On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 11:24 PM, nescivi wrote:
Always worthy sentiments, and the more power users have to express
themselves musically, the better for all, as the word gets around, and
linux audio devs start getting a wider recognition for their work.
I will add here, that just maybe it's time to reconsider the tight
grip on the JACK API, and think about expanding it to a wider role in
modern computer based music making. We've already had a large
discussion about tempo mapping, etc, but additional components like
video, and a strengthening of the jackmidi base can only further those
user based options and give devs more meat to work with. For all the
discussion about keeping the core api "pure", there seems to be an
equal number of discussions from devs who would like to see a greater
degree of functionality, but are stifled by the currently
enforced......taboo regarding anything to do with the API.
JACK is a great tool, but it runs the risk of becoming "old" quickly,
and less attractive for devs in the future, if the progress is seen to
have stalled, or is being forcibly stifled to maintain some perception
of a narrow status quo. Personally, i'd hate to see that happen.
Just my view, and no doubt there will be those who fervently disagree,
but outside of the politics, and what seems the inevitable flamewars,
i wonder if we're missing a large opportunity to take linux audio into
state of the art territory.
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