libmapper 0.1 released

libmapper provides a network-enabled middleware that allows an application to announce input and output signals to a subnet using a shared multicast UDP port, and automatically respond to requests to create dynamic connections. By using multicast, we avoid dependence on a central hub to manage connections, and use it to arrange signal transmission on a peer-to-peer basis without requiring a rebroadcasting infrastructure for data sharing. Additionally, this decentralized approach allows collaborative manipulation of signal connections on the local subnet, encouraging an experimental approach to mapping design. Mappings between signals can be constructed dynamically that perform translation of OSC message addresses for the receiver, and additionally can apply arbitrary transformation of signal values based on a given formula.

Documentation, source code, and binaries can be found on the project’s website.