Status of Surround format support

Where has the surround format support got to?

I’m about to start a new project which needs surround formats to work correctly - so can I trust the latest JUCE version or stick with rolling my own with JUCE 4.1

Use the develop version of JUCE and surround should be well supported. However, the audio file readers/writers do not support surround yet but this is coming soon.

What is that support going to mean? At the moment the audio file readers and writers (as well as the AudioThumbnail stuff) appear to support files of more than 2 channels fine. I hope things are not going to get more complicated…

Nothing will get more complicated. There will be an extra method in the AudioFormatReader/Writer with which you can optionally query/set the channel layout.