LADI Tools: first stable release is out!

During the last month I worked as upstream maintainer of LADI Tools and now I’m happy to introduce the first stable release! So, to answer the usual question “What’s new?”, here is a short description of the changes introduced (taken from the NEWS file included in the release tarball):

Laditools 1.0 «Lady “O”»

Apart from wladi and g15ladi, most of ladi* tools have been renamed:

  • ladicontrol -> ladi-control-center
  • ladilog -> ladi-system-log
  • laditray -> ladi-system-tray

Moreover, a new component has joined the LADI Tools suite: ladi-player. LADI Player is a convenient, graphical VLC-style application providing an all-in-one control interface to start, stop and monitor JACK as well as the session handler. It also provides basic controls for managing studios.

Goodbye PyGTK!

All the code was ported to GTK+ 3 and the new GObject Introspection mechanism.

Code refactoring and cleanup

The code has been reorganized in order to allow the use of Python objects by 3rd party applications.

To start writing code using the classes provided by laditools, simply do the following:

from laditools import *

Two-in-one solution for LADI System Tray

Formerly laditray was an implementation of GtkStatusIcon to put a nice right-clickable icon into the system tray to allow users access JACK controls easy way. It’s been mostly rewritten and now it shows an AppIndicator icon (if the library is available), or fall back to the’s old-fashioned System Tray Protocol Spec-compliant icon.

Project’s new homepage

The project’s homepage is now hosted by, the code is hosted by and it’s available here for browsing.
Please use the following links to contact the development team:

New up-to-date packages will hit both Debian and Ubuntu soon!

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