll have to upgrade to rpm-3.0.5. You can
-           download the official RedHat-rpm-updates from right here, as this
-           server mirrors the RedHat updates (<link ref="ftp://rhlx01.fht-esslingen.de/Mirrors/updates.redhat.com/6.1/i386/">6.1</link>,
-           <link ref="ftp://rhlx01.fht-esslingen.de/Mirrors/updates.redhat.com/6.2/i386/">6.2</link>). Then grab the terminatorX-3.70-rpms from the
-           <link ref="download.html#Current Version">download section</link>.
-         </para> 
-         <para>
-           <person><name>Sean</name><email>sean@frazmtn.com</email></person>
-           sent me a mail sometime ago about his
-           <link ref="http://ns.ownerguard.com/~sean/">site</link>
-           where he offers some cool remixes he made (with terminatorX). Go
-           and <link ref="http://ns.ownerguard.com/~sean/">check them
-             out</link>.
-         </para>
-       </newstext>
-      </newsitem>
-
-      <newsitem>
-       <newsheader date="20 nov">It's done. 
-         <link ref="download.html#Current Version">terminatorX</link> V3.70
-         is here.
-       </newsheader>
-       <newstext>
-         <para>Yeah, I know, it's been a while, and sorry to everybody I told
-           something about "two weeks", "next week" or even "tomorrow". I mean
-           at least it's here before the 2.4.0-final kernel ;)
-         </para>
-         <para>
-           <screenshot filename="screenshot_v3.7.jpg">
-             <nopara>the new GUI with the plugin list popped up</nopara>
-           </screenshot>
-         </para> 
-         <para>Now, <italic>finally</italic> terminatorX <bold>Version
-             3.70</bold> is available for download. This release brings the
-           following new features:
-           <itemizedlist>
-             <listitem>
-               <nopara>The most exciting new feature is <bold>LADSPA plugin
-                   support</bold>. Note that this means terminatorX requires
-                 the LADSPA-SDK (ladspa.h to be exact) to build. Get the
-                 LADSPA-SDK from the <link ref="http://www.ladspa.org">LADSPA
-                   homepage</link> (untar; cd src; make
-                 install). Oh and while you're there why not grab
-                 <link ref="http://www.ladspa.org/cmt/">CMT</link> and all
-                 those other plugins available, too? Note that you can record
-                 sequencer events for controls of LADSPA plugins just like for
-                 the built-in effects.
-               </nopara>
-             </listitem>
-             
-             <listitem>
-               <nopara><bold>Editable effect stack</bold>. To allow nice
-                 integration of LADSPA-plugins with the built-in effects, all
-                 effects now reside in the turntable's <bold>effect
-                   queue</bold>. The effect-processing sequence can be edited
-                 easily (with the two blue arrows). LADSPA plugins can be
-                 inserted at any position in that sequence. Press the <italic>
-                   FX</italic>-button to load a plugin.
-               </nopara>
-             </listitem>
-             
-             <listitem>
-               <nopara>A <bold>GUI redesign</bold> again. This was necessary
-                 to support dynamic addition/removal of the plugin GUIs.
-                 Additionally you can now <bold>enter precise values</bold>
-                 for each parameter adjustable via a dial into a
-                 text entry widget alternatively. Another plus of the new GUI
-                 is, that you can configure it to display only those controls
-                 you want to see.
-               </nopara>
-             </listitem>
-
-             <listitem>
-               <nopara>The mouse-axis-to-parameter mapping is no longer
-                 hardcoded. You can now map <bold>any parameter</bold>
-                 considered mappable to the mouse-axis of your choice. This
-                 includes plugins' controls.
-               </nopara>
-             </listitem>
-
-             <listitem>
-               <nopara>The old README has gone. I moved the info there into a
-                 <bold>SGML/DocBook manual</bold>. The distribution comes with
-                 the HTML and the postscript version of that manual. The HTML
-                 version is available <link ref="doc/index.html">here</link>,
-                 too.
-               </nopara>
-             </listitem>
-
-             <listitem>
-               <nopara><bold>Tooltips</bold> for the new GUI.</nopara>
-             </listitem>
-
-             <listitem>
-               <nopara>
-                 <person><name>Josh Steiner</name>
-                   <email>joschi@eds.org</email></person>
-                 has added some <bold>startup switches</bold> for terminatorX.
-                 Try -<italic>-help</italic> for more details.</nopara>
-             </listitem>
-           </itemizedlist>
-         </para>
-
-         <para>If you want to create your very own plugins without writing a
-           single line of code checkout the <italic>excellent</italic>
-           <link ref="http://www.gdam.org">GDAM</link>.
