Thanks to the amazing hardwork of Robin Gareus and funding from Harrison Consoles, ardour.org now has nightly builds of the development version of Ardour available.
These builds are NOT SUPPORTED, and they do not exist to replace releases. They are a way for users who have an interest or need to try the very latest version of Ardour to do so without needing to build the program themselves. You should NOT use these builds on existing sessions that you care about. Doing so may irreversibly damage those sessions (we hope not, but these are snapshots of our development process, so we can offer no guarantees). Consider them for testing only.
Builds happen during "the night" as defined roughly by Central European Time. The precise time at which each build will be available will vary from day to day. The correct term for the process is "nychthemeral" - there's more here for word fans.
There are builds for the following platforms:
- Linux, 32 bit
- Linux, 64 bit
- OS X, 32 bit
- OS X, 64 bit
- Windows, 32 bit
- Windows, 64 bit
Subscribers to ardour.org can get free access to fully enabled builds for each platform listed above, and can also choosen between debug-enabled and fully optimized builds. You will need to login using your regular ardour.org username and password on the Nightlies site.
Non-subscribers are limited to downloading versions of each of these builds which do not save or restore plugin settings, and are compiled to enable debugging. This is the same policy as for the zero-cost downloads of official releases.
For those paying attention, yes, that list included Windows. Support for Windows is still evolving but Ardour does build and run on Windows (and has done done for some time).