Please can we have 1.11.0 back?

Asked by Markbinner on 2015-12-30

Oh dear, where to start:

I was happily running 1.11.0 on both XP Pro 32-bit and Linux Mint 17.3 32-bit without any issues. I even wrote a glowing feedback report about how enraptured I was with Mixxx.
Cut to today. My Mint system prompted for the Mixxx 2.0 upgrade which the website states is now the stable version. Not only is it UNstable it's unusable on my Mint system.

On Mint I add a song to deck 1 and start playing it. Then I add another to deck 2 and click 'Cue'. Mixxx crashes and restarts EVERY SINGLE TIME. I tried to revert to 1.11.0 but can no longer find a link to it. Instead I had to go back to the version in the repos, which is 1.10. I'd rather have 1.11.0 - I was delighted with that. Using the PPA only gives you the 2.0 option.

Next, I install version 2.0 on Windows XP, scan the library and try to add a song to deck 1. Nothing happens! Likewise with deck 2. This, it turns out, is due to a wrongly-configured audio output setting which I was able to remedy but there was no error message to point to that; it was just trial and error.

Since you have clearly worked so hard over the last 3 years, it seems a great pity to release 2.0 without more testing and not have a reversion path to the previous stable version. Windows is less of an issue here because an offline installer allows reversion if the user has the good sense to keep the older version, just in case. Linux users have fewer options, as described above.

Please can you make 1.11.0 available again as a 'download alternative versions' link or something? If I can provide any diagnostics for the problem I'm seeing with Mint, I will gladly do so if you can tell me what info' you need.

Mark B

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Solved by:
Owen Williams
Solved:
2015-12-30
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2015-12-30
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2015-12-30

Hello, Mark. Thank you very much for reporting your problems!

We're aware of the confusing nature of not having a master sound device selected and are working on adding a notification about that to 2.1.

As for old versions, you can get them from http://downloads.mixxx.org/ (You'll want http://downloads.mixxx.org/mixxx-1.11.0/ )

And we of course want to troubleshoot your crash on Linux, so please file a bug here with details, and please attach a back-trace so we can see exactly where Mixxx is crashing. Instructions to do so are here: http://mixxx.org/wiki/doku.php/creating_backtraces#linux_mac_os_x_with_xcode_4x

Markbinner (markbinner) said : #2

Sean,

Thanks for the help and the super-speedy reply.

Mark

On 30/12/15 16:22, Sean M. Pappalardo wrote:
> Your question #280311 on Mixxx changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/mixxx/+question/280311
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Sean M. Pappalardo requested more information:
> Hello, Mark. Thank you very much for reporting your problems!
>
> We're aware of the confusing nature of not having a master sound device
> selected and are working on adding a notification about that to 2.1.
>
> As for old versions, you can get them from http://downloads.mixxx.org/
> (You'll want http://downloads.mixxx.org/mixxx-1.11.0/ )
>
> And we of course want to troubleshoot your crash on Linux, so please
> file a bug here with details, and please attach a back-trace so we can
> see exactly where Mixxx is crashing. Instructions to do so are here:
> http://mixxx.org/wiki/doku.php/creating_backtraces#linux_mac_os_x_with_xcode_4x
>

Owen Williams (ywwg) said : #3

We have updated the website to include a link to 1.11 for users experiencing issues with the new version.

Markbinner (markbinner) said : #4

Owen,

Thanks a million for your help and speedy reply. I just had a look there
and found only the Linux source code not a .deb package.

I can't fault your support at all - fantastic!

Mark

On 30/12/15 16:52, Owen Williams wrote:
> Your question #280311 on Mixxx changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/mixxx/+question/280311
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Owen Williams proposed the following answer:
> We have updated the website to include a link to 1.11 for users
> experiencing issues with the new version.
>

Best Owen Williams (ywwg) said : #5

I don't believe we pre-built debs for 1.11. You do have to use the PPA and you should be able to "Force Version" to 1.11. I usually do this with the older Synaptic package manager, which has a Package / Force Version menu option for just this purpose. See this AskUbuntu answer: http://askubuntu.com/questions/292314/how-to-downgrade-packages-on-ubuntu

Markbinner (markbinner) said : #6

I reverted to 1.10 by using Force Version because only 2.0 and 1.10 were offered as options.

Markbinner (markbinner) said : #7

Owen,

Thanks for that. That approach hadn't occurred to me. However, I did as
you suggested but when I tried 'Force version' my only options were 2.0
or 1.10. I'll stick with 1.10 for now. I have created a bug report and
attached a back trace to it (never done one of those before).

Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it.

Mark

On 30/12/15 17:22, Owen Williams wrote:
> Your question #280311 on Mixxx changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/mixxx/+question/280311
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Owen Williams proposed the following answer:
> I don't believe we pre-built debs for 1.11. You do have to use the PPA
> and you should be able to "Force Version" to 1.11. I usually do this
> with the older Synaptic package manager, which has a Package / Force
> Version menu option for just this purpose. See this AskUbuntu answer:
> http://askubuntu.com/questions/292314/how-to-downgrade-packages-on-
> ubuntu
>

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