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Development Roadmap

This page represents the opinion of the Mixxx development team, as such it is not editable by general users. If you have comments or suggestions, please contact us.

Main Design Principles

These are some core goals which are critical for Mixxx to become a world-class application, somewhat in order of importance:

  • Stability - Having a stable platform for DJs to work from is key
  • Performance - Optimize latency over throughput
    • Support a good level of latency for as many configurations as possible
  • Usability - Most functions must be bonehead-easy to use. The manual must not be required reading!
  • Good hardware support
    • For as many devices as possible
    • With easiest possible setup
  • Support all likely input formats
  • Features
    • Should be guided by feedback from DJs
    • Great care should be taken to ensure that stability is not compromised by new features
    • Mixxx doesn't need to make the coffee, features should demonstrably improve the user experience

Release Schedule

1.11

  • Feature Freeze
    • Code: April 23, 2012
    • Strings: May 10th, 2012
    • GUI: May 10th, 2012
    • MIDI Scripts: May 25th, 2012
  • Beta Date
    • Goal: May 1st, 2012
  • Release Date
    • Goal: June 1, 2012

Feature Targets

  • Re-vamped Auto-DJ support
  • Session History Feature
  • Advanced Search Operators
  • Colored, tri-band waveforms
  • Drastically improved BPM and beat detection via VAMP plugins.
  • HID Controller Support via Scripting

Historical Release Roadmaps

1.10

  • More in-depth (and up-to-date) details on Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/mixxx/+milestone/1.10.0
  • Feature Freeze
    • Code: May 1st, 2011
    • Strings: May 16th, 2011
    • GUI: May 16th, 2011
    • MIDI Scripts: May 16th, 2011
  • Release Date
    • Goal: May 29th, 2011
    • Actual: Dec 24th, 2011

Feature Targets

  • Vinyl Control rewrite
  • Library Improvements
    • Traktor/RB Feature Rewrites
    • Major Browse Improvements
    • Crate/Playlist Locking
    • Other misc improvements (crate export/import)
    • Library performance improvements
  • Sampler Units
    • Potentially without load/saving of presets
  • External Audio Passthrough
  • CoreAudio in Mixxx proper (instead of just AppStore)
  • Looping
    • Quantized Looping
    • Beat Loops
    • Loop Double/Halve
    • Other Stuff!
  • Multiple Soundcard Synchronization improvements
  • Soft-takeover Support
  • Library Version Bumps
    • SoundTouch → 1.5.0
    • xwax → 0.8
    • gtest/gmock → 1.5.0

Released February 19th, 2011

1.9.0

  • Shoutcast/Icecast
  • SampleUtil / Hydra (optimizations)
  • External Mixer Mode
  • HSS1394 controller support
  • Random incremental improvements
  • Library improvements:
    • Taglib for faster scanning, better metadata
    • Fixes for iTunes/Rhythmbox slowness
    • Ratings widget, played column
  • Deprecated Qt3 code removal

Side projects:

  • SConscript Refactor
  • Build server - You can help by donating!
  • Reading with Taglib

Released October 5th, 2010

1.8.0

Release Schedule

  • Nov 16 2009 – Feature Freeze
  • Feb 5 2010 – private(-ish) beta testing
  • Feb 15 2010 – Mixxx 1.8.0 Beta 1
  • May-July – Mixxx 1.8.0 Beta 2
  • ??? - Mixxx 1.8.0 Final

Keep in mind that as we have no full-time developers, this schedule is likely to change due to external pressures. Don't plan anything important around it.

We tried to sync up with the Ubuntu release cycle, but were unable to commit enough developer time to fixing bugs, despite our best efforts. (Feature freeze for Lucid Lynx was February 18th, 2010.) We did get Mixxx 1.8.0 into Ubuntu 10.10 though! To-do list

New main features:

  • Looping
  • New Library
  • Ramping Pitchbend
  • Multiple MIDI device support
  • M4A support via SoundSource plugin architecture
  • Hot cues, multiple cue points
  • New skins

Side Projects

  • Unit Testing

Bugs fixed: https://bugs.launchpad.net/mixxx/+milestone/1.8.0

1.7.0

Released August 6, 2009

1.7.0 to do list (historical)

New features:

Bugs fixed: See https://launchpad.net/mixxx/+milestone/1.7.0

Changelogs

Available on the Mixxx blog

development_roadmap.txt · Last modified: 2012/04/20 18:56 by rryan