[LAD] LV2 standalone / Session support / (Vee One)

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To: Linux Audio Developers <linux-audio-dev@...>
Date: Monday, August 6, 2012 - 10:02 pm

Hi,

Thanks Rui for the 'Vee One prototypes', released as LV2 plugins and
standalone verions. http://www.rncbc.org/drupal/node/549

It's nice that the user has the choice of using the sampler/synth as a
plugin or as standalone application. Another nice thing in this release
is that you included Session Management support in the standalone
versions, JackSession in this case.

This makes me wondering:

Why does every developer makes his own little single instance host for
his standalone version of the LV2 plugins? Why isn't there a standard
single-instance LV2 host which can be used by all the developers for
their standalone versions of the LV2 plugins they make? A small host,
devs can link to and which works like some kind of run-time dependency
of the standalone version. Didn't have DSSI some kind of system like that?

One of the big advantages of this is that you could eliminate a large
part of the session problem in the Linuxaudio ecosystem. Every new
release of a LV2 standalone application is another application which
needs to be patched for some kind of Session Management. This is
cumbersome for devs and users.

If that standard single instance LV2 host supports Session Management by
default (NSM/Ladish/JackSession/whatever), you solve a significant part
of the problems you encounter when working with standalone Jack apps on
Linux.

1) Users have the choice to use the plugin as standalone version, with
the SM functionality;
2) Developers don't have to patch their standalone version with SM support;
3) Users have more freedom to use the SM they want, because most new LV2
standalone versions will support the most popular SM systems.

Best regards,

Dirk (alias Rosea Grammostola)

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[LAD] LV2 standalone / Session support / (Vee One), rosea.grammostola, (Mon Aug 6, 10:02 pm)
Re: [LAD] LV2 standalone / Session support / (Vee One), David Robillard, (Mon Aug 6, 10:22 pm)