[CLAM] CLAM 0.8.0 released (and library binaries coming soon!)

Pau Arumi parumi at iua.upf.es
Thu Jul 21 10:47:01 PDT 2005

 Final release of CLAM 0.8.0
 Prototyper with streaming SMS transformations"
   After two preview releases we are glad to announce the [3]final 0.8.0
   version of CLAM. This release has been thoroughly tested in GNU/Linux
   but not in Windows and OSX, which is a time consuming task to do with
   our current build system. The reason for thas is very simple: The
   current build system in Win and OSX is not completely automatic and
   requires some hand-tweeking. Instead of loosing time on that, we
   prefer concentrating effords in a new build system based on scons and
   library binaries, which promises being much more cross-platform
   frienly, among other goodies.

   The next release (0.8.1) with the new build system will happen soon,
   because we have already been successfull in our first tests compiling
   CLAM library binaries and linking apps against it.

   Now, going back to our current release, these are some of the
   important additons since 0.7.0
     * Rapid application-prototyping. Build a CLAM application in two
       easy steps: Designing the processing network with the
       NetworkEditor and the application GUI using QtDesigner and the
       CLAM plugin featuring widgets for visualizing streaming data.
     * Annotator. Another new CLAM application. It is a manual edition
       tool in which you can visualize and edit low-level and high-level
       descriptors of virtually any kind, segmentation marks.. The idea
       is to offer a tool for fine-tuning, visualizing, editing and
       testing description extraction algorithms.
     * Enhanced CLAM Networks. NetworkEditor can run SMS transformations
       in streaming. Moreover the processing network can receive controls
       from Open Sound Control (OSC) messages and translate outcoming
       controls to OSC messages.
     * QtPlots. Now features editable segmentation marks on all the
       plots, a break-point-function editor with auralization, a
       spectrogram plot and other goodies. See the [1]doxygen doc to
       learn how to use it.
     * XML enhancements including better error handling and reporting, an
       experimental backend based on libxml++ as an alternative to
       XercesC++ and partial document operations. Libxml++ is planned to
       be the official back-end on future releases but still some work is
       needed on error messages reporting.

   For details in CLAM-specific new features, please refere to the

   Compared to the last preview (pre2) release, these are the additions :
   New libxml++ back-end, CLAM::Audio bugfixes and interface changes
   related to SetDuration and SetEndTime (keeping back compatibility),
   and lot and lots of small bugfixes and code cleanup.


   1. http://www.iua.upf.es/mtg/clam/CLAM-doxygen/group__QTVM.html
   2. http://www.iua.upf.es/mtg/clam/ChangeLog.html
   3. http://www.iua.upf.es/mtg/clam/ (download)

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