-         </para>
-
-         <para>Ok, now grab the new release from the
-           <link ref="download.html">download</link> section and have fun - I
-           invested quite some time in polishing so I hope there are no bigger
-           flaws in it - but you never know ;).
-         </para>
-         <para>
-           I'll put some news up here as soon as the rpms for the new release
-           are finished.
-         </para>
-       </newstext>
-      </newsitem>
-
-      <newsitem>
-       <newsheader date="24 sep">website re-done &amp; some news</newsheader>
-       <newstext><para>Although hardly visible this website was completely
-           re-done. I ported this site to set of XML-files and an
-           XSLT-stylesheet, as this way it should be easier to maintain. Oh
-           yeah and finally frames and gifs are gone forever.
-         </para>
-         <para>
-           There might be some new bugs on this website, due to the re-design,
-           so please let me know about lousy layout in some browsers, dead
-           links or whatever, thanks!
-         </para>
-         <para>The page-contents was updated, too. People with list-linkage
-           or compile errors please take a look at the updated
-           <link ref="faq.html">FAQ</link>.
-         </para>
-         <para><bold>On terminatorX:</bold> Ok, the next release with
-           <link ref="http://www.ladspa.org">LADSPA</link>-plugin-support,
-           should be finished by next week. The GUI redesign is done, plugins
-           work nicely, just some polishing and doc-clearup is left to do.
-           Stay tuned.
-         </para>
-       </newstext>
+        <newsheader date='05 jan'>happy new year: 
+        <link ref='download.html#Current Version'>terminatorX V3.72</link> is
+        here.</newsheader>
+        <newstext>
+          <para>Hope everybody had a nice start into 2002, these are the
+          changes that come with terminatorX release 3.72 (for details check
+          the 
+          <link ref='ChangeLog'>ChangeLog</link>): 
+          <itemizedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Thanks to a patch from 
+              <person>
+                <name>Matthew Evans</name>
+                <email>activesx@hotmail.com</email>
+              </person>terminatorX finally supports loading 
+              <link ref='http://www.vorbis.com'>Ogg Vorbis</link> audiofiles.
+              Note that this feature requires ogg123 (&gt;= RC2) and 
+              <link ref='http://sox.sourceforge.net'>sox</link> installed. The
+              very fresh RC3 release of Ogg Vorbis works just fine, too.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>
+              <person>
+                <name>Adrian</name>
+                <email>adrian@lisas.de</email>
+              </person>once again submitted code to the project: terminatorX
+              now features 
+              <bold>mute</bold> and 
+              <bold>solo</bold> buttons for each turntable's mixing unit. The
+              initial patch had some problems with the already existing
+              mute-function in terminatorX, therefor I extended the turntable
+              in such a way that the new buttons 
+              <bold>only affect current mixing</bold> - the sequencer will not
+              record any events for them.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>I updated the XInput code to work with XFree86 &gt; 4.
+              terminatorX now uses the 
+              <italic>xsetpointer</italic> binary that comes with XFree86 to
+              switch the core pointer - as the old code doesn't work with newer
+              XFree86 releases anymore. 
+              <italic>configure</italic> should auto-detect 
+              <italic>xsetpointer</italic> if it's available. 
+              <bold>Note:</bold> You only need to specify an additional XInput
+              Device in the options dialog if you want to use a scratching
+              device other than your mouse. (Yeah, I know, I state that in the
+              docs, tooltips, everywhere - but I still get bug reports related
+              to that issue...)</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Updated mpg123 loading routines that should work with 
+              <link ref='http://mpg321.sourceforge.net'>mpg321</link> (which
+              many distros install instead of mpg123 these days), too. Note
+              that you'll have to have 
+              <link ref='http://sox.sourceforge.net'>sox</link> installed in
+              order to get mp3-loading to work (As mpg321 doesn't support
+              mpg123's 
+              <italic>-m</italic> switch).</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>fixes for misc bugs (writing broken .wav's on big endian
+              machines, gcc &gt;= 3.x compile fixes, some gtk+ cleanups,
+              etc.)</para>
+            </listitem>
+          </itemizedlist></para>
+          <para>Grab the sources or the fresh RPMs (Thanks, 
+          <person>
+            <name>Adrian</name>
+            <email>adrian@lisas.de</email>
+          </person>!) from the 
+          <link ref='download.html#Current Version'>download
+          section</link>.</para>
+          <para>Initially I planned to integrate native 
+          <link ref='http://www.alsa-project.org'>ALSA</link>-support into this
+          release but I simply failed to finish. As many people wanted to have
+          some of the above features early I decided to release it without ALSA
+          now, as I'll be busy for the upcomming weeks. I haven't given up on
+          ALSA though, hopefully the next terminatorX release will feature a
+          new audiodevice backend that supports ALSA (V0.9) 
+          <bold>and</bold> OSS and brings many other adtvantages.</para>
+          <para>The website has undergone minor updates, too: 
+          <itemizedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>The section header's now should look fine with 
+              <link ref='http://www.mozilla.org'>Mozilla</link>-based browsers.
