Release Date

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  • Added a system-asio build option to aid distro packaging.


  • Fixed recent Arturia VST3 plugins running into memory errors at the end of a plugin scan in REAPER and Ardour. These plugins would try to read data in the Windows message loop without checking whether that data was initialized, after the data had just been deinitialized.


  • Fixed a regression from yabridge 4.0.0 where VST3 plugins in the 'new' Windows VST3 bundle format, like Sforzando, were not set up correctly.

Packaging notes

  • The new system-asio build option forces Asio to be used from the standard include directories. Otherwise the dependency is defined as a regular Meson dependency. Asio does not have any pkgconfig or CMake build definitions, so it's impossible to detect its presence and version in a standard way. Because of that the Meson build will always fall back to using the included wrap dependency. Configuring the project with meson setup build -Dsystem-asio=true ... forces <asio.hpp> to be used instead.
  • The ghc_filesystem dependency now explicitly mentions the ghcFilesystem::ghc_filesystem CMake module. ghc::filesystem's naming is inconsistent so Meson can't detect the correct module automatically. It also doesn't expose a version, so even with this change version 1.5.12 of the upstream dependency still won't be detected correctly. There is a PR that fixes this.


The archive ending in -ubuntu-18.04.tar.gz is a compatibility release meant for older distros and is thus slightly larger in size. If you're using Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 19, Debian 10, AV Linux MXE 2021, or any other distro that's older than Ubuntu 20.04, then you should use this archive instead of the regular release. If you need a build of yabridge for use with 32-bit plugin hosts, then you can find those on the automated builds page.


To update from an older installation, simply overwrite your current yabridge and yabridgectl files with the ones downloaded below, and then rerun yabridgectl sync to complete the update.