Re: [LAD] Plugin block length restrictions

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To: Fons Adriaensen <fons@...>
Cc: <linux-audio-dev@...>
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 11:15 pm

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On Sun, 2012-10-21 at 21:10 +0000, Fons Adriaensen wrote:

Well, in practice arbitrary within a range, e.g. implementations may not
be able to sanely deal with N =3D 1.

> That does not mean that there are no real block processing algorithms,

=20

(I guess I should just skip the part where I bother asking entirely and
jump straight to the dubious claims. Much more effective.)

Well, this effort which you have so vehemently attacked was an effort to
establish this functionality in hosts.

However, since convolution does not need it, as you have pointed out, I
no longer plan to waste my time implementing either fixed or power of 2
in Ardour until there is a tangible reason to do so, and I doubt anybody
else will waste their time either. Tangible means plugin code.

Progress happens by people writing plugins, and the spec/hosts adapting
to accommodate their needs. All this mailing list bullshit is just a
waste of time. Serves me right for attempting to address needs that do
not actually exist.

Both features remain trivially supported in Jalv which can serve as a
test host for anyone interested in writing such plugins. If, and only
if, someone does, it will no longer be a waste of time to support them
in other hosts where it is more difficult.

-dr (who will think twice before posting to this toxic wasteland again)

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[LAD] Plugin block length restrictions, David Robillard, (Sun Oct 21, 8:24 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin block length restrictions, Fons Adriaensen, (Sun Oct 21, 9:10 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin block length restrictions, David Robillard, (Sun Oct 21, 11:15 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin block length restrictions, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Oct 22, 11:41 am)
Re: [LAD] Plugin block length restrictions, David Robillard, (Mon Oct 22, 3:27 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin block length restrictions, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Oct 22, 7:51 pm)
Re: [LAD] Plugin block length restrictions, David Robillard, (Tue Oct 23, 11:33 pm)