+              They might look funny with older netscapes, though.</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Updated the 
+              <link ref='screenshots.html'>screenshots</link> as people started
+              asking howto achieve that old tX V3.5 layout :)</para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>Minor fixes to make 
+              <link ref='http://www.w3.org'>W3C</link>'s validator accept the
+              pages again, and a favicon that needs some improvement.</para>
+            </listitem>
+          </itemizedlist></para>
+        </newstext>
       </newsitem>
-
-      <newsitem>
-       <newsheader date="12 apr">
-         terminatorX V3.60  is here and 6.000 samples
-       </newsheader>
-       <newstext>
-         <para>Sorry, this tarball is finished for quite some time now - but
-           I was too busy for updating.<newline/>
-           <italic>Now 3.60 is here and has some brandnew features:</italic>
-           <itemizedlist>
-             <listitem><nopara>Finally the <bold>Sequencer</bold>
-                 is available. You can now record/dub events for <italic>
-                   scratching, volume, effects (cutoff etc.), sync settings,
-                 </italic> etc. </nopara>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem><nopara>New <bold>dial widget</bold> - I designed it
-                 for the upcoming GUI redesign - but
-                 I liked it so much I decided to let you betatest it right
-                 now ;) -
-                 configuring with -<italic>-disable-dial</italic> will give
-                 you the plain gtk+ scales
-                 again. </nopara>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem><nopara>Some <bold>pixmaps</bold> for the main
-                 operation buttons. These can be disabled
-                 in in the Options-dialog. </nopara>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem><nopara>Some <bold>soundfile-editor integration</bold>:
-                 You can now start your favourite
-                 soundfile-editor with the soundfile loaded in a turntable
-                 with just one
-                 click. If your looking for an soundfile editor check out
-                 Dave&apos;s
-                 <link ref="http://www.bright.net/~dlphilp/linuxsound/">Linux
-                   Sound and Midi Pages</link></nopara>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem><nopara><bold>Enhanced 3DNow! support</bold>: the mixer
-                 routine is now 3<italic>DNow!</italic>-optimized too,
-                 increasing 3DNow! performance gain from a
-                 fromer 5% to more than 20%.</nopara>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem><nopara>Big Endian support is back finally.
-                 <person>
-                   <name>Scott</name>
-                   <email>scknight@indiana.edu</email>
-                 </person> got it running on PPCs again.</nopara>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem><nopara>Some<bold> GUI cleanups</bold>. Should now fit
-                 on smaller displays, too.</nopara>
-             </listitem>
-           </itemizedlist>
-           The following <italic>long-outstanding bugs</italic> have been
-           fixed: 
-           <itemizedlist>
-             <listitem>
-               <nopara>segfault on load / drag&apos;n&apos;drop is
-                 <bold>fixed</bold></nopara>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem><nopara>zombie mpg123 and sox processes are <bold>
-                   killed</bold></nopara>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem><nopara>constant lowpass-signal <bold>fixed</bold>
-               </nopara>
-             </listitem>
-             <listitem><nopara>and more...</nopara>
-             </listitem>
-           </itemizedlist>
-         </para>
-         <para>
-           <person><name>Erik</name>
-             <email>e@osterman.com</email>
-           </person> sent me a note to inform me about his <bold>huge</bold>
-           <italic>sample-archive</italic>
-           (<link ref="http://ftp.osterman.com/pub/music/samples">http</link>/<link ref="ftp://ftp.osterman.com/pub/music/samples">ftp</link>).
-           They have more than 6.000 samples at the moment and if you want to
-           put up a mirror send him a note. 
-         </para>
-         <para>Speedy <person><name>Adrian</name>
-             <email>adrian@lisas.de</email></person> has
-           compiled the already available RPMs for V3.60. </para>
-       </newstext>
-      </newsitem> -->
-    </news>
+     </news>
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 </section>